BALTIMORE, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America in cooperation with the NAACP will distribute 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in the Baltimore community. The backpacks and related school supplies will be distributed on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in conjunction with the 108th NAACP annual convention. The event attendees will be joined by representatives from the Baltimore Mayor's Office, community leaders, and non-profit community organizations in the area.
The Hyundai Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway is a part of the company's ongoing commitment to giving back to local communities. Children in the Baltimore area will receive these basic school supplies and have the opportunity to interact with civic leaders. This is a part of both organizations' commitment to education and community support.
"Hyundai is committed to helping build strong communities by giving back to the markets in which we work and do business," said Zafar Brooks, Director Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity and Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America. "We are pleased to work with our longstanding partnership, the NAACP, in an effort to serve Baltimore area school children. We hope this donation of backpacks and school supplies will benefit many children in the community and will help to support their educational effort."
In addition to the backpack give away, Hyundai will sponsor the NAACP Youth and College Division for a special event. Legendary Hip-Hop artists, Curtis Blow, Cool Mo Dee, and Kid Capri will perform for the youth conference participants.
For additional information and to register to receive a backpack for a local child, visit the NAACP Experience booth at the Baltimore Convention Center. A maximum of two backpacks will be distributed per family.
ABOUT HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America