DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America will continue its commitment to diversity during the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) by supporting two great organizations in the city of Detroit. Hyundai will partner with Orchards Children's Services, a Detroit based youth services organization, and the Ajamu Group Multicultural Media Luncheon Award Ceremony.
For the second year in a row, Hyundai will donate 1,000 new winter coats to Orchards Children's Services and Pace Academy for youth and families in Detroit on January 11. To date, Hyundai has donated over 12,000 winter coats through the program across the U.S. In addition to the new coats, Hyundai presents a $2,500 grant to support the ongoing work of Orchards Children's Services.
"With the bitter temperatures we are experiencing, we are so thankful and honored that Hyundai North America has selected Orchards Children's Services once again as the recipient for 1,000 brand new warm coats," said Michael E. Williams, CEO, Orchards Children's Services. "We serve some of the most vulnerable children in our community and their commitment to safety and well-being of Detroit's youth warms our hearts."
On January 12, Hyundai will serve as the presenting sponsor for the 7th annual Ajamu Group Multicultural Media Luncheon Awards Ceremony. The event takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel and recognizes the contribution of women and minorities in the automotive industry. This year's event will feature keynote speaker, actor and director, Boris Kodjoe.
"At Hyundai, we are committed to diversity and to supporting communities in which we do business," said Jerry Flannery, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "With our annual coats program, we want children and families in Detroit to know that Hyundai is on their side. We are deeply committed to building stronger communities and are proud to work that Orchards Children's Services and the Ajamu Group."
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America