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Kia Canada announces charity organization laureate to donate $ 25,000

- An amount paid as part of the Day "Drive Change"

- The contest was part of the initiatives of the annual Day "Drive Change"

- Canadians were asked to name an organization of community involvement

- The laureate will use the financial contribution to support their cause

Kia Canada today announced the winner of the first edition of the annual competition of the Day "Drive Change". $ 25,000 will be donated to a charity organization called. The nonprofit KidSafe, which watches over the children and young people vulnerable to Vancouver during the school holidays in a warm welcoming haven where they receive meals a day and enjoy recreational and educational activities.

The very first Day "Drive Change" Kia took place Sunday, August 21, 2011. On the occasion of this special day, Canadians were invited to give back to their communities and visit the center "Drive Change" has to register has one of the events of the day, a commitment to do a good deed as well as to appoint a charitable organization that would have the chance to win a donation of $ 25,000 .

 "We are delighted by the positive reactions and the impressive number of submissions that Canadians sent us for the duration of the competition," says Maria Soklis, vice-president and director of operations at Kia Canada Inc.. "The support and outstanding contribution to the community were particularly exceptional in the case of KidSafe, which demarque this body of others," she adds.

 "Kia dominate the sake of change and make our world a better place," said Gerhard Maynard, Director General of KidSafe. "It is in this spirit that we are honored to have been selected to receive a financial contribution that will help us build a better future for the children we care. "

            KidSafe was founded in 1993 by principals of schools in disadvantaged communities, concerned citizens and the Vancouver Sun newspaper in reaction to the brutal and tragic fate of an 8 year old child who was severely beaten before being abandoned in a vacant apartment in the east of the city. Members of the community, dismayed by this tragedy, were then mobilized: they all agreed on the need to provide children and young people vulnerable a safe place to go when the school is closed. KidSafe movement began with two schools that remained open during the winter holidays to accommodate children at risk of the most destitute of the city of Vancouver neighborhoods.

            "Drive Change" is the cornerstone of the brand Kia Canada. "Drive Change" was launched in 2010 to strengthen the commitment of Kia Canada for social responsibility and to the communities on either side of the country. Kia is committed to continue the practice of "Drive Change". For example, annual celebrations will continue, with the intent to give back to Canadian communities. 

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