Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler Canada today announced that its employees and retirees in Windsor-Essex County have donated $1,143,343.13 to the 2013 United Way Campaign at the Company’s Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC).

“Chrysler Canada and CAW Locals 444, 1498, 195 and ONA Local 8 have once again done an outstanding job in supporting their community through the United Way. This is a great gift to our local community. We are very grateful for this support,” said Penny Marrett, CEO, United Way of Windsor/Essex.

“Our office and CAW employees hit a grand slam this year with a generous contribution of more than $1.1 million to the United Way of Windsor-Essex,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Chrysler Canada. “Chrysler has come a long way as a company in a short time, and it’s due in large part to the tireless efforts and hard work of our employees, who continue to generously give back to this community year-round, not just financially, but by volunteering their time as well to help others.”

“In collaboration with Chrysler Canada and the United Way, we are pleased in the tremendous work it takes to help invest in our community,” said Dino Chiodo, President, CAW Local 444. “The membership of CAW Local 444 within the Windsor Assembly Plant continues to give year after year to those most vulnerable in society and I am proud to know that our members continually reach out to help those in our community. We all are community partners making a community difference.”

Chrysler Canada employees are once again the largest givers to the United Way Campaign. The participation rate for the 2013 Campaign was 52 per cent, with an average employee pledge of $346. This year, there were 782 employees that gave at the “Friends Level,” which means employees contributed $500 or more. There were 185 donations at the “Leadership Level,” which means employees contributed $1,000 or more.

To date, the overall Windsor-Essex United Way Campaign total now stands at $4,040,727.13.

Local residents are encouraged to help give back and contribute generously; there is still time to take part in this year’s United Way of Windsor-Essex County Campaign. Residents can call 519-258-0000 (ext.1145) or pledge on-line at


Source: Chrysler Canada

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