As a long-time leader in vehicle safety and innovation, Mercedes-Benz introduces Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy - - the first international driving school, with a focus on programs educating teen drivers. Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy in Los Angeles offers a CA-state DMV-certified curriculum to help drivers make better decisions behind the wheel, and play a positive role in creating safer drivers.
Autism has the highest rate of unemployment among any diagnosed disability group. Worse, lack of employment means lack of interaction with other people, which only exacerbates the difficulties of living with autism. One dealer in Tampa, Fla. is doing what he can to help that.
For Mercedes-Benz, part of community service is ensuring not only that our products have as little environmental impact as possible, but that our manufacturing methods do, too. It's called holistic manufacturing, and it's the type of approach expected of a company committed to delivering the best.
Inspiring Change Through Sport
By teaming up with Tony Hawk, Martina Navratilova, Michael Johnson and other legendary athletes, Mercedes-Benz and The Laureus Foundation are committed to helping disenfranchised young people around the world enjoy a better life through the power of sport.
Continuing its longstanding tradition of community support, Mercedes-Benz USA and Laureus USA have teamed up with Up2Us´ Coach Across America program to train and place 650 coaches serving 90,000 young people in underserved neighborhoods within 15 U.S. cities.
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of both the automobile and our company, we challenged ourselves to perform 125 Acts of Giving Back before the end of 2011. Here´s a small sample of how we met our goal.
Started by parents inspired by their son's battle with cancer, Cookies for Cancer has a simple objective: sell cookies to raise funding for pediatric cancer therapy research. With such a noble goal and singular focus, Mercedes-Benz USA is happy to host regular bake sales at our American headquarters.
A driver's license doesn't necessarily come with driving skill, so in the interest of inculcating good habits at an early age, Mercedes-Benz USA conducts safe driving presentations at local high schools. As safe as a car may be, it's at its safest with an educated driver behind the wheel.
For the fourth year in a row, the Anti-Defamation League of Greater Chicago held its young leadership event, Envision. A celebration of freedom and equality attended by 700 young professionals, Chicagoland Mercedes-Benz dealers were honored to be the event's sponsor.
In celebration of 125 years of Mercedes-Benz, our national dealer body gave away a total of $125,000 to five local charities. The twist is that the $25,000 awarded to each charity was based on votes garnered in Community Stars, a competition conducted entirely on Facebook.
Early childhood education lays the groundwork for future success, but without the right tools, it's difficult for a child to reap the full benefit. Recognizing this, our Southern Region dealers banded together in an annual school supply drive, delivering necessities to kids in need.
Providing support to families battling catastrophic pediatric illnesses, the Family Research Foundation assists with bills due to the lost wages of a parent and providing palliative care, among a host of other services. Mercedes-Benz USA supports their efforts wholeheartedly.
The DSAJ's Buddy Walk raises money to "help people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential". Rallying behind Team Mason, the Southern Region helped to raise nearly $10,000 for the cause.