CLAYCOMO, Mo. - At the Kansas City Assembly Plant, March of Dimes is a big deal.
Starting in March each year, the troops are rallied and the mission set: the group’s 2012 goal was to raise at least $20,000 for March of Dimes.
This year, KCAP has already exceeded their goal, with a total of $21,533 during the month of March. Lori Strohl, HR associate, is the leader March of Dimes drive and sets out to get people involved each year.
“Our charity fundraising really demonstrates the power of working together. UAW Local 249, hourly employees, and salaried employees all play an important part in making sure we achieve our goal. We come up with creative ways to raise money together,” says Strohl.
This year, hot dog dinners, sloppy joe dinners and March of Dimes T-shirt sales seemed to be the most popular.
“The generosity of KCAP’s employees is phenomenal, and I’m really proud of the effort put forth!” Strohl added of the plant’s hard work.
April marks the end of the March of Dimes campaign for KCAP, as the plant will now focus on other charities.