Mazda’s Charitable Giving in Action

Noord – In 2013 Mazda reaffirmed its commitment to giving back to the community by launching the Drive for Good holiday event, which generated money for charity with each new vehicle sold.

As a part of that effort, for each new vehicle sold between November 25, 2013 and January 2, 2014, $1.00 per vehicle was donated to the Casu Cuna Orphanage in Aruba. Through the outstanding efforts of the car dealers, this resulted in $30,000 for the orphanage.

To discover Casa Cuna’s most critical needs, Mazda representatives, accompanied by ECO, its local destination management company, visited the orphanage and met with its director, Quilin Arends-Maduro.

Based on that meeting, it was determined that the bathroom/shower area would be remodeled and the exterior of the buildings painted. Now completed, these improvements have had an amazing impact on the daily lives of both the resident children and dedicated faculty members.

Grateful Arends-Maduro reports the universe has answered her prayers, as she tried to renovate the bathrooms and showers on her own and discovered to her dismay that the project was beyond the children’s home means. Then a representative of ECO Destination Managements arrived at her door with the representatives of Mazda, delivering a true miracle.

Pictured here Mazda’s Charitable Giving in Action with Quilin Arends-Maduro.
Casa Cuna Children’s Home
Casa Cuna Progreso Orphanage believes that every child has the right to have security, love, attention and structure. Each child must be able to experience that he or she belongs somewhere, in other words, having a home and a family life. The home focuses on children between 0-6 years which is the most influential time in a child’s life. Casa Cuna Progresso P.O. Box 733, Oranjestad, Aruba, Phone:+297 58 57 177, Fax: +297 58 53 010, Email:

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales,marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.