DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) and Mazda North
American Operations (MNAO) are partnering during this holiday season to
raise awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Foundation. Mazda’s annual Mazda Drive for Good winter event is a
national fundraising and volunteer campaign which has partnered with
four national nonprofits and 42 local nonprofits to help give to those
in need this holiday season.
“Mazda Drive for Good isn’t about selling cars. It is about giving back
and building awareness,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO.
“Many people may think that we are building awareness for Mazda, but
part of our goal is to build awareness for our nonprofit partners, that
helps them long term, not just during the Mazda Drive for Good event.”
Mazda customers will continue to direct the $150 donation for the
purchase or lease of a new Mazda to one of four national nonprofits or
one or more local nonprofit options specific to their area. Mazda will
also continue to pledge one hour of service for every test drive taken
during the Mazda Drive for Good event time. Giving Mazda customers a
local nonprofit option helps bring Mazda’s philanthropy efforts to the
“We are pleased to be a part of the Mazda Drive for Good initiative.
Funds raised will help children here in southeastern Michigan stay
healthy with important injury prevention, art therapy and child life
services programs,” said CHMF President and CEO, Tony Werner.
The Mazda Drive for Good® program launched in 2013 and further
established Mazda’s commitment to charitable service with a pledge to
its customers and the communities in which it does business. Responsible
for donating more than $7.6 million and pledging more than 120,000
charitable service hours over the past two years, Mazda Drive for Good
continues to provide monetary donations and community service throughout
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014
for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent
public charity governed by a community board of 27 directors, and is a
501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 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 www.mazdausamedia.com.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director
of Communications and Annual Giving