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Hyundai Donates 1,000 Winter Coats to Detroit Children

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But First Snide's Remarks: When an editor first showed me this release, I got a nice warm and fuzzy feeling that a transplant Korean owned company would go out of its way to help poor Detroit waifs. And then it hit me, Hyundai's donation and concern for the needs of American children is admirable, but frankly the fact that there even exists a need for this donation of warm winter coats for OUR kids is pretty disgusting...kudos for Hyundai, boos for the American people.

Donation Will Be Made in Conjunction With the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

DETROIT - January 11, 2010: Hyundai Motor America is coming to the aid of Detroit youth with a practical new donation of 1,000 winter coats. Working with Focus: HOPE, a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization in Detroit, Hyundai will distribute coats to the children, families and program participants of The HOPE Village Initiative. Modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone, The HOPE Village Initiative will be a major catalyst for change in the neighborhoods immediately around Focus: HOPE.

In the midst of a very cold winter and in a struggling economic climate, Hyundai will enable children, families and program participants of The HOPE Village Initiative to maintain productivity within the community during the inclement weather in the southeast Michigan region.

A donation ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, at Focus: HOPE 1400 Oakman Blvd Detroit, MI 48238-2881. For more Information please contact Zafar Brooks at (714) 965-3584 or

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