Giving back Featured

12:09pm EDT November 28, 2005
Ford Motor Co.’s Cleveland site contributes to the local community by providing more than jobs.

The engine and component manufacturer gives back to the community through financial support and volunteer contributions, and as of the beginning of August, had given 436 hours of service to organizations including Camp Cheerful, the Metroparks, Parkworks, Cleveland Botanical Garden and Ranger Headquarters.

The Cleveland Manufacturing Site contributes in the areas of education, health and welfare, civic affairs, and arts and humanities, with an emphasis on education.

Within the area of education, it has contributed to Berea City Schools, Berea High School, Cleveland Junior Achievement, Cleveland Scholarship Program, the Cleveland State University Science Olympiad and Cleveland State University ACE, the Great Lakes Science Center, Inroads, Look Up to Cleveland and Ohio Youth in Government.

In civic affairs, it has been involved in NAACP, Parkworks and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

In health and welfare, it has contributed to the Berea Children’s Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland, Catholic Charities, City Mission Hunger Fund, Cleveland Foodbank, Cleveland Jaycees Christmas Shopping, Cops and Kids, Cory Kitchen, Hunger Network, Parkview Areawide Seniors, Salvation Army Hunger Fund, St. Paul Shrine Hunger Center, The Emergency Hunger Center, The National Conference, United Way Services, University Settlement and Volunteers of America Hunger Fund.

In the arts and humanities, it is involved with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Healthspace Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Playhouse Square, Cleveland Playhouse Theater, Cleveland Zoological Society, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Orchestra and Western Reserve Historical Society.

It is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Brook Park Chamber of Commerce, the Employers Resource Council and the Quality Communities Partnership.

And this year, it has made one-time contributions to the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the YMCA, the Disabled American Veterans and WVIZ Ideastream.

How to reach: Ford Motor Co., (216) 676-7762