The Chrysler Foundation Shares Holiday Joy with Southeastern Michigan Organizations

    The Chrysler Foundation Shares Holiday Joy with Southeastern Michigan

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oDonations include toys, clothing, household merchandise and 20,000 die
    cast cars

The Chrysler Foundation is making the season brighter for local children and
their families by donating more than 30,000 gifts, including toys, clothing,
bicycles, household items and even pet supplies to six Southeastern Michigan
organizations, such as the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots

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"We're moved by our community's generous spirit, and hope that every child has
a joyous holiday season," said Jody Trapasso, Senior Vice President - External
Affairs, Chrysler Group LLC and President of The Chrysler Foundation. "There's
something magical about a child's smile during the holidays, and we want to
thank the City of Auburn Hills, the Michigan State Police, and our other
partners who helped make this holiday season special for families throughout
Southeastern Michigan."

In preparation for delivery of the gifts, Chrysler Group employees, Auburn
Hills Police Department (AHPD) officers and Michigan State Police troopers
gathered Monday, at the AHPD's garage to sort and load approximately 30
pallets of merchandise. Among the more unique items in inventory were 20,000
die cast cars and trucks − scale model replicas of some of Chrysler Group's
most popular vehicles. A portion of the model cars, along with other items,
will be delivered to Marine Toys for Tots by the Michigan State Police, while
Chrysler Group employees will make deliveries to the remaining agencies,

  oBoys & Girls Club – Matilda R. Wilson Club of Auburn Hills
  oCoalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  oFocus: HOPE
  oU. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program / Michigan State Police
  oOrchards Children's Services
  oThe Salvation Army in Macomb

In addition to the donation of gifts to local charities by The Chrysler
Foundation, Chrysler Group employees are engaged in a variety of charitable
initiatives, including toy, food and clothing drives which will impact even
more residents. Following is a list Chrysler Group departments, activities and
charitable organizations that are the beneficiaries of these initiatives:

  oBody Engineering - Decorating Homes, Grace Centers of Hope,
  oChrysler Group Headquarters - Blood Drive, American Red Cross of
    Southeastern Michigan
  oDesign Office - Art Supplies Drive, "Designers of Tomorrow"
    Pontiac/Lincoln High Schools
  oExternal Affairs - Holiday party for agency families, Orchards Children's
  oNetwork Development - Winter Clothing Drive, HAVEN
  oQuality - Toy & Food Drive, The Baldwin Center
  oVehicle Integration - Children's Hat & Mitten Drive, The Baldwin Center
  oVeterans Committee - Toy Drive, Warren Goodfellows

Chrysler Group is also donating $100 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan
for every Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brand vehicle sold in the
Detroit metropolitan area during the month of December.

There are 42 Chrysler Group dealerships in the Detroit metro area that are
participating in this unique program.

"December is a time of giving and at Chrysler Group we are fortunate to be in
a position to give back to the community that stood with us during our
difficult times," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head
of U.S. Sales. "Even though the Detroit auto industry is doing well again,
that success is not universally shared with all of our citizens and by giving
to United Way we can help those less fortunate get back on their feet

About The Chrysler Foundation
During the past 59 years, The Chrysler Foundation has established a proud
legacy of enriching the physical, educational and cultural needs of local
communities in which Chrysler Group LLC conducts business. The Chrysler
Foundation embodies the values of the Company and its employees and, since its
inception, has awarded more than $500 million in charitable grants.

Chrysler employees also have a strong commitment to helping improve their
communities by volunteering their time and talents in the places where we live
and work.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Contact: Kevin Frazier, +1-248-512-2678 (office), +1-248-821-8507 (cell),; or Shawn Morgan, +1-248-512-2692 (office),
+1-248-760-2621 (cell),
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