Nissan Canada helping Habitat For Humanity Canada give the gift of home for
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity is calling on all
Canadians to visit their local Nissan dealer over the next month, as Nissan
Canada has pledged a donation of $20 to local Habitat for Humanity projects
for each test drive in order to help more low-income families access
affordable homeownership and break the cycle of poverty.
"Nissan Canada and its employees have been great supporters of Habitat's work
in Canada for over five years," said Stewart Hardacre, President and CEO of
Habitat for Humanity Canada. "Their employees regularly help out on builds and
they provide much-needed financial support to help cover hard costs such as
land and building materials. We are extremely grateful for their support."
As part of Nissan Canada's "Gift to You" holiday campaign, Nissan will also be
donating an additional $5 to local Habitat affiliates for each new Facebook
"like" they receive over the duration of the promotion, which ends December
24. Nationwide, Habitat for Humanity and Nissan Canada hope to generate
$550,000 in total, which will help several more low-income families realize a
safe and decent home they can afford.
"Nissan and our employees have been proud supporters of Habitat for Humanity
Canada for the past five years, helping build numerous homes for Canadian
families from coast to coast," said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing,
Nissan Canada Inc. "Everyone should be home for the holidays and with the
funds raised through this campaign, we will ensure many more Canadians have a
home to call their own this time next year."
Visit www.nissangift.ca for more information on the campaign, Nissan vehicles,
and the Nissan dealerships near you.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit
organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent
place to live. With the help of over 50,000 volunteers every year and 69
affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their mission is to mobilize
volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting
homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty in Canada and around
the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in
zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable
Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution
subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices
in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs
250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 30
Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan
made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable,
mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international
accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World
Car of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
Media contacts: Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada Tel: (905) 629-6400 Email:email@example.com
Derek Mletzko Manager, Marketing & Communications Habitat for Humanity Canada
Tel: (416) 644-0988 ext. 326 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn McCarthy Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3305 email@example.com
SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.
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