Chrysler Group Employees Donate 35,000 Pairs of Mittens, Gloves to “Mittens for Detroit”
November 13, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – In less than four weeks, Chrysler Group LLC employees collected a record 35,000 pairs of new, unused gloves and mittens, giving a huge hand of support to Mittens for Detroit (MFD), a charity that’s known for “warming hearts, two hands at a time.”
“As a Dodge Challenger fan, I was excited to work with the Chrysler family on this year’s Mittens for Detroit campaign,” said Erin Cummings, actress and founder of Mittens for Detroit. “The generosity of the Chrysler employees has surpassed all hopes and expectations that we had going into this and I am honored and humbled that Mittens for Detroit can be a conduit of so much good. After such an outpouring of support, I can promise that I’ll only be driving Chrysler cars from now on!”
Now in its fifth year, MFD has collected and purchased more than 55,000 new pairs of mittens and gloves, distributing them to 13 Detroit-based partner agencies, including Alternative for Girls, The Children’s Center of Wayne County, COTS, Covenant House of Michigan and the Michigan Veterans Foundation. Each year, several special projects are chosen – this year they include Detroit Public Schools Homeless Program, Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Operation Get Down. MFD’s collection season runs through Jan. 31, 2015.
“It’s evident that this challenge resonated with employees,” Brian Harlow, Chrysler Group Head of NAFTA Manufacturing and United Way Co-Chair, said.
Chrysler Group’s United Way steering committee adopted Mittens for Detroit in an effort to kick-start its United Way campaign. Employees overwhelmingly responded to the steering committee’s challenge to collect 18,000 pairs of gloves and mittens, doubling MFD’s 2013 campaign total of 17,500.
“Employees are passionate about achieving and delivering what we promise, both on the job and in the community. For this, I personally thank each of you, 35,000 times,” Harlow added.
About Mittens for Detroit
Mittens for Detroit (MFD) is a charity whose sole purpose is to collect, purchase, and distribute new, unused mittens and gloves to children and adults in need in Detroit. MFD operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the North Woodward Community Foundation, a publicly supported, non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax ID 38-3390605).
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. The Company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, FCA builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total vehicle sales in 2013, is an international automotive group engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling vehicles and components and production systems. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
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