Mazda’s North American Operations (MNAO) just wrote a rather larger check out to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the amount of $1,ooo,ooo! These are all the funds that Mazda has raised over approximately a 2 month time period from their Drive for Good campaign. If you’ve every been inside the Preston Mazda Showroom you probably saw this sign:
Now, just this week Mazda totaled up the money raised from this campaign and rounded up to give an even one-million-dollars to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This money will fund the research and treatment of childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. “Mazda’s donation to St. Jude helps them achieve their mission of reducing the cancer rate among children and allows them to continue their treatment without ever giving a patient’s family a bill,” said Jim O’Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer at MNAO.
The large sum was achieved by MNAO donating $150 per Mazda sold from November 21st, 2014 through January 2nd, 2015. That means that just in North America alone there were over 6,500 new Mazda’s purchased in about 45 days – that is remarkable. That statistic also speaks to the fact that Mazda is such a popular and reliable auto brand.
Mazda had also pledged to donate 1 hour of community service for every test drive taken during that time period. That ended up totaling 66,000 hours! The company’s employees and dealers plan to work together to contribute the full amount of service hours.