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Mercedes-Benz has been in business for over 125 years, an achievement only made possible by the approval of our customers. To help show our gratitude, we endeavor to be active in the community and do some good where we can, when we can. After all, in the end, what you get out of life is equal to what you put into it -- and we're committed to putting in as much as possible.
Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy

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.

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MBUSA Autism
Finding the confidence to become their best selves.

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.

Taking a holistic approach to sustainable manufacturing.

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.

Mercedes-Benz dedicated $3.3M to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation since 2012

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.

2013 Year in Review

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.

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  • NO-MALLEN-EMOSES-SCANNON9.jpgLaureus World Sports Academy chairman Edwin Moses and member Marcus Allen with MBUSA CEO Steve Cannon.1
  • Laureus2.jpgHarnessing the power of sports, the Laureus Foundation promotes social change and sporting excellence.2
  • Laureus3.jpgThe next generation of great athletes shoot hoops with Marcus Allen.3
  • Laureus4.jpgKids get ready to shoot baskets with an NFL Hall of Famer and an Olympic gold medalist.4
  • Laureus5.jpgBy day's end, a new crop of athletes discovered the value of sports in building dedication and character.5
  • MIAMI-MONICA-SELES.jpgLaureus Academy Member Monica Seles and the MBUSA Southern Region team supporting youth at a sport for development project in Miami, Touching Miami with Love.6
  • Laureus6.jpgMBUSA CEO Steven Cannon cheering on runners at practice at a sport for development project in New Orleans, Youth Run NOLA.7

Laureus World Sports Academy chairman Edwin Moses and member Marcus Allen with MBUSA CEO Steve Cannon.

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Our Next 125 Acts

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.

Cookies for Cancer

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.

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Safe Driving Presentations

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.

Anti-Defamation League Benefit

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.

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Community Stars

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.

Stuff the Bus

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.

Family Reach Foundation

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.

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Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville

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.