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Nissan Canada helping Habitat For Humanity Canada give the gift of home for the holidays


Nissan Canada helping Habitat For Humanity Canada give the gift of home for the holidays

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.

About Nissan 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: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Derek Mletzko Manager, Marketing & Communications Habitat for Humanity Canada Tel: (416) 644-0988 ext. 326 Email: dmletzko@habitat.ca

Jenn McCarthy  Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3305 jennifer.mccarthy@cohnwolfe.ca 

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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CO: Habitat for Humanity ST: Ontario NI: AUT

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