Plexus Charities is donating a large portion of the $375,000 sale of a rare Lexus LFA to Feeding America to help fight domestic hunger.
The philanthropic organization of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Plexus Worldwide auctioned off the sportscar at the Russo and Steele event during Arizona Auto Week, which is known for showcasing some of the most luxurious cars in the world. The car, given to Plexus by a private donor, is one of only 500 in the world.
“We are thrilled with the outcome of the car auction,” said Christopher Pair, president of Operations and International at Plexus Worldwide and Plexus Charities board member. “A car auction is already an exciting atmosphere but knowing that a significant portion of the total was going to help children and families in need made it so much more exciting as the total climbed higher and higher.”
Plexus began partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks, in June 2018 after launching its Nourish One Initiative. The on-going commitment provides charitable donations, which are the financial equivalent of one meal for every serving sold of Plexus Lean Whey and Plexus Lean Vegetarian in the United States. The new donation from the sale of the car will be separate from the on-going tabulation of meals funded through the sale of Lean products.
“We rely on partnerships with organizations like Plexus to help our food banks get food onto the tables of families in Arizona and across the nation,” said Briana Crane, director of Development at Feeding America.