Oakville, Ontario – Employees at Ford of Canada took part in the company’s annual Global Week of Caring, loading vehicles with donated items and planting more than 60 trees and shrubs at a park.

The employees were challenged to “Load-a-Lincoln” with items that would have the greatest impact for people in need. Employees at the Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ontario loaded five Lincoln MKT vehicles; those at Oakville Assembly Complex loaded three; and Ford’s office in Edmonton, Alberta filled another one.

The United Way of Oakville distributed the donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Community Youth Programs and Oakville Literacy Council, among others. The Kiwanis Boys Club of Hamilton, Ontario and the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta also received donations.

Employees at Ford headquarters also planted 60 trees and shrubs at Kingsford Park in Oakville, as part of Ford’s Drive Green Project. The plants were provided by Oakvillegreen, a non-profit, non-partisan environmental organization that advocates for policies and initiatives to make the community healthy and resilient.

The fourth annual Ford Global Week of Caring ran September 5 to 12, involving Ford volunteers on six continents. During the 2008 initiative, more than 8,000 Ford volunteers helped provide essential medical and dental care in the Philippines, renovated a home for children in Mexico, and repaired orphanages in South Africa and Vietnam.

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