2016 LA Auto Show VW Donation to Lakers Youth Foundation
In addition to producing innovative and high-quality cars, a major goal of Volkswagen is to make a positive difference in local communities. VW showed this once again when they made a donation to the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation at the 2016 LA Auto Show.
Volkswagen of America Donation Helps Low-Income Youth in LA
VW donated $30,000 to the Lakers Youth Foundation, the official team charity of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. The foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income youth through an array of services in education, health, wellness and sports. The donation made by Volkswagen of America will be allocated to support the foundation’s ongoing programs and operations.
“The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation is very grateful to Volkswagen for their generosity. This donation will help us to continue our work in renovating basketball courts throughout local communities. Volkswagen is helping us in creating safe places for youth to play basketball, come together with their friends and also learn health and fitness techniques which are all key components of the mission of the organization.” – Kiesha Nix, Executive Director, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation.
Additional Volkswagen Community Work in 2016
In addition to the Lakers Youth Foundation donation, Volkswagen of America has been involved in a number of community projects in 2016. During Volkswagen’s “Get Involved Month,” more than 300 employees in the U.S. volunteered approximately 900 hours with charitable organizations in the communities where they live and work. And in Virginia, Volkswagen recently teamed with Habitat for Humanity to build a completely new home for a family of six.