There are more than 34,000 homeless people in Southeast Michigan.
To help end local homelessness, Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan, has weaved together supportive services, safe and affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization efforts to create “Little Grace Village.” Once a blighted neighborhood, this area is now a “community of hope” thanks in part to the hundreds of FCA volunteers who have donated thousands of hours over the course of five years to transform homes for people who are trying to transform their lives.
April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In 2018, FCA continued to transform our sustainability commitments into concrete actions that aim to create long-term value responsibly. FCA is conscious of the effect that our activities and products have on society and the environment, and of our role in developing solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. We operate responsibly to contribute to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child.
Unfortunately, Carlton Honey did not have a village growing up. His father worked four jobs and his mother was quite ill, and he made some poor decisions.
A pastor and father to three now, Carlton spends his spare time building a village around boys who have behavioral issues. As a leader in Beyond Hashtags, an afterschool program designed to inspire, motivate and change the lives of young men, Carlton works to equip them with strong life skills through transparent leadership.
When their 5-year-old daughter Brooklyn came home with the idea to collect and donate crayons to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Morris and Rychee Brown jumped into action.
“Brooklyn knows how the simple activity of coloring can bring real joy, and normalness, during long, tough stints in a hospital,” Morris Brown said, product development purchasing program manager at FCA US. “Collecting crayons is a simple way for us to give back to the hospital that takes care of our girl. Plus, it really is an easy way for us to bring a bit of joy to the children still in the hospital.”
Kevin and Nancy Sell call themselves “empty nesters on a mission.”
“We’re following our hearts and how our faith drives us,” says Kevin, FCA US plant manager at Indiana Transmission Plant 1 in Kokomo, Ind. “We have been so blessed in our lives that we feel compelled to give back to others, whether it’s here in the U.S. or in Kenya.”
Funding helps provide critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to help K-3 students gain skills and confidence in reading and writing
TOLEDO, Ohio, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via the Mentors in Toledo Schools program.
From wildfires to hurricanes and animal hoarding to dog fighting, Courtney Protz-Sanders is skilled in triage and emergency sheltering for animals. She’s also founder and executive director of Paws for Life, a non-profit, foster-based, all-breed rescue for dogs and cats that has saved nearly 3,000 homeless animals from shelters and the streets of Michigan.