The Mazda Drive for Good campaign is a yearly charitable event organized by Mazda that lets you be an active participant in giving back to your community. By simply taking a Mazda vehicle out for a test drive at a Mazda dealership this winter, you earn an hour of community service from the Mazda team for a cause in your community.
Plus, if you buy a Mazda during the Drive for Good event, Mazda will donate $150 to the charity of your choice. The Mazda Drive for Good campaign will enjoy its fifth consecutive year this winter, and over the last four years, it has led to over 260,000 hours of community service and raised more than $15 million.
Some of the most popular charities you can donate to through Mazda are St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Heart Association, and the Mazda Foundation, but the full list has over 40 charities, largely focused on medical research and helping children.
Mazda Drive for Good’s partnership with NBCUniversal, which has been in effect since 2014, has let the foundation reach many more communities, even if they don’t have a large volunteer force or a nearby Mazda dealership.
At Wantagh Mazda, we’re proud to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to giving back. Give us a call to find out more about the Mazda Drive for Good campaign and our participation in it!
Taking a family vacation across the country is a great way to spend the summer but it isn’t the only way. Spending some time at home can be beneficial to the soul, and you don’t need much to enjoy yourself. We here at Wantagh Mazda have some of the best summer activities to help you make the most of the warm weather!
- County Fair – Summer is chock full of festivals and fairs, and it’s likely your county holds one of their own. Eat some fair food, check out the attractions, and enjoy the entertainment. A county fair is a great way to spend a few of those lazy summer days.
- Grilling – An iconic part of summer, grilling is a way for families to bond and make fantastic food. Take the time to try a new recipe this summer. It could become your next family tradition!
- Hammock – Napping on a hammock is the perfect way to pass the time. Beat the summer heat by setting up between trees or on the porch, lay back, and relax. For an added effect, hang string lights along the tree branches or on your porch if you plan to stay out after the sun goes down.
Here at Wantagh Mazda, we love calling Long Island our home. Another Long Island native, Gabriel Cordell, also loves this place.
Earlier this month, Gabriel spent four days travelling 122 miles across the island. He wasn’t sight-seeing; he was using only his arm muscles to push himself in a wheelchair all the way from Montauk Lighthouse to Animal League America in Port Washington.
His Roll Across Long Island mission was to raise money and awareness for the North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Specifically, the funds raised by this project will go toward building a new feline adoption center that will help save countless cats and kittens. You can still donate to the cause HERE!
“I’m a Long Island boy through and through,” Gabriel says, in a statement. “It doesn’t matter where I live or where I am in the world, Long Island will always be home. I want to do something to give back to one of its most well respected organizations. North Shore Animal League America means so much to so many people and pets everywhere.”
When we heard about Gabriel’s mission, we wanted to help, so we donated a Mazda CX-5 to be used as a support vehicle for the trip.
If you’re looking to add a new furry friend to your family, head to North Shore Animal League America to adopt an animal in need of a forever home.