Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2012

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2012

Chrysler Group's Voice of Volunteerism

Multimedia from this Release

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:10pm

CAMPAIGN: Community and Education


Each year, Chrysler Group volunteers contribute thousands of hours to make a positive difference in the communities where they live and work. During Detroit Partnership Day on March 31, 2012, nearly 200 Chrysler Group volunteers – some accompanied by their family and friends – joined with students from the University of Michigan and community groups to help beautify neighborhoods across Detroit.

VIDEO: “The Voices of Chrysler Group Volunteers” features employees sharing their insights on why they volunteer. In order of appearance:

  • Jason Collins, WO Pillar Lead – Warren Truck Assembly Plant
  • Lennon Martin, Corporate Security
  • Jennifer Lowenberg, Purchasing  and  Susan Alonzo, Fleet Finance 
  • Wing Chu, Corporate Audit

Looking Ahead: Dressing for Success

During National Volunteer (April 15 – 21, 2012), Chrysler Group employees at Toledo North Assembly are collecting gently-worn business attire to help suit-up individuals in the process of getting back into the workforce. Items collected during the “Dress for Success” clothing drive will be distributed through Toledo Area Ministries' (www.tamohio.org) "Keeping It Together" program.

The “Dress for Success” clothing drive is the first major initiative of the Northwest Ohio Corporate Volunteer Council, a newly formed group comprised of Toledo-area companies that are looking to make volunteering a larger part of their employee engagement efforts. Members of the council include Chrysler Group LLC, UPS, the United Way Volunteer Center and Seymour and Associates. 

About Chrysler Group
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

In 2011, Chrysler Group volunteer projects touched the lives of more than 208,000 residents in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

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