Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has donated $5,000 worth of school supplies and 5,000 disposable face masks to the Montgomery Public School System students.
This is the 15th year Hyundai has held the school supply drive. In years past, HMMA hosted a Pack-A-Backpack drive during which team members picked up backpacks purchased by HMMA and filled them with a pre-determined list of supplies. For 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, HMMA elected to purchase the supplies directly.
The donated supplies include backpacks, copy paper, no. 2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, crayons, glue sticks, and washable glue.
In addition, the company supplied the face masks for students and teachers, valued at $3,000.
The donated supplies were received by the MPS social services department, which will determine the areas of greatest need and distribute the supplies accordingly.
HMMA was Hyundai Motor Co.’s first U.S. manufacturing facility. The $1.8 billion, 3.2 million-square-foot plant employs more than 3,000 people in Alabama. In addition, it has approximately 78 suppliers who have located in North America to support the plant. Team members assemble the Sonata and Elantra sedans and the Santa Fe Sport crossover utility vehicle. The plant also produces two types of four-cylinder engines at the facility. The engines are built not only for the vehicles made at HMMA, but also for Kia’s West Point, Georgia plant.