Zipcar and Ford Launch Communities with Drive

Photo via Timothy Vollmer/Flickr.
Photo via Timothy Vollmer/Flickr.

Zipcar Inc. has announced the launch of its "Communities with Drive" program. Co-sponsored by Ford Motor Co., this program is a national contest to seek and reward organizations that are having a profound impact on their communities.

Now through Monday June 30, nonprofit organizations can enter for the chance to win the grand prize of $50,000 and $15,450 in Zipcar credit. The Communities with Drive program asks candidates to talk about what they do and their impact on the community. In addition, Zipcar also wants to know how having "wheels when you want them" would improve their ability to deliver on their mission, says the company.

"Communities with Drive is our way of recognizing and rewarding local organizations doing their part to make cities better places to live," says Kaye Ceille, Zipcar president. "With Ford's support, we're looking forward to seeing the great work being done in cities across the country and helping these organizations better fulfill their mission."

Zipcar will announce up to 25 finalists in June and then the public will vote to determine the grand prize winner. According to Zipcar, the three runner-ups will receive $7,000 and $8,100 in Zipcar credit. Additionally, all finalists will receive at least $2,000 in cash as well as $2,250 in Zipcar credit.

"We at Ford are excited to see a relationship that started with the Ford Focus and Escape continue to expand the future of transportation and improve communities across the country," said Jim Farley, Ford’s executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. "Through this new program, we can empower more organizations to meet their goals while helping Ford and Zipcar reduce congestion in the cities and local communities they support."

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