Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and Mazda Drive for Good® Partner to Do Good

DETROIT--()--Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) are partnering during this holiday season to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Mazda’s annual Mazda Drive for Good winter event is a national fundraising and volunteer campaign which has partnered with four national nonprofits and 42 local nonprofits to help give to those in need this holiday season.

“Mazda Drive for Good isn’t about selling cars. It is about giving back and building awareness”

“Mazda Drive for Good isn’t about selling cars. It is about giving back and building awareness,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “Many people may think that we are building awareness for Mazda, but part of our goal is to build awareness for our nonprofit partners, that helps them long term, not just during the Mazda Drive for Good event.”

Mazda customers will continue to direct the $150 donation for the purchase or lease of a new Mazda to one of four national nonprofits or one or more local nonprofit options specific to their area. Mazda will also continue to pledge one hour of service for every test drive taken during the Mazda Drive for Good event time. Giving Mazda customers a local nonprofit option helps bring Mazda’s philanthropy efforts to the local communities.

“We are pleased to be a part of the Mazda Drive for Good initiative. Funds raised will help children here in southeastern Michigan stay healthy with important injury prevention, art therapy and child life services programs,” said CHMF President and CEO, Tony Werner.

The Mazda Drive for Good® program launched in 2013 and further established Mazda’s commitment to charitable service with a pledge to its customers and the communities in which it does business. Responsible for donating more than $7.6 million and pledging more than 120,000 charitable service hours over the past two years, Mazda Drive for Good continues to provide monetary donations and community service throughout the year.

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 27 directors, and is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director of Communications and Annual Giving