Hyundai Motor America Partners With The City Of Atlanta And Atlanta Public Schools To Donate 1,000 Coats To Underprivileged

  Hyundai Motor America Partners With The City Of Atlanta And Atlanta Public
        Schools To Donate 1,000 Coats To Underprivileged Atlanta Youth

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed attends Hyundai's coat donation ceremony at
Bethune Elementary aimed to help service families below poverty line

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America donated 1,000
coats to the community organization Park Pride, the City of Atlanta's Mayor's
Office, and the City of Atlanta's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural
Affairs. The coats were distributed to underprivileged  youth from Atlanta
Public Schools and children involved in faith-based community organizations
during a special event on Tuesday, March 5. More than 150 community members
and students joined Mayor Kasim Reed and representatives from Hyundai Motor
America at the event at Bethune Elementary School in Atlanta.



"At Hyundai, we are committed to improving the communities in which we work
and live. We are honored to partner with the City of Atlanta to identify and
address the needs of its underserved residents," said Zafar Brooks, Director
Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion at Hyundai Motor
America. "We commend Atlanta's community partners in recognizing the
essential need to improve the health and wellness of children in their

Hyundai's gift of 1,000 coats will benefit students at Atlanta-area Title 1
schools, where more than 80 percent of their student population receives some
type of Federal support. Social workers and counselors at these schools then
selected youth enrolled in free or reduced lunch services to receive the
coats. The city of Atlanta also worked with local faith-based organizations to
identify deserving families who may not have been identified within the school
system. The Hyundai coat donation initiative is in its fourth year, and is
part of Hyundai's ongoing efforts to provide coats to youth in communities in

"Through public-private partnerships, we have been able to provide support and
resources to families throughout the City of Atlanta," said Atlanta Mayor
Kasim Reed. "Today's coat donation has made an indelible impact on the lives
of hundreds of children in Atlanta thanks to the generosity of Hyundai Motor

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs services over 4,000
youth annually in their after school programs, athletic programs and specialty
programs offered year round. More than 80 percent of the youth served are from
families who have incomes well below the poverty index and are enrolled in
Atlanta Public Schools. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural
Affairs has a long standing collaborative relationship with the Atlanta Public
School System.

"Nearly 75% of our students qualify for free and reduced priced meals, which
means that we are tasked with meeting student-needs that extend beyond the
classroom," said Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools.
"We are appreciative of Hyundai's generosity. This is an example of how
collaboration between our school system, the City of Atlanta and corporate
partners like Hyundai benefits students."

To learn more, visit the website of the City of Atlanta's Department of Parks,
Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

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.

For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta
on Facebook and Twitter @City_of_Atlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and
Twitter @Kasim Reed.

SOURCE Hyundai Motor America

Contact: Walter Rodriguez, Hyundai Motor America, +1-714-824-0302,; or Aaron Bensoua, Finn Partners, +1-310- 418-4389,; or Jennifer Ogunsola, City of Atlanta,
+1-404-886-2963, jogunsola@AtlantaGa.Gov
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