DETROIT – From making kimchee in South Korea to collecting toys in Texas, General Motors’ Global Manufacturing, Warehousing & Distribution teams and union partners are helping meet critical needs and brighten holidays in the communities where they live and work.
Whether it is Toys for Tots, Angel or Solidarity Trees, manufacturing teams in Mexico, Hungary, Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Canada and the U.S. are working with local charities to provide gifts to children of all ages. Nearly $400,000 raised in 80 activities is being used to provide a gift to more than 40,000 of GM’s global neighbors.
At GM’s Arlington Assembly plant in Texas a yearlong collection of toys, games and books by UAW Local 276 and the GM Arlington team filled the plant’s hallways by early December. The $108,000 bounty was loaded in three 18-wheeler trucks for delivery to Mission Arlington and the 8,000 families it supports.
“The partnership and care GM Arlington Assembly employees provide to Mission Arlington and the children we help is invaluable,” said Tilly Burgin, executive director, Mission Arlington. “We couldn’t meet the needs of our local families without them.”
The Vauxhall teams at GM’s Ellesmere Port and Luton facilities in England gathered food, clothing and hygiene products in baskets and donated to the elderly on limited incomes. GM de Mexico teams collected clothing, coats and blankets to help keep hundreds of people warm during the winter months.
In other communities, GM’s manufacturing teams are meeting the basic needs of their friends and neighbors:
“GM employees put their hearts into their work and their communities around the world,” said Tim Lee, executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and chairman of GM China. “Their personal donations of time and talent are driving a better tomorrow in all of our plant cities.”
While most of the activities taking place in December are intended to help brighten the holidays, GM’s manufacturing teams and unions daily address the most pressing issues facing their communities.
In the last year, GM's Global Manufacturing teams have led more than 700 activities and donated millions to support their neighbors. Their efforts make GM plant communities safer, smarter and healthier through initiatives that support public, product and workplace safety, education and economic, environmental and community health issues.
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