Oakville, Ontario – Employees of Ford’s plant in Oakville, Ontario have filled five Flex vehicles and delivered their contents to the United Way of Oakville as part of Ford’s Global Week of Caring. The employees were challenged to “Fill-a-Flex” with items that would have the greatest impact for people in need.
The United Way was chosen to help distribute the donations to the Halton Trauma Centre, Hope Place Centres and The Compassion Society.
“Our volunteers and agencies are out there in the community and know where these items can have the greatest impact,” said Barbara Burton, United Way of Oakville CEO. “We are pleased to be able to facilitate the distribution of these donated items.”
The donated items included children’s books and educational toys for improving literacy in the community; winter coats, scarves and mitts for those in need of warm clothing; and toiletries, diapers, children’s clothing and non-perishable food for those in crisis.
In addition to the Oakville contributions, Ford’s office in Edmonton filled an additional Ford Flex, while employees in Montreal volunteered at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s “Ride for Diabetes Research”, helping with registrations and set-up, and as pit crew.