Drive for Good Campaign

Mazda Donates to Charity

At Rosen Mazda, we are proud of the great Mazda vehicles we sell. We are also doubly proud of our customers when they help us and Mazda raise money for good causes. That’s certainly the case with the Drive for Good Campaign being conducted by the Japanese automaker this year.

The charitable drive was launched by Mazda North American Operations as way for people to give back to their communities while also test driving a great Mazda vehicle. The event is going on now and will run through January 3rd of 2017. The charitable campaign works like this: for every test drive a customer completes, Mazda will donate one volunteer hour to the community. For every purchase or lease of a new Mazda, the company will give $150 to one of several pre-selected national charities or to a local charity chosen by the new Mazda owner.

Over the past three years, Mazda has donated over $13 million dollars to various charities as a part of the program. They have also pledged mover 195,000 hours of service. A few of the national charities Mazda has chosen to be recipients of their charitable donations include the American Red Cross, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the American Heart Association and the Mazda Foundation. This is the fourth year of the Drive and it has already been a success. The contest started on November 21, and as of the first week of December hit, the campaign had raised nearly $15,000 with over 200,000 hours of service.

NBCUniversal is a partner with Mazda in the Drive for Change program and on November 30th they recognized one person who they felt had the most positive impact on their community. That person just happens to be a Chicagoan, so that made us even more proud of the Chicagoland area. Jahmal Cole was the winner. Jahmal is the founder of My Block, My Hood, and My City which helps Chicago teens explore the city they live in, far beyond the boundaries of their neighborhoods. The organization received a $30,000 donation and was invited to attend NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” in New York City.

Feeling charitable this holiday season? Come down and see us at your Waukegan Mazda dealer and test drive, buy or lease a new Mazda vehicle and support a local charity of your choice. You will find us at 100 N. Green Bay Road in Waukegan, IL.

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