D.R.I.V.E. which stands for (Donations for Recovery & Investment that are Very Essential) Makes Its Donation
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is proud to announce it has selected Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank as its Arizona charity to receive a $5,000 donation this month as part of its D.R.I.V.E Initiative.
The Scottsdale dealership re-introduced D.R.I.V.E, which stands for Donations for Recovery & Investment that are Very Essential, as a way to help Valley charities recover following the pandemic. Many have been decimated following the economic downturn combined with critical fundraising cancelled in the spring and fall.
The year-long campaign kicked off in June of this year focusing on supporting and highlighting local causes. The initiative is a continuation of Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale’s historic commitment to supporting organizations that improve our communities. The campaign’s initial $5,000 donation was presented to Fresh Start due to a rise in domestic violence that has been a tragic result of the pandemic. The second donation in was given to Arizona’s Children Association because of the non-profits focus on helping with pandemic- specific issues for highly vulnerable children.
This month Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale says it selected Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank because of the organization’s mission to provide food and other necessities to unite the community and the fight against hunger.
Executive Director, Jan Terhune stated, “We are navigating the 2020 and 2021 “back to school” landscape and ramping up our Meals to Grow student hunger relief programs. Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale’s very generous gift will help with the distribution of over 10,000 backpack meals to area students ages 4 – 21.”
In the past Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale has supported such causes as the Arizona Children’s Association, Jones-Gordon School (which helps twice exceptional students), Scottsdale Fire Fighter’s Association, Homeward Bound, Arizona Science Center, HopeKids, Health Network Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Valley View Leadership.
A fourth charity will be announced in the coming weeks with a $5,000 check to follow. The dealership is appealing to all its customers, friends and families to join them in donating each month to the selected organizations.
You can help this month’s charity with donations large and small by clicking here.
The dealership also welcomes suggestions for future donations from readers, customers and others that are consistent with the efforts of the year-long initiative.
Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is located 4725 N Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. Visit https://www.mbscottsdale.com/ or call (480) 409-0409.