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Mazda Celebrates #GivingTuesday Through Recommitment to Mazda Drive for Good®

Mazda will Donate $5 Million and Pledge 50,000 Hours of Volunteer Time in 2018

November 28, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (November 28, 2017) – 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.

Follow the conversation at #MazdaDrive4Good or MazdaUSA.com/Drive4Good.

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.

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NATIONAL

American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Mazda Foundation
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

GULF REGION

Albuquerque Ronald McDonald House
Austin Austin Humane Society
Dallas & Fort Worth MD Anderson Cancer Center
Denver JDRF
Harlingen Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg RGV
Houston JDRF
Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital
New Orleans Covenant House New Orleans
Omaha Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation

 

MIDWEST REGION

Chicago Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
Cincinnati Friar’s Club of Cincinnati
Cleveland Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
Ronald McDonald House of Akron
Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Detroit Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Lexington Kentucky Children’s Hospital
Louisville Children’s Hospital Foundation
Milwaukee Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund
Minneapolis  Ronald McDonald House – Upper Midwest

 

NORTHEAST REGION

Baltimore American Cancer Society
Boston The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
Hartford & New Haven Autism Speaks
New York Autism Speaks
Philadelphia The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pittsburgh Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Washington, D.C. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Washington DC

 

SOUTHEAST REGION

Atlanta Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Charlotte Charlotte Family Housing
Ft. Myers & Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital
Raleigh UNC Children’s Hospital (The Medical Foundation of NC, Inc)
Richmond & Petersburg Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
West Palm Beach Place of Hope

 

WESTERN REGION

Los Angeles Local chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Phoenix Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Portland Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation
Sacramento, Stockton & Modesto Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area
San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation
San Francisco, Oakland & San Jose Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Seattle & Tacoma Seattle Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City Prevent Child Abuse Utah

 

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Contact:
Carley Hummel, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6913
Eric Booth, Mazda North American Operations, 949-727-6144

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