Helping Those in Need in Germany, Morocco and China
Earlier this month the European Engineering team put into action its Reach 4 Greatness initiatives and as the team was in Munich, they took the opportunity to participate in community service. Their contribution consisted of spending the evening supporting Münchner Tafel, which distributes food to people and families in great need. Jean-Michel Verdier (VP – Seating Eng.) stated that this was the first time that this team had been all together and able to participate in such a large charitable event. The activities involved included cleaning the organization’s storage area and packaging more than 1000 food bags which will be distributed to families. Also on behalf of Lear, they donated additional food with an approximate value of 250 Euros. The Münchner Tafel further provides to 27 dispensaries and more than 100 social institutions in Munich.
Also in Germany, Lear Kronach fielded an indoor soccer team to have fun while raising funds for social services, with a tombola (raffle) yielding almost 7,000 EUR. With 16 company teams competing in a spirit of community service, Lear’s Michael Wagner (Kronach Plant Mgr.) explained that everyone enjoyed the friendly competition and showcased team spirit throughout.
Our Morocco teams from Lear Rabat and Lear Kenitra came together and organized a visit to the Sidi Bouknadel retirement home. They first got in touch with the center to determine its needs and then facilitated a collection drive which accumulated more than 500 items. Both teams spent the whole afternoon in the company of the senior citizens and they provided clothes, cleaning supplies and basic sanitary items. The teams also bought special gifts for the residents and organized an afternoon of lunch and activities which included a DJ that played popular music that got everyone dancing for a memorable day.
Earlier this year, Lear China’s Chongqing facilities including Chongqing Just-in-Time (JIT) assembly, Metals and Wiring plants raised more than $2500 for Guan Yan Primary School, located in Zhaiba, approximately 500 km (300 miles) southeast of Chongqing. This school has almost 100 students, six teachers and only five classrooms with limited teaching facilities in need of assistance. The funds raised were spent on desks, chairs, books and school supplies and the donation ceremony was recognized by the local media, with the local township government leader expressing great thanks to the Lear team for their generosity.
(Below is our team helping out the Münchner Tafel followed by helping our senior citizens in Morocco and the school in Chongqing.)
Posted on 3/2/2016
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