Working with SOS Children's Villages
[Europe] Mazda Motor Europe GmbH (MME), Mazda Motors (Deutschland) GmbH (MMD), Mazda Automoviles Espana, S.A. (MAE), Mazda Austria GmbH (MAG), Mazda Motor Hungary Kft. (MMH)
European national sales companies support children
Based on the spirit of "One Mazda," MME and the national sales companies (NSCs) in many European countries are working in collaboration with the local SOS Children's Villages (SCV) to develop support activities. SCV is an international organization that provides support for children who are unable to live together with their parents or caregivers.
One employee from each NSC led the activities as an "ambassador" (project leader). As a Mazda-unique activity, they offered vehicles to families that use SCV facilities to support their daily transportation needs. Other volunteer activities included employees spending time with the children.
In FY2019, employees from MME and MMD invited preschoolers from an SCV in Duesseldorf, Germany to a Mazda Christmas Experience at their office building in Leverkusen, where they enjoyed singing Christmas carols together. In addition, MAE invited teenagers from an SCV in Madrid to play VR games and enjoy a traditional Spanish Christmas breakfast. Other activities included donating two Mazda vehicles as transportation support and making donations to support SCV operations.
By the numbers
Duration of program: 12 years