Today Nissan announced a $20,000 donation to the Mississippi Food Network as part of its ongoing support for Mississippi children in need. The funds will be used to expand the organization's BackPack Program for students in elementary through junior high school. In addition to the monetary contribution, which will fund 4,000 backpack meals, employees from the Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton packaged more than 800 meal kits for the program on November 22 as part of a Nissan day of service.
On Saturday October 29, Nissan and a team of employee volunteers joined middle and high school teams for the annual BEST Robotics Competition at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The Nissan-sponsored contest teaches problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills through math and science.
Nissan North America further reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity by bringing in more than 50 journalists from around the nation to participate in its 11th home build in Nashville with the organization, dubbing it "The House the Media Built." This accelerated, six-day build began Oct. 17 and was completed Friday, Oct. 28 at 4 pm with the home dedication.
For the third consecutive year, the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) has included Nissan in a select list of companies receiving top-tier "A-List" ranking in its annual Climate Change Report. Nissan finished ahead of thousands of other international businesses in the CDP's assessment.
Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants.
Nissan is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor for ¡LatinFest! 2016, which will be hosted by the Latin American Business Association in Canton this Saturday, October 15. The festival brings together businesses, public officials and visitors from across the region and the country for a celebration of Latino culture and the Hispanic community's contributions in Mississippi. ¡LatinFest! will mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 in the United States.
Nissan today announced a $50,000 program grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) that supports the organization's efforts on new pollution reduction plan and water quality studies for the entire Harpeth River system. Nissan North America has been a partner of HRWA since the company moved to Tennessee, with nine annual grants totaling $450,000 since 2008.
Nissan today announced the release of a new video series bringing to life the stories of everyday Hispanic heroes. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, Nissan will tell the stories of five Hispanics whose life work has raised the profile of Hispanic contributions to American culture.
Nissan North America has extended its commitment to early childhood literacy in Middle Tennessee by granting $100,000 to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF). Joined by First Lady Crissy Haslam, Nissan presented the check to GBBF President Theresa Carl today during a reading event at Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in celebration of Tennessee's Imagination Library Week and Nissan's ongoing support of the Foundation. Nissan has contributed $1.1 million to GBBF since 2005.