SOURCE: Our Place Society

Our Place Society

January 28, 2016 10:30 ET

Hyundai Shares Bounty With Our Place

Automotive Company Launches New Elantra by Giving Back

VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - January 28, 2016) - When Hyundai invited automotive journalists to Victoria for a first drive of the all-new Elantra, the company decided it also wanted to help the community with a special food donation to Our Place.

Twenty journalists will be travelling from across Canada to test drive the all-new, not yet released to the public, 2017 Hyundai Elantra on Thursday, Jan. 28. As part of their drive, the journalists will be stopping at a local Thrifty's to pick up a bag of groceries valued at $100 each, and then delivering the groceries directly to the Our Place kitchen.

"This is such a fun way to give back," says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place. "Not only do we get a sneak peek at the new Elantra, but our kitchen gets the benefit of fresh meat and produce to create meals for the most vulnerable in our community."

The journalists will be given a quick tour of Our Place as they carry the groceries to the kitchen.

"Just like Hyundai cares about its customers, we also care about the communities in which we operate. While we are hosting media to launch the all-new Elantra in the Greater Victoria area, it only feels natural to give something back to the citizens of this beautiful region," says Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "With this food donation, Hyundai is recognizing the tremendous and necessary work that Our Place Society is doing to provide relief and hope to the most vulnerable people in their community."

WHAT: 10 all-new Hyundai Elantras and 20 journalists deliver groceries to Our Place

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 28 between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

WHERE: Our Place, 919 Pandora Avenue

Our Place is a unique inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria's most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Individuals and businesses provide the majority of financial support for its programs and services. Our Place provides over 1,600 meals per day, hot showers, education, job skills, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, it provides a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Grant McKenzie
    Director of Communications 
    T: 250-388-7112 ext. 225 
    Cell: 250-217-2406 
    Email: grantm@ourplacesociety.com