Charity

Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

Special edition 2012 Corvette Z06
Tomorrow: Chevy Auctions 100th Anniversary 2012 Corvette To Fight Pediatric Cancer

It's hard to believe, but the brand known as Chevrolet (or sometimes, Chevy) was founded 100 years ago. Among the many things being done to mark the occasion, Chevrolet is auctioning off a special-edition 2012 Corvette Z06 at this Saturday's Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, with proceeds put...Read More»

WD-40 Military Collectible Series
At The Auto Shop: WD-40's Collectible Series Raises Funds For Military Charities

In the ramp-up to Memorial Day, WD-40 has created a series of collectible cans featuring special artwork depicting the men and women of America's armed forces. Each time customers purchase one of these special-edition cans, WD-40 will make a donation to one of three military charities. Shoppers...Read More»

Handing over car keys
You Haven't Been Donating Your Cars To Charity, Have You?

Donating old cars to nonprofits used to be a win-win: charities generated revenue from the re-sale or auction of vehicles, and donors got a nice write-off on their taxes. But automobile donations have slid as much as 90% from where they were just a few years ago, leaving charities to make up big...Read More»

2011 MLK Reading Project sponsored by Chevrolet
Chevrolet Sponsors The 2011 MLK Reading Project

Companies are always trying to spiff up their images. Whether they sell cars, clothing, or fast food, businesses work hard to make consumers believe they stand for something bigger than merely "selling things". Chevrolet's newest online initiative aims to do that by aligning the brand with Dr...Read More»

Charitable giving
'Tis The Season: General Motors, Mercedes-Benz Announce Major Grants

While many of us cruise the interweb (and, less enjoyably, the malls) for perfect holiday presents, two automakers have announced great giving plans of their own: General Motors and Mercedes-Benz USA have launched new philanthropic initiatives, and both earn big points in our book. The General...Read More»

Screencap from Brotherton Cadillac's Race for a Ride contest
Cadillac Dealer Taps Twitter To Raise Cash For Charity

What's great about social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that they're constantly changing. They grow and evolve thanks to user-generated content, and we're always surprised at how clever people and businesses can be, adapting social media to their needs. Case in point: one philanthropically...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
If It Ain't Broke: Ford Revives Fiesta Movement For The 2012 Ford Focus

Ford's Fiesta Movement was a big hit with consumers. It generated huge product awareness, killer demand, and may explain why the Fiesta is commanding such impressive prices in showrooms. Knowing a good thing when they see it, Ford's social media guru Scott Monty and his colleagues have decided to...Read More»

Tony Hawk
Tuesday Video: Mercedes-Benz & Tony Hawk Team Up For Kids

Given the price-point of most vehicles in its lineup, you might not think Mercedes-Benz would spend much time on Facebook. But in fact, Facebook is a great place for the luxury automaker to keep its brand front-and-center of future car buyers. It's also a good place for Mercedes to share news of...Read More»

Tom Brady
Today In Sports: Audi Sponsors 'Best Buddies' Football Game With Tom Brady

Planning a trip to New England this weekend for a little R&R? You might want to make a pit stop in Massachusetts to check out the Audi Best Buddies Challenge, a multi-day event that raises money for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The New England Patriots' Tom Brady...Read More»

Subaru Outback ASPCA Crime Scene Investigation unit in Gainesville, FL [via USAToday]
Subaru Donates Outback To Gainesville ASPCA's Mobile Crime Scene Unit

Although police departments and other public service agencies are typically underfunded, they often have a range of vehicles at their disposal: speed-friendly cruisers, chunky investigation labs, K-9 units, and so on. Nonprofits, on the other hand, don't always have such resources -- which is why...Read More»

GM representatives with GMC Sierras and supplies bound for Haiti
One Month Later: How The Auto Industry Has Helped Haiti

Exactly one month ago, on January 12, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the city of Port au Prince and other parts of Haiti, resulting in at least 212,000 deaths. Almost immediately, support began pouring in from individuals, governments, and corporations around the globe...Read More»

GM Foundation donates 30 GMC Sierra pickups to Haiti
GM Foundation Gives 30 GMC Sierras To Haiti Relief Efforts

Between the Toyota recall fiasco and another that may be brewing for the Chevy Cobalt, drivers have a lot on their mind these days. And while we're dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the safety front, occasionally we like to take a quick time-out for some good news -- in this case General...Read More»

'Totally 80s Road Rally' route
Bigwigs Raise Cash For Cancer In 'Totally 80s Road Rally'

We're not entirely sure what to think of Maverick Business Adventures; it seems like an old boys club for folks who run $1 million+ companies. According to a press release, the "mavericks" get together several times a year for "networking and high adrenaline adventure". Their newest adventure...Read More»

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo with his 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari Chairman To Auction His Own 599 GTB For Research Charity

Luca Di Montezemolo's Ferrari team may be at the center of the current meltdown in Formula 1, but that's not enough to stop the Prancing Horse brand from supporting its favorite charities. This time, Montezemolo will offer his own personal Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano for auction to support students...Read More»

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