CHICAGO - The UAW Local 551 Skilled Trades Committee held their first fundraiser ever in December 2012, just in time to make Christmas special for many families this year.
The Committee held a Tool Raffle, and thanks to donations from area businesses and Local 551, 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to Love INC of Greater Hammond. Love INC is a local not-for-profit charity that benefits families in their time of need.
Snap-on donated the first prize item, an 18V cordless drill, and UAW Local 551 donated $500 to purchase items to fill American made tool boxes, which were raffled off as 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes. Hoosier Printing donated the raffle tickets.
The nine members of the Local 551 Skilled Trades Committee sold tickets for the Tool Raffle in the timespan of just over a week and raised $1,700 – enough to make Christmas bright for many families in the area.