In recognition of Black History Month, Hyundai Motor America launches The Progress Project by Hyundai, an initiative to support Black-owned businesses in Montgomery. Starting this month, Hyundai will donate $15,000 each to three local businesses.
“Our US manufacturing facility is proud to call Montgomery home,” said Dana White, communications manager, Hyundai Motor North America. “Montgomery is a city rich in culture and a cornerstone of the civil rights movement. The pandemic has been particularly difficult for small businesses, and as a member of this vibrant community, Hyundai wants to help these businesses grow and thrive. »
The King’s Canvas received a financial boost from Hyundai. (contributed)
Plant Bae received a financial boost from Hyundai. (contributed)
JoZettie’s Cupcakes received a treat from Hyundai in the form of a check for $15,000. (contributed)
The team members at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama nominated local black-owned businesses for the project. The three companies selected were:
- King’s Web: An arts and social justice organization whose mission is to provide opportunity and access to underexposed artists. The organization will create outdoor gathering space to host community events, neighborhood art walks and more.
- Plant Bae: A women-owned vegan restaurant that is a downtown staple. The restaurant will make aesthetic and interior changes to enhance the appearance of the restaurant.
- JoZettie’s cupcakes: A family bakery and local favorite with a long history of giving back to the community. The Bakery will expand the capabilities of its second location.
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Stories from these companies will be covered on Hyundai’s social media channels starting this month. Hyundai plans to expand the project to other markets and businesses as part of its corporate social responsibility program.