Hyundai Motor America Partners With Focus: HOPE To Donate 1,000 Winter Coats To Underprivileged Youth And Adults In Southeast

 Hyundai Motor America Partners With Focus: HOPE To Donate 1,000 Winter Coats
          To Underprivileged Youth And Adults In Southeast Michigan

2013 marks Hyundai's fourth year in its partnership with Focus: HOPE; The coat
donation and $10,000 gift are part of the automaker's activities during the
NAIAS in Detroit

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America recently donated
1,000 winter coats and $10,000 in cash to the Detroit-based community
organization, Focus: HOPE, as part of its activities for the 2013 North
American International Auto Show. The coats were distributed to
underprivileged  youth and adults from Southeast Michigan during a special
event and check presentation on Saturday, January 12. More than 100 community
members joined Focus: HOPE's CEO, William F. Jones, Jr., representatives from
Hyundai Motor America and the South Michigan Hyundai dealers at the event at
Focus: HOPE's campus in Detroit.



Hyundai's $10,000 gift will benefit the Eleanor M. Josaitis Fund for Focus:
HOPE, in honor of the late co-founder's life, her extraordinary commitment to
justice and the community development of Detroit throughout her life. The fund
supports programs to revitalize the community and provide educational and
professional training opportunities to its residents.

"At Hyundai, we are committed to improving the communities in which we live
and do business and we are honored to partner with Focus: HOPE to help improve
the lives of the residents of Detroit and its surrounding communities," said
Zafar Brooks, Director of General Affairs, Hyundai Motor America. "We commend
Focus: HOPE for continuing the important work of its founders, Father William
Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, to overcome racism, poverty and injustice."

Focus: HOPE is a nationally renowned civil and human rights community
organization that serves the Southeast Michigan communities through its food
program, career training programs, and HOPE Village Initiative. Since the
organization's founding 43 years ago, Focus: HOPE has operated under its
mission to pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty
and injustice. To date, Hyundai has donated $40,000 and 4,000 coats to Focus:
HOPE to benefit underprivileged residents in the communities it serves.

"Our partnership with Hyundai has become rooted in our community over the last
four years and we are very grateful for this valuable relationship and their
ongoing support," said William F. Jones, Jr., CEO of Focus: HOPE. "Their
generous monetary donation is really appreciated as it supports our job
training and community initiatives. But the donation of 1,000 coats each year
really touches our hearts and is a very practical solution to the challenges
of poverty in our area. You don't realize how valuable a warm coat is until
you don't have one, or you don't have one for your child."

To learn more about Focus: HOPE, visit

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 warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance.

Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization in
Detroit founded in 1968 after the Detroit riots. Throughout the years, Focus:
HOPE developed numerous programs in its efforts to overcome racism, poverty
and injustice, including food, career training, and community development
programs. Through Focus: HOPE, thousands of individuals – especially women and
minorities – have become financially independent. Visit

SOURCE Hyundai Motor America

Contact: Walter Rodriguez, Hyundai Motor America, Cell, +1-714-824-0302,; or Adam Robles, Finn Partners, Cell, +1-562-413-4649,; or Kathy Moran, Focus: Hope, Office, +1-313-494-5500,
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