This week, nonprofits and communities have been in for a treat as they receive a helping hand from the General Motors Foundation as a part of its third annual “teamGM Cares Week.” Employee volunteers can be found delivering Teddy Bears to cancer patients, cleaning up beaches, and helping preserve nature in New York’s Central Park, among countless other projects.
“Along with our commitment to customers, our company is dedicated to giving back and supporting the communities in which we live and work,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “Through the philanthropic efforts of the GM Foundation and our employee volunteers, we look for opportunities to make a difference and positively impact those in need.”
Leading up to teamGM Cares Week was August’s “Life Remodeled,” a week-long effort where more than 3,000 GM employees formed teams to remodel a public high school and clear brush and debris from 170 blocks around the school, remodeled 16 houses, and boarded up over 250 vacant ones. But teamGM Cares Week isn’t just for Michigan, as there are plenty of projects that are taking place right now around the U.S.
“This week truly underscores GM’s commitment to service, but it’s essentially a snapshot of the causes and projects our volunteers are involved with all year long,” added head of the teamGM Cares program and global marketing manager for Cadillac, Sabin Blake. “We’ve witnessed firsthand how this program not only impacts our neighbors.”
And while teamGM Cares Week may end September 12, it doesn’t end there for plenty of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to numerous other projects during the year across the country, such as mentoring youth, and assisting with disaster relief efforts, among others.
You can learn more about the teamGM Cares Week Volunteers by visiting www.teamgmcares.com.