Elevating Connections was recently recognized as one of the five winners the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good charity program, for their work in their local community, and received $10,000 in grants and services.
Some of Mazda’s top volunteers from across the nation weighed in on why Mazda’s Drive for Good program and giving back to the community are important.
As a youth-founded and youth-driven nonprofit, Warm Winters empowers volunteers across the country to work with local ski resorts to repurpose lost and found items, ultimately donating them to local homeless shelters as well as homeless individuals.
In 2014, Jahmal Cole founded My Block, My Hood, My City (MBMHMC), an organization that helps teens experience the world beyond their neighborhood.
Stretching back nearly 25 years, Mazda’s collaboration with the American Red Cross began when Mazda asked its local Red Cross chapter to train the Mazda Emergency Response Team.
Since 2012, Mazda Motorsports has been the sponsor of the Project Yellow Light scholarship to inform drivers of the dangers of distracted driving.
When it comes to bonds, there’s a special one that Mazda holds dear to its heart -- the bond it has with military service members and their families.
Earning the reputation as a premier cycling event in the country, The Mazda Foundation Million Dollar Challenge raises more than $1 million dollars each year to help promote an active lifestyle for those with physical challenges.
Through sponsorship of the Food Prep Room in the SPCA’s Dog Adoption Building, Mazda has helped keep the room supplied and ready to take in animals.
To-date, Mazda Foundation has donated one-half million dollars to My Stuff Bags Foundation, helping the organization reach the milestone of providing My Stuff Bags to one-half million children.
“Giving back is at the core of what we do." See how Mazda is helping those without cars and rewarding those who are donating their old cars through Vehicles for Change.
Through support from companies such as Mazda, the Red Cross is able to maintain a variety of resources and equipment that allows the organization to be ready to respond anytime, anywhere to help people affected by disasters.
The Northwest Mazda Dealers donated $90,450 to the Seattle Children’s Hospital on April 12 as part of the Mazda Drive for Good program.
Mazda Drive for Good is a winter charitable event the proceeds of which are derived from the sale and leasing of Mazda automobiles. The company donated $100 for each car sold or leased during the inaugural year in 2014. For 2015, the donation has been increased to $150 per car.