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Local Love: FCA Canada employees raise $900K-plus for Windsor-Essex United Way

Windsor, Ontario — Employees of FCA Canada (now Stellantis) are giving back in a big way to the community that has supported their company for so long with the donation of $943,149 to the United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County 2020-2021 campaign.

Announced on Tuesday, this donation is the single largest ever made to the United Way of Windsor-Essex, which FCA says “highlights the autoworkers’ commitment, generosity and established history of helping the less fortunate in their community—in particular during a year in which many programs and fundraising activities have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the press release.

“In this challenging past year, FCA Canada 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 FCA 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.”

Lorraine Goddard spoke to her appreciation for the efforts of FCA and its staff in raising this money in a time of such economic uncertainty.

“We are so grateful for the overwhelmingly generous contribution from FCA Canada and its employees in Windsor-Essex for this year’s donation toward our annual giving campaign,” said Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide for Windsor-Essex County. 

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