GM Employees Celebrate Volunteerism with 5th Annual teamGM Cares Week

GM employees volunteer their time and talent throughout the U.S. from September 12 to 16.

This April GM TRACK employees packed food boxes at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich.
This April GM TRACK employees packed food boxes at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich.

DETROIT – More than 4,000 General Motors employees will donate their time and talent to more than 200 community service projects across the U.S. during the company’s 5th annual teamGM Cares Week September 12-16.

Projects range from packing boxes at food banks to relocating high school scholars to safer housing and cleaning underserved neighborhoods.

“One thing I love about our employees is how they generously volunteer their time and talent to their communities all year long,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain “teamGM Cares Week is unique. By devoting an entire week to giving back, we make an enormous impact across the globe.”

GM employees will donate time to service projects across the country, including Detroit, the company’s global headquarters.

“Thanks to teamGM Cares Week, Boys Hope Girls Hope will finally be able to physically relocate our female residential program to a more secure site in the city of Detroit,” said Suneil Singh, executive director of Boys Hope Girls Hope. “We’re forever in the debt to those at GM who are willing to take time from their busy day jobs to selflessly volunteer for the betterment of our region.” GM employees will help residents move into their new living facility.

Other impactful projects during teamGM Cares Week include:

Austin

  • Sept 14. 100 employees will landscape, clean-up, and improve the trails at Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.

Metro Detroit

  • Sept 12-16. Nearly 850 employees will pack food and participate in other projects at Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest in metro Detroit.
  • Sept 12-16. 239 employees will participate in 44 projects at Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac—where volunteers will rebuild homes, clean lots, garden and paint.
  • Sept 12-16. 440 employees from Flint and Grand Blanc will participate in a variety of projects.
  • Sept 12-16. Employees will also participate in projects at Belle Isle, Greening of Detroit, The Parade Company and Focus Hope.

New York City

  • Sept 8. More than 40 employees will provide food to underserved families.

Phoenix

  • Sept 15. More than 40 employees will hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children at Feed My Starving Children in Arizona. 

San Francisco

  • Sept 17. Employees from Maven will weed, seed and landscape Golden State Park.   

Washington D.C

  • Sept 9. More than 35 employees will sort food and pack bags for programs such as Kids Weekend, Senior Brown Bag, Mobile Food Programs, and market style food pantries.

Throughout the year, thousands of teamGM Cares volunteers across the globe participate in impactful projects mentoring youth, conducting food drives, assisting with the disaster relief efforts and much more.

In August, 2,500 GM employees participated in the “Grow Cody Rouge” week project, where they restored the high school auditorium, boarded up 378 vacant homes, cleaned empty lots, spruced up 37 streets and tackled other neighborhood and school improvements.

To learn more about teamGM Cares Week 2016 or to get more information on upcoming projects, visit teamGMCares.com.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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