As part of Ford Motor Company Fund’s goal of creating a better world through access to education, Ford donated a Transit Connect van to the Ricky Martin Foundation’s Centro Tau, an educational institution serving vulnerable children and youth located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. The vehicle will be used as school transportation for students who reside in the neighborhoods that surround Centro Tau.
The donation strengthens the partnership between Ford’s philanthropic arm and the Ricky Martin Foundation. The new Ford Transit Connect van, will allow Centro Tau’s administration to make sure that any child who lacks transportation resources can arrive at their respective academic centers safely, helping lower the rate of absences, and supporting the educational growth of the adjacent communities.
Puerto Rico is a Ford Operation Better World market. Launched in 2008, the Operation Better World framework enables the Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford dealers, and partners to collaborate on a strategic approach to philanthropy to more effectively meet community needs. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.