COLOGNE, Germany - Employees in Germany volunteered to support 115 Cologne-based charitable projects last year. Some 830 employees were involved, delivering a combined 12,400 man-hours of their time.
The highlight of 2012 was the tenth anniversary of ‘Together we are strong,’ a Ford-City of Cologne fundraising event supporting the cancer ward of a local hospital for seriously ill children. The event raised €6,750. Aside from that fundraising event, many Ford employees contributed their time and skills to improve the hospital.
Among a diverse range of other initiatives, Ford employees supported a holiday project for children and a cultural festival, where 25 Ford volunteers provided transport for guests and artists. For the ninth year, Christmas parcels were sent to children in Romania and Ukraine.
For its charitable efforts, Ford was recognised with several awards.
Since Ford’s plant in Cologne started its volunteer programme in May 2000, some 1,260 projects have been completed. In total, 10,000 people have contributed 162,000 hours of volunteer work.