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Assuming responsibility – donating rather than gift-giving Schaeffler donates 15,000 euros to charity organization in Mexico

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Shortly before Christmas, César Rafael Perez (right), Vice President Automotive Aftermarket Mexico of Schaeffler, and Karla Elena Maria Ximello, Schaeffler employee in Mexico, handed over the donation cheque to José Ramón Garrido Susacasa (left) from the charity organization Jóvenes Constructores de la Comunidad A.C. Picture: Schaeffler

2017-12-18 | Langen

The Automotive Aftermarket business division of Schaeffler is forgoing sending its usual Christmas presents to business partners this year and, like last year, has made a donation to a charitable cause instead. A total of 15,000 euros was given to the Mexican charity organization Jóvenes Constructores de la Comunidad A.C.

“With this donation, we are helping Mexico City and the State of Puebla with rebuilding houses destroyed by a major earthquake there, and we will be supporting socially-disadvantaged young people at the same time,” said Michael Söding, designated Member of the Schaeffler AG Board of Managing Directors and head of the Automotive Aftermarket business division. Representing him locally in Mexico was César Rafael Perez, Vice President Automotive Aftermarket Mexico of Schaeffler, who presented the donation to José Ramón Garrido Susacasa of Jóvenes Constructores de la Comunidad A.C. In thanking Mr. Perez, he said “This donation is a symbol of your great appreciation and trust in the work of our organization.”

This is a freely-usable donation that the organization can use locally where need is greatest, like disaster relief in wake of the earthquake in September 2017. Quickly available and freely-usable funds are especially important here to support people hardest hit by the catastrophe. The focus is not only to rebuild houses and community facilities as quickly as possible, but to also offer socially-disadvantaged young people a job perspective. This is achieved, for example, through education and continuing training as well as through active participation in the construction and reconstruction of buildings.

Jóvenes Constructores de la Comunidad A.C. has been supporting the interests of young, socially-disadvantaged people for over ten years. This charity organization has already helped over 11,000 young people, and their commitment even reaches beyond Mexico’s borders. It is part of the international Youth Build Organization that has a network covering 22 countries, which contributes to the protection and support of young people worldwide.

Publisher: Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket GmbH & Co. KG
Country: Germany

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