This holiday season, Ford Motor Company has made a commitment to put smiles on the faces of many children in the tri-state area, conducting toy drives at various college campuses.
Ford took charge, joining forces with college organizations, such as the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Queensborough Community College, and BronxNet Community Television at Lehman College.
A crimson, Christmas inspired, Ford Focus 2012 was filled with over 400, which were donated by college students, organizations, and university faculty.
The proceeds were delivered and donated to non-profits such as The Mission Project and The Children’s Aid Society—an organization that strives to provide counseling, health care and training programs to kids in needs.
“This is definitely something special for these children,” said Maria E. Burgos, who is the Assistant Division Director of the Adoption and Foster Care division at the Children’s Aid Society. “It gives them a reason to feel inspired for the holidays…”
Community television outlet BronxNet was also present for the occasion transmitting the event to the community, while helping mobilize the toy drive outreach initiative throughout campus.
“This was a great opportunity presented to us by Ford Motor Company- to conduct this toy drive for the Bronx strong community,” said Michael Max Knobbe, who is the Executive Director at BronxNet Community Television.
Ford Motor Company thrives on having One Mission, One Team, One Plan, and One Goal, which is to work towards the future- rooted in the community.