Delivering 6,700 smiles and a whole lot more to the children of Australia
Hyundai Motor Company Australia's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Hyundai Help For Kids announces four new beneficiary recipient's and programs to the schedule:
Ronald McDonald House
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced four initial recipients of the recently established philanthropic program Hyundai Help for Kids. Ronald McDonald House, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, Clown Doctors, and Little Wings will join three existing programs as inaugural beneficiaries of this initiative. Receiving financial and/or vehicular assistance from Hyundai Help for Kids will allow each of these organisations to continue their vital work to support young Australians.
Hyundai Help for Kids hopes to grant close to $1.5 million this year to not-for-profit organisations supporting Australian youth under the age of 18. To date, at the completion of the program's first quarter, over $341,130 has been raised via 50:50 Hyundai and Hyundai Dealer Network contributions made from every vehicle sold in Australia from 1st January.
A range of organisations focused on providing help for children and the families who support them through sport, culture, education, health, community engagement, and social welfare are selected from applications evaluated quarterly throughout the year.
Ronald McDonald House will be assisted by a financial & vehicular grant from Hyundai Help for Kids. Over 1,800 families with a seriously ill child will be touched by this donation, which will directly help provide respite care and a place for families to be together at a time when they need each other's support the most. Hyundai vehicles will form part of a transport fleet for patients, their families and carers - and for the Ronald McDonald House staff who work tirelessly at 14 Houses across Australia.
Each year about 750 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Australia. It is one of the most serious diseases on earth - and also one of the most preventable. The Hyundai Help for Kids grant will allow the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation to deliver the Cervical Cancer Awareness Program to over 100 schools, reaching at least 12,000 children across Australia. A Hyundai vehicle fleet will help put this vital program in the driver's seat when it comes to fuelling education and promoting a safe health message.
There is nothing brighter than a child's smile, and not more so than that of a sick or injured child in hospital. Clown Doctors is a national program operating in leading children's hospitals around the country, using humour as medicine and bringing laughter to sick kids. Financial and vehicular support from Hyundai Help for Kids will ensure Clown Doctors can provide an additional Clown Doctor visit for one day per week for the entire year, reaching 3,350 more people and creating 6,700 more smiles.
Little Wings flies sick kids, their families and specialist medical staff to remote towns in New South Wales, but not all of their work is done in the air. Hyundai Help for Kids will provide the team with a transport solution on the ground, assisting the transfer of patients and their families from Bankstown and Mascot airports to specialist facilities located at Westmead and Nepean Hospitals. The ground fleet will also support the transfer of patients, pilots and medical staff, and will help raise awareness of Little Wings through fundraising initiatives in rural and metropolitan areas.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has already committed assistance to a number of welfare programs for young Australians. Since 2007, the Hyundai Goals for Grassroots program has seen over 182 soccer clubs share $462,000 to date, providing financial assistance to junior players around the country and helping to encourage children to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through the game of football.
The Kids Tennis Foundation received a donation of $40,000 earlier this year via the Hyundai Hopman Cup Aces program. With the support of Hyundai Help for Kids, 4,000 clinics in 100 schools will now take place, giving underprivileged kids a meaningful introduction to the game of tennis while offering mentoring and social skills at the same time.
Finally, the Hyundai HyTech Donation Program sees Hyundai Motor Company Australia partner with TAFE Colleges and high schools around the country. HyTech acknowledges Hyundai's commitment to the future of the automotive industry in Australia through a robust educational support program in Automotive Mechanics. Since 2011HyTech has donated over 22 vehicles and numerous parts and components, with a combined value of more than $800,000*.
These three original programs will remain on the recipient roster for Hyundai Help for Kids in 2014.
'Hyundai Help for Kids' is part of Hyundai Motor Company's global Corporate Social Responsibility movement, called 'Moving the World Together', which aims to contribute to the development and welfare of local communities around the world. The Australian enterprise 'Hyundai Help for Kids' is a joint initiative with the Hyundai Australian Dealer Network.
A dedicated communications and resource hub for the Hyundai Help for Kids program, including a suite of social media outlets, has been established to not only offer connectivity points with the organisation and its work, but also to provide grant application guidance, and a pathway process.
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*Value is based on Manufacturer's List Price, and excludes dealer delivery and on road cost