(West Point, Ga.) August 3, 2022 – For over a decade, Kia Georgia team members have donated school supplies to local students. In preparation for the 2022-23 school year, team members again came together to collect and donate hundreds of supplies through the Communities in Schools organization in Troup County. These supplies will benefit more than 500 under-served families within the area. Tabitha Lewis-Coverson, executive director of Communities in Schools-Troup County, highlighted the impact the donations have on our surrounding community.
“The donated items from Kia Georgia are used to support students from families who would otherwise be unable to purchase them.
Additionally, our coordinators maintain a school supply closet for students throughout the school year who may have needs,” said Lewis-Coverson. “My staff and I appreciate the continued kindness shown by the team members at Kia Georgia to help our students each year.” Stuart Countess, president, and CEO of Kia Georgia credited the Kia Georgia team members for their support of students in Troup County.
“Whether it is the annual toy drive, food drive, or school supply drive, our team members have always supported these important efforts within our community. This is part of our Kia Way philosophy and another example of how people are the heart and soul of Kia Georgia,” said Countess.
“The Communities in Schools organization does such important work in Troup County, nurturing the area’s most precious resource, our children. We are honored to partner with such a well-respected organization to support our community.”
Kia Georgia, Inc. is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 340,000 units, Kia Georgia is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Ga., and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. Kia Georgia is home to the Telluride SUV, Sorento SUV, Sportage SUV, and the K5 mid-size sedan.
Caption: Pictured, from left: Kayla Lane (Kia Georgia co-op), Stuart Countess (Kia Georgia’s president and CEO), Tabitha Lewis-Coverson (executive director for Communities in Schools), Stephanie Williams (site coordinator for Communities in Schools), Nikki Tigner (Communities in Schools), Trenton Huzzie (Communities in Schools), Hyeon Sook Heo (Kia Georgia’s vice president and CAO) and Rick Douglas (Kia Georgia’s director of people and culture).