Mazda’s Drive for Good Event raises $2.7 million dollars

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Mazda announced today that it will be donating $2,751,700 dollars to select charitable organizations from the Mazda Drive for Good campaign this year.  In addition to the monetary donations Mazda will be handing out, Mazda employees and dealerships across the US also will also volunteer a total of 56,435 hours in 2014 because of the Mazda Drive for Good campaign.

Mazda’s Drive for Good campaign ran from November 25, 2013 through January 2, 2014.  For each new Mazda vehicle someone bought during this time frame Mazda donated $100 to one of four national or 32 local charities across the country.  The choice of where the $100 donation by Mazda was up to the Mazda customers.   Some customer who have not decided about where the charitable donation will go have until the end of the month (January 31, 2014) to make a decision.

In addition to the money Mazda matched an hour of charitable service for every test drive of a new Mazda vehicle taken during the Mazda Drive for Good event.  That equaled over 56,000+ hours which shows you many test drives people take at dealerships.

“Giving back to our communities is a part of who we are,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North America. “And because real charity is more than just giving money, Drive for Good also allowed every Mazda associate to donate their time to help too.”

Mazda will donated money among St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Mazda Foundation in addition to these local charities.

Mazda Drive for Good Local Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico

Dallas/Ft. Worth
Make A Wish Foundation

JDRF International

JDRF International

New Orleans
March of Dimes

Rio Grande Valley
March of Dimes

Austin Humane Society

Kansas City
Great Plains SPCA

United HealthCare Children’s Foundation, Inc.

Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (MACC Fund)

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Cleveland, Inc.

The Come Together Foundation

St. Louis
Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation

Northern Illinois Food Bank & Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc.

Where Angels Play Foundation

New York
Where Angles Play Foundation

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

American Cancer Society, Inc.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Inc.

Friendship Trays , Inc.

Ft Myers Area
Gulf Coast Humane Society, Inc.
Orlando Area
Pet Rescue by Judy, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond

All Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc.

West Palm Beach
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Los Angeles
JDRF International

Salt Lake City
Prevent Child Abuse Utah

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Adam Yamada-Hanff
Adam has always loved cars and anything with wheels. When he is not writing about interesting stories you might find him jamming on his saxophone, watching movies, creating art, or playing with his two dogs.