500 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Volunteers Support 11 Metro Detroit Nonprofits during Third-Annual Week of Caring
Local communities to receive more than 3,000 hours of service during the week of September 21
More than 500 volunteers will mobilize across Metropolitan Detroit to support 11 nonprofit organizations during Mercedes-Benz Financial Services’ third-annual Week of Caring. Week of Caring is a week-long community service campaign that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, a leading automotive financial services provider in the U.S., has organized for the past three years as part of its corporate commitment to making a difference in the communities where its team members live and work. The volunteer projects vary, all of which will serve the communities surrounding the company’s Farmington Hills corporate headquarters."The Week of Caring is one of my favorite weeks of the year, because it is gratifying to see the impact our team members have when they roll up their sleeves and give back to worthy organizations doing great work,” said Peter Zieringer, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. “In just five days, my fellow colleagues will clock more than 3,000 hours of service benefitting 11 different community partners.”
"We are thrilled to partner with our longtime supporter, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, during its Week of Caring to shine a light on Detroit Vintage Coffee, a hidden treasure along one of the Detroit region's iconic corridors," said Jordan Twardy, executive director for the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA). "Detroit Vintage is one of more than 1,700 properties on Eight Mile. With the support of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, we will be able to help them better stand out on our busy corridor, so they remain a favorite destination and neighborhood hangout for years to come."
“While the Week of Caring takes place over five days, our commitment to social responsibility and giving back is a year-round endeavor," said Peter Zieringer , President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA. "It is integral to how we define our corporate identity and how we do business at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services."
Project examples include working with underserved students and families; planting and harvesting gardens; preparing food for those in need; neighborhood cleanup and beautification; and helping build a home for deserving families. Participants will volunteer at a community project of their choice with one of the following Metro Detroit nonprofit organizations:
8 Mile Boulevard Association (Ferndale, Mich.) www.eightmile.com
Alternative for Girls (Detroit, Mich.) www.alternativesforgirls.org
Beyond Basics (Southfield, Mich.) www.beyondbasics.org
Cass Community Social Services (Detroit, Mich.) www.casscommunity.org
Community Living Centers (Farmington, Mich.) www.clchomes.org
Forgotten Harvest (Oak Park, Mich.) www.forgottenharvest.org
Greening of Detroit (Detroit, Mich.) www.greeningofdetroit.com
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (Detroit, Mich.) www.jamichigan.org
Kids Against Hunger Coalition (Oak Park, Mich.) www.kidsagainsthungercoalition.com
Neighborhood Service Organization (Detroit, Mich.) www.nso-mi.org
Volunteers from the company’s Business Operations Center, located in Fort Worth, Texas, are also participating in week-long projects during Week of Caring. In total, approximately 1,100 volunteers will dedicate more than 8,000 hours of volunteer service, benefitting 23 different nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2013, more than 75 volunteer projects, spanning 25,000 hours of service, will have been completed during Week of Caring.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is focused on building long-term partnerships with organizations committed to creating positive social change in four focus areas: Education, Community Enhancement, Arts & Culture and Diversity & Inclusion. The company provides many opportunities for team members to give back beyond the Week of Caring. For example, additional company locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Fort Mill, S.C., have volunteer opportunities scheduled for later this fall. Employees also have an individual volunteer day, during which they can spend a paid workday giving back to a nonprofit organization of their choice
About Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC
Mercedes‐Benz Financial Services USA LLC, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with Business Center Operations in Fort Worth, Texas, provides brand‐specific financial products and services for Mercedes‐Benz and smart automotive dealers and their retail customers. In the U.S. trucking industry, it conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and provides flexible financial products and services for Daimler Trucks North America commercial vehicles branded Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. Mercedes‐Benz Financial Services USA LLC serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, and has approximately 1,800 employees throughout the Americas. It is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, which does business in 40 countries and has an employee base of approximately 9,975 people worldwide. Daimler Financial Services is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide and was named one of the 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place To Work Institute in 2014. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC was also named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work and Fortune.com in 2015 and 2016. For more information, please visit www.mbfs.com/corp or facebook.com/mymbfs. For more information about Daimler Truck Financial, log onto www.daimler-truckfinancial.com.