Windsor Star

Stellantis employees make $943K donation to United Way

- DAVE WADDELL dwaddell@postmedia.com

Stellantis announced Wednesday a donation of $943,149 to the United Way/centraide Windsor-essex County 2020-2021 campaign.

This marks the largest donation for United Way in the Windsor-essex community this past year.

“In this challengin­g past year, FCA Canada (now known as Stellantis) employees have demonstrat­ed even further resolve in their unwavering support to help give back to those facing mental, social and financial struggles in our community through their generous donation to United Way/centraide Windsor-essex County,” said Dave Buckingham, president and CEO of Stellantis Canada.

“I want to sincerely thank our FCA Canada workforce for delivering the largest donation in our community and continuing to serve as positive role models during these unpreceden­ted times.”

With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbati­ng needs, programs have reflected this new reality with an increased focus on mental health and targeting youth for future success throughout the community.

Funds donated on behalf of Stellantis Canada and its employees and retirees will help propel a number of assistance programs throughout 2021.

Among them are a lunch pilot program, a virtual learning pilot and the On Track to Success program. The success of On Track to Success has led to the United Way planning to expand this program in downtown Windsor in 2021.

“Without their generosity, we simply would not have been able to maintain our support for community

Without their generosity, we simply would not have been able to maintain our support for community programs.

programs,” United Way CEO Lorraine Goddard said of the auto company's donation.

“COVID -19 has challenged many non-profits and FCA Canada's giving helps with our focus on assisting local children and youth and supporting mental health in the surroundin­g neighbourh­oods in a safe and secure manner.”

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