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Ford Windsor Operations, UNIFOR Locals 200 & 240,business partners raise $508,189 in support of United Way

WINDSOR, ON, MARCH 7, 2024 – Ford Windsor Operations, Unifor Local 200 and Local 240, Leadec Industrial Services and Penske Logistics are proud to announce a $508,189 donation to United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County as part of its annual fundraising efforts in support of local children and youth.

“It is almost hard to comprehend the generosity over the years, year after year. It is truly amazing and I am really proud to be a part of what we do here at Ford with Unifor and in this community,” said Mike Felix, Ford Motor Company, Director of Manufacturing, Powertrain Operations.

All-time, the Ford Windsor Site has now contributed more than $58 million to the United Way.

“Think about all the kids that are helped by this donation. They get an opportunity to be fed. They get an opportunity to use a computer to do their schoolwork. They have a place to go where they feel comfortable. This is so important to us as Unifor members and to Ford Motor Company. We work collaboratively to make sure that happens,” said Unifor Local 200 President, John D’Agnolo.

Monies were raised through employee donations, 50/50 draws, the sales of Ford merchandise, special events and corporate giving. The donation will help support United Way’s efforts to eliminate childhood poverty in the region.

“We are pleased to celebrate the Ford team, including employees, retirees and management, UNIFOR Local 200, UNIFOR Local 240, Leadec and Penske for your commitment, innovation and passion to see those who need help lifted up,” said Andrew Bothamley, VP of Finance & Operations.

Christina Grossi, Unifor Local 240 1st Vice President, added, “I really feel like our Ford brothers and sisters are some of the most generous people in Essex County. I’m astounded at the continued outpouring of generosity. I’m also so thankful that Ford Motor Company, for so long, has been such a big supporter of the United Way. It’s our biggest campaign we do and I’m proud of what we are doing.”

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

Kristina Stojkovski, Specialist – Marketing & Communications
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
519-982-8291 |

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