2015 Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai Continues Commitment to Diversity
Hyundai to donate 1,000 winter coats for kids and $10,000 to Focus: HOPE; Hyundai to sponsor Multicultural Media Luncheon
DETROIT -- Jan. 16, 2015: Hyundai Motor America continues its commitment to corporate social responsibility and diversity for the community of Detroit during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. As part of its corporate and diversity outreach while in Detroit, Hyundai is partnering with community organization Focus: HOPE and The Ajamu Group.
"At Hyundai, we value highly the communities in which we do business, and through our community partnerships, Hyundai is committed to improving neighborhoods and promoting the health and well-being of children," said Zafar Brooks, Director for Hyundai Motor America. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusive Diversity are important business priorities for Hyundai. We are especially pleased to continue our longstanding initiatives in Detroit during the 2015 North American International Auto Show, partnering with Focus: HOPE on the Hyundai Coats for Kids program and being the presenting sponsor of The Ajamu Group's Multicultural Media Luncheon."
Focus: HOPE and Hyundai Coats for Kids
For the 6th consecutive year, Hyundai will host a donation ceremony for its annual Hyundai Coats for Kids program in Detroit. Hyundai will make a donation of 1,000 new winter coats to the renowned Focus: HOPE community organization. These coats will be provided to underserved youth in Detroit. In addition, Hyundai will present a $10,000 donation to Focus: HOPE that will support the Hope Village Initiative and the Center for Children's educational programs.
"Too many of us take being warm for granted and can't imagine what it would feel like to try to go to school or work without a warm coat," said William F. Jones, Jr., CEO of Focus: HOPE. "For the 6th straight year, Hyundai Motor America has brought a solution to that challenge."
Since 2010, Hyundai's Coats for Kids program has also supported various community organizations nationwide, including Centronia and the Central Union Mission in Washington, DC, The Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, Instituto Del Progreso Latino in Chicago, and Park Pride in Atlanta.
The Ajamu Group Multicultural Media Luncheon
For the fourth consecutive year, Hyundai will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Multicultural Media Luncheon event. The multicultural media awards program honors the contributions of women and minorities in the automotive industry. This year, Hyundai's Design Manager, Andre Hudson, received the Visionary Award for Design & Engineering from The Ajamu Group.
"Hyundai has been a terrific partner in recognizing inclusion in the auto industry," said Cheryl Ajamu, CEO of The Ajamu Group. "In particular, we appreciate their support of the Detroit community and the work they do to be socially responsible."