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General Motors Canada & its Dealers Donate More Than $313,000 to Durham Children’s Aid Foundation

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GM Canada Donates $313,000+ to Durham Children's Aid Foundation. Photo General Motors

On December 12th, a convoy of Oshawa-built pick-up trucks and GM vehicles, filled with toys and gifts, made their way to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF) where GM Canada also presented a donation from its dealers across Canada.

This continues the legacy of Sharon Clark, who started Sharon’s Kids at Oshawa Assembly —a program that has provided holiday gifts to children in need for more than 50 years.

GM Canada held a dealer contest for the opportunity to purchase the first 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 built for Canada, raising $253,000 for DCAF through donations from 106 GM dealers. The winning dealer is Lakewood Chevrolet in Edmonton, Alberta and will purchase a Torch Red Corvette Z06 Convertible 3LZ.

“I’m so proud to see the generosity of our dealers and employees who came together to support this program that began over 50 years ago in Oshawa,” said Marissa West, GM Canada President and Managing Director. “I want to thank everyone for helping to continue Sharon’s legacy by making the holidays brighter for kids and families in Durham Region.”

The $313,000 donated to DCAF is made up of monetary donations from the GM Canada dealer contest, a $20,000 donation from Oshawa Assembly through the Plant City Grant Program and more than $40,000 in gifts from GM Canada employees. These presents will be distributed to hundreds of families through the DCAF Holiday Hope Program.

 

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