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Release: Ford Windsor Operations, UNIFOR Locals 200 & 240, business partners raise $500,907 in support of United Way Windsor-Essex County

March 23, 2023

WINDSOR, ON, MARCH 23, 2023 – Ford Windsor Operations, Unifor Local 200 and Local 240, Leadec Industrial Services and Penske Logistics are proud to announce a $500,907 donation to United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County as part of its annual fundraising efforts in support of local children and youth.

“We know that United Way will once again do many great things within our community with our donation,” says Brad Randall, Ford Windsor Quality Manager and Ford-United Way Campaign Lead. “I want to thank everyone involved with this year’s campaign. We had a number of new canvassers that came on board. We also had new co-captains this year – and they all stepped in, stepped up and did a fantastic job.”

“Our partnership with United Way is something that we take very seriously and take a great amount of pride in,” says Chad Lawton, Ford Windsor Engine Plant Chair, Unifor Local 200, and campaign co-captain. “I can’t say enough about what the employees did this year. It’s outstanding.”

Monies were raised through employee donations, 50/50 draws, a new Ford merchandise store within Essex Engine Plant, special events and corporate giving. The donation will help support the community-backed Cradle to Career strategy, which aims at eliminating childhood poverty in the region by helping individuals from birth until finding a career.

“I want to extend our gratitude to everyone on the Ford-United Way committee for this extraordinary example of what true teamwork and commitment looks like. You’re doing everything right,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way. “You are changing the lives of children and families right here in our community.”

Christina Grossi, Unifor Local 240 Committee Member and campaign co-captain, adds, “We have a tremendous level of giving throughout our Site. I am very thankful to have worked with such a dedicated team.”

All-time, the Ford Windsor Site has contributed more than $53 million to the United Way.

Media Contacts:
Michael Michalski, Communications Coordinator
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. – Windsor Operations
519-944-9325 or 519-919-3694

United Way Windsor-Essex County Media Contact
Dina Misur, Marketing & Communications Manager
m: 519-259-6190

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