Christmas Donations 2019

GM Plant Gate Collection Raises $5,916, Total Donations Exceed $18,000

Every Christmas we arrange a plant gate collection at General Motors to collect funds for families in need at Christmas. The response was once again overwhelming, $5,916 was collected at the gate from Unifor members, GM employees and contractors as they arrived at work. The Unifor Social Justice Fund donated an additional $11,500 and our Standing Committees donated $800.  Total funds raised was over $18,000, these funds will be donated to a variety of organizations in the Niagara Community including;

  • Community Care – St Catharines,
  • Project Share – Niagara Falls,
  • The Hope Centre  – Welland,
  • Community Outreach – Fort Eire
  • Gillian’s Place – South Niagara 2nd Stage Housing
  • YWCA Women’s Shelter,
  • Port Cares-Port Colborne.
  • RAFT
  • Shoe Box Project
  • Adopt a Youth Program

We thank everyone who opened their hearts and wallets to help families in need at Christmas. Your generous donations will help put food in the food bank, purchase Christmas gifts for children, provide emergency assistance for families and much more.  Special thank you to our two Santa’s and his elve! (Jordan Lennox,  Alex Latham and Jessica McCourt)

Seasons greetings

Greg Brady
President Unifor Local 199, on behalf of the Executive Board

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