IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Building on four years of donations and over 30 years’ worth of volunteer hours completed, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced they will recommit to their annual charity program, Mazda Drive for Good®, in 2018. In its fifth year, MNAO will provide monetary donations to four national charities and 42 local charities, meeting a $5 million commitment to the communities in which it does business. Additionally, in 2018, MNAO employees and dealers will spend 50,000 hours of time volunteering in their local communities.
“Our Mazda Drive for Good program started in 2013, as a way to unify Mazda owners, dealerships and employees around causes that are important to them,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of MNAO. “What started as a winter charity event evolved into a true way-of-life for many of our dealer partners and employees. We are proud to announce our recommitment to our local communities, and the non-profits that truly make a difference in peoples’ lives, each and every day.”
In its fifth year of the Mazda Drive for Good program, Mazda will collaborate with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. on a national level, and 42 community non-profit organizations across the country. See below for a complete list of partner organizations. In addition to the monetary donations, MNAO employees and dealer partners will continue to provide hands-on assistance to individual charities and causes they feel passionate about, in their local communities.
Mazda established the Mazda Drive for Good charitable program as a way to give back to the communities in which it does business. Since its launch in 2013, the Mazda Drive for Good program has donated more than $18.4 million, has pledged more than 263,000 charitable service hours and continues to provide monetary donations and community service throughout the year. You can learn more about the Mazda Drive for Good program on Inside Mazda.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 600 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com/Newsroom.