IRVINE, California — Kia dealers are helping students and teachers in need by hosting teacher-appreciation events in December.
The events are sponsored by Kia, its dealers and DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding charity.
The teacher-appreciation events are part of the Kia "Holidays on Us" road tour that will provide nearly $500,000 of "flash funding" for eligible school projects in San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson.
The 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan will be part of the road tour.
"Thanks to Kia for funding classrooms in need around its dealers," said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, in a statement on Friday.
Edmunds says: Visit DonorsChoose.org/Kia to join Kia and its dealers in making a difference in U.S. classrooms.