Gates Industrial Corp. plc, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, recently announced the donation of $134,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to support the organization’s efforts to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need. Gates presented the donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities team at their local Denver chapter on Tuesday, June 19th.
Gates and its customers were able to raise the donation in 2017 and 1H of 2018 largely through the ‘Replacing Parts & Helping Hearts’ program created by the Gates North American Automotive Aftermarket division. The program featured a business building kit that included point-of-sale materials designed to educate drivers about preventative auto maintenance that can help to avoid system failures. Gates’ customers including warehouse distributors, parts stores and professional installation centers sold nearly 5,000 of these kits and Gates donated a significant percentage of the cost of the kit to RMHC.
Gates employees at the company’s global headquarters in Denver, at R&D facilities, manufacturing plants and distributions centers also helped to raise over $10,000 through personal donations, company events, fundraisers and even bake sales.