A young boy tries on his new winter coat.


Over the weekend, Hyundai Motor America donated 1,000 winter coats to Instituto Del Progreso Latino (Instituto), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Latino Immigrants and their families. The coats were distributed to 500 families during a special event on Saturday, December 6, 2014. More than 600 community member were joined by organizational leaders, and representatives from Hyundai Motor America.

“Through our community partnerships, Hyundai is committed to improving neighborhoods and promoting the health and well-being of children,” said Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion at Hyundai Motor America. “We commend Instituto Del Progeso Latino for their ongoing efforts to address the specific needs of Latino families and are proud to join them in this effort.”

Instituto Del Progreso Latino is committed to providing education, training and employment programs to Latino families that foster full participation in the U.S. and preserve cultural identity and dignity.

Yvonne E. Nieves, Volunteer Services Manager at Instituto said, “This is the fourth annual, volunteer-led, event where we give back to the families that need it most. We are so excited that Hyundai partnered with us, and even more happy that the impact on the greater community was far reaching. One thousand children and parents now have coats to keep them warm this season.”

Hyundai’s winter coat donation program is in its fifth year and has supported various community organizations nationwide, including Focus:HOPE in Detroit, Centronia and the Central Union Mission in Washington, DC, The Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, and Park Pride in Atlanta.


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