Ford Employees Volunteer to Strengthen Communities in 34 Countries During Ford Global Caring Month

The beginning of September marks the start of Ford’s annual Global Caring Month. Every September, thousands of Ford volunteers team up to join community service projects that help families and communities all over the world. 

This year, more than 5,000 Ford employees are intent on doing good in 34 different countries. A few highlights from this year’s itinerary include a project in the Philippines to construct a communal water facility in two villages, a continued project in Germany which will introduce a sports program that is intended to stress the importance of friendship and teamwork among refugee children, and a toy building campaign for refugee children in the United Arab Emirates. 

“The handmade toys from Ford employees will be sent to the children to put a smile on their face and not lose hope for a better future,” said Zeek Ainabe, one of Ford’s employee volunteers. “Ford Global Caring Month is a great opportunity for employees to come together and work as a team to serve humanity for its greater good.”

That’s just a few of the activities that are planned around the world this month. Other activities include: 

  • Repainting a senior facility in Australia and planting a garden

  • Building model cars and spending the day with children in China

  • Empowering disadvantaged women in India through garment design training 

  • Redecorating the playroom and installing new beds in a pediatric hospital in Romania

  • Renovating protection houses for victims of abuse in South Africa

  •  Construction and maintenance work at a disabled children’s day care center in Spain

Ford Global Caring Month even extends to the United States. As part of the annual festivities, Ford volunteers will help feed the hungry in Arizona, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania. In California, Ford employees will help to clean up the San Francisco bay. In Ford’s home state of Michigan, there are dozens of projects scheduled including the installation of a community rain garden and a program to mentor students.

“Ford volunteers play a vital role in demonstrating Ford’s commitment to become the world’s most trusted company,” said Todd Nissen, the director of Ford Volunteer Corps. “We appreciate all they do to make the world a better place for everyone.”

The Ford Volunteer Corps enlists tens of thousands of employees every year. Since its launch in 2005, the Volunteer Corps has contributed 1.7 million hours of community service in 50 countries, solidifying Ford as one of the world’s most kind, caring, and trusted companies.

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