The folks responsible for bolting together the award-winning 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid have donated more than $35,000 in toys for underprivileged children this holiday season – setting a record for the annual toy drive.
Employee’s of Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly plant in Windsor, ON teamed up to gather nearly $35,000 in donated toys for the fire department’s annual Sparky’s Toy Drive. The toys were then packed inside several Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica minivans and shuttled to the fire station before being distributed to young boys and girls in Windsor and Essex County.
Over the past 14 years, employees of Windsor Assembly have donated more than $350,000 worth of toys, which have gone on to benefit roughly 42,000 underprivileged children. This year’s donation is the largest ever by the assembly plant and is the largest single toy donation of its kind in the city.
“The generosity of the employees at FCA Windsor Assembly Plant never ceases to amaze Sparky’s Toy Drive,” said Sparky’s Toy Drive manager, Sean Costello. “They are our largest contributor every year and assist us in supplying gifts for thousands of area children on Christmas.”
“Windsor Assembly Plant employees continue to excel, not only in our manufacturing operations, but also in giving back to the Windsor/Essex community,” added Windsor Assembly plant manager Michael Brieda. “Every year, I am humbled by the generous spirit of each employee as they donate their time, effort and money to support local families in need.”
If you happen to be in the Windsor Area and want to contribute to this year’s Sparky’s Toy Drive, you can drop off a new, unopened toy to any Windsor Fire and Rescue station between now and December 23rd.