Wrapping up the fourth year of the Mazda Drive for Good program, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will donate more than $5.4 million to select charities across the United States in 2017, as a result of money raised during the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good event. In addition to the monetary donation, Mazda employees, dealers and partners across the nation have pledged over 67,500 hours of charitable service in 2017, as a result of vehicle test drives.
Since its inception in 2012, Mazda Drive for Good has donated more than $18.4 million, and seen Mazda employees, dealers and partners deliver nearly 263,000 hours of charitable service.
The 2016 Mazda Drive for Good charitable event took place November 21, 2016 through January 3, 2017. For every new Mazda vehicle purchased or leased during that time, Mazda donated $150 to one of four national, or 42 local, charities—ultimately allowing the customer to choose where the money was directed. In addition to the monetary donation, Mazda pledged one hour of charitable service for every test drive of a new Mazda vehicle.