ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hands On Atlanta announced today that Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) will serve as presenting sponsor of Hands On Atlanta Day 2015, the annual event that enlists thousands of local residents to participate in large-scale community service projects across the Greater Atlanta area. Held on Oct. 3, 2015, Hands On Atlanta Day will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Michelle Nunn, former executive director of Hands On Atlanta, will serve as honorary chair.
As presenting sponsor of Hands On Atlanta Day, MBUSA will help the nonprofit organization kick off its annual day of service, which last year recruited more than 4,000 volunteers to participate in 85 projects throughout the city's schools, parks and community centers. The event will mark MBUSA's first volunteer initiative in metro Atlanta as a member of the local community. In early July, the automaker relocated its corporate offices from its former home in Montvale, New Jersey, to a temporary site in Dunwoody, with plans to open a new headquarters building in nearby Sandy Springs by early 2018.
"Mercedes-Benz has a long history of giving back, both to improve the lives of others and lay the foundation for the next generation's success," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "Joining forces with Hands On Atlanta is the perfect way to continue that legacy in our new home. When we roll up our sleeves and invest some sweat equity in our community, it makes a strong statement about who we are as a company and as individuals."
"We are thrilled that Mercedes-Benz has arrived in Atlanta with a true desire to give back to the city and connect with the community," said Gina Simpson, president and CEO of Hands On Atlanta. "By partnering as presenting sponsor of Hands On Atlanta Day 2015, MBUSA is not only demonstrating the high priority they place on volunteerism, but they are also setting an example for other business leaders. We are honored to partner with them in making our 25th Hands On Atlanta Day the most impactful yet!"
Those interested in volunteering for Hands On Atlanta Day 2015 are invited to register at www.handsonatlanta.org.
About Hands On Atlanta
For the last 25 years, Hands On Atlanta has been an epicenter for meaningful community engagement and community change in the Greater Atlanta Area. A robust network of volunteers, civic entrepreneurs, and partners in Atlanta, Hands On Atlanta is addressing Atlanta's most pressing needs and providing experiences to ignite a passion for lifelong service and create lifelong community volunteers.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. For the 50 years MBUSA has operated in this country, the company has been an integral part of the communities in which it does business and the neighborhoods where its employees live and work. A common thread through its activities over the decades has been a commitment to nurturing leadership. To that end, MBUSA places particular emphasis on initiatives designed to empower future generations, particularly those who are underserved. MBUSA is dedicated to helping today's youth develop the tools they need to reach their full potential and become the leaders and success stories of tomorrow.
SOURCE Hands On Atlanta