Mazda Will Donate $4.9 Million to Charity in Drive for Good Event

Mazda has announced it will donate just over $4.9 million to select charities as part of the Mazda Drive for Good event—about 79% more than last year.

You might remember when they kicked off the campaign with this commercial.

The event took place between November 21, 2014 and January 2, 2015, during which Mazda donated $150 to charity for every vehicle it sold in the United States. The money will go to one of four national or 44 local charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the Mazda Foundation. The choice of charity is left up to the customer, who has until January 31, 2015, to make his or her decision as to which charity to donate to.

But Mazda isn’t stopping there. Throughout the year, the company’s employees and dealers across the country will also donate more than 66,000 charitable service hours through various local charitable opportunities, up 17.5% over 2014. That’ll certainly include a few of us here at Bakersfield Mazda!