MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity is calling
on all Canadians to visit their local Nissan dealer over the next
month, as Nissan Canada has pledged a donation of $20 to local Habitat
for Humanity projects for each test drive in order to help more
low-income families access affordable homeownership and break the cycle
"Nissan Canada and its employees have been great supporters of Habitat's
work in Canada for over five years," said Stewart Hardacre, President
and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "Their employees regularly help
out on builds and they provide much-needed financial support to help
cover hard costs such as land and building materials. We are extremely
grateful for their support."
As part of Nissan Canada's "Gift to You" holiday campaign, Nissan will
also be donating an additional $5 to local Habitat affiliates for each
new Facebook "like" they receive over the duration of the promotion,
which ends December 24. Nationwide, Habitat for Humanity and Nissan
Canada hope to generate $550,000 in total, which will help several more
low-income families realize a safe and decent home they can afford.
"Nissan and our employees have been proud supporters of Habitat for
Humanity Canada for the past five years, helping build numerous homes
for Canadian families from coast to coast," said Judy Wheeler, Director
of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. "Everyone should be home for the
holidays and with the funds raised through this campaign, we will
ensure many more Canadians have a home to call their own this time next
Visit www.nissangift.ca for more information on the campaign, Nissan vehicles, and the Nissan
dealerships near you.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit
organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and
decent place to live. With the help of over 50,000 volunteers every
year and 69 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their mission
is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable
housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of
poverty in Canada and around the world. For more information, please
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan
Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan
provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011,
generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a
strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for
all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the
Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan
made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first
affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the
Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to
Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North
America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and
Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180
independent Nissan dealerships and 30 Infiniti retailers across Canada.
A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the
introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market,
pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades
including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car
of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.