FCA Canada Employees and Retirees Pledge Over $1.24 Million to United Way, Fill Eight Chrysler Pacificas for Sparky’s Toy Drive

Posted on 08. Dec, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

December 7, 2018

, Windsor, Ontario

During a special display during FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) today, Michael Brieda, plant manager, announced a concession of $1,249,110 to a United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2019 campaign. This outlines a largest concession in a Windsor-Essex village and a 33rd uninterrupted year of FCA Canada employees and retirees donating over $1 million.
In a holiday double header press conference, Brieda also denounced a inexhaustible grant of new toys collected from FCA Windsor Assembly Plant employees valued during over $35,000, that were superfluous from 8 Chrysler Pacifica minivans, for placement to a Windsor Fire Rescue Services as partial of their annual Sparky’s Toy Drive.
“FCA employees in Windsor are some of a many inexhaustible I’ve seen via my career. No matter a cause, they are untiring when it comes to assisting others who are struggling or going by tough times,” pronounced Reid Bigland, boss and CEO, FCA Canada. “2018 outlines a 71st year of operative with United Way and 16th year with Sparky’s Toy Drive. we couldn’t be some-more unapproachable of a Canadian workforce for their invariable joining to a internal community.” 
In further to a annual campaign, FCA employees also proffer for many United Way-sponsored events via a year. Recently, Brieda led “Team Pacifica” in a Detroit Free Press Marathon, where participating FCA employees collected supports that benefitted a United Way of Windsor/Essex, while other FCA employees volunteered their time during a libation hire for a participants. This bid generated over $34,000.
Funds lifted this year will go toward assisting United Way take movement to assistance internal families and people benefit entrance to preparation and financial stability. Programs embody puncture assistance, after-school programs, and several means of mentorship and support.
“For decades, a organisation from FCA Canada and a unions have shown their internal adore by their dedicated support of United Way,” pronounced Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “From lifting millions of dollars to support internal programs, to collecting backpacks for kids, their support goes on and on. Our village is so beholden for their implausible joining and generosity.”
“FCA Windsor Assembly employees have been an constituent partial of a Sparky’s Toy Drive success over a years. The debate would not exist but their support,” pronounced Sean Costello, captain, Windsor Fire Rescue and coordinator, Sparky’s Toy Drive. “As Sparky and we accompany a plant volunteers on fondle collection day, we am vacant to see first-hand, a munificence during a plant gate, meaningful full good this same organisation of people helps large organizations year-round. We are really beholden for a continued partnership.”  
“Just another instance of how WAP employees ceaselessly puncture into their pockets to assistance a Windsor/Essex community,” pronounced Dave Cassidy, boss of Unifor Local 444.
About United Way
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County mobilizes a caring energy of a internal village to urge lives in quantifiable and durability ways. The United Way focuses on 3 priority areas: misery to possibility, all that kids can be and clever neighbourhoods. Additional information is accessible during www.weareunited.com.

About Sparky’s Toy Drive
Sparky’s Toy Drive is an annual internal holiday debate that collects code new toys for over 3,200 children in need via a Windsor-Essex community. The module is orderly by Windsor Fire Rescue Services. 
About FCA Canada
Founded as a Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is formed in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates a 93rd anniversary in 2018. FCA Canada is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.  FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The association also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. In further to a public facilities, that furnish a Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a investigate and growth centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and tools placement centers via a country.  

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