KIA MOTORS AMERICA AND DONORSCHOOSE.ORG FORM PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT MORE THAN 125,000 PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS NATIONWIDE IN 2012
Fast-Growing Automaker’s Donation and Double Your Impact Campaign will Generate more than Two Million Dollars for School Supplies and Educational Resources this Year
(Los Angeles, August, 28, 2012) ‐ DonorsChoose.org, the online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need, announced today that Kia Motors America (KMA) has made a $1 million commitment to public schools as part of the citizen philanthropy organization’s first-ever national partnership with an automotive brand. Kia’s donation launches a Double Your Impact campaign with DonorsChoose.org, designed to fund 50 percent of classroom projects near Kia’s network of more than 755 retail showrooms across the country as well as the company’s U.S. headquarters in southern California and assembly plant in southwest Georgia. By matching community donations, KMA will bring more than $2 million of classroom projects to life and the offer is available until all funding is applied to classroom projects.
“Kia Motors is the fastest-growing car company in the U.S., and one of our company’s core values &dash ‘Globality’ ‐ teaches us to strive to become a respected global corporate citizen, which drives our company to contribute to a better future,” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. “Kia is committed to making a difference and is proud to be the first automotive brand to establish a national philanthropic partnership with DonorsChoose.org to help provide school supplies for children most in need, while supporting all of the communities across the country that we call home.”
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