Mazda’ Drive for Good Results in $5.3 Million in Donations
As it has done for the past two years, Mazda has held its annual Drive for Good event, during which each Mazda vehicle sold resulted in a donation to select charities across the nation, and each test drive resulted in one hour of charitable service pledged by Mazda employees and dealers.
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In total, Mazda North American Operations announced that it is donating $5,354,550 to 50 national or local charities, as well as pledging a total of 72,000 hours of charitable service.
“Mazda Drive for Good is in its third year and we are honored to again announce continued growth in donations to our nonprofit partners,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO, MNAO. “With more than 72,000 hours pledged, volunteering continues to be the best opportunity for our employees and dealers to make a real difference in their local communities.”
Donations and charitable hours actually were higher this year than previously, with donations up 8.4% and charitable hours pledged up 9.1%.
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Drivers who bought new Mazda vehicles during the event still have some time to mull over where their car’s donation will go, but after January 31st, Mazda will presumably dole it out as best it can.