Ford Volunteers in Malaysia Continues to Strengthen Communities During Ford Global Caring Month
  • Ford volunteers in Malaysia are among thousands making people’s lives better in six continents during Ford Global Caring Month in September.

  • In Malaysia, over 30 Sime Darby Auto ConneXion-Ford volunteers visited Sincere Care Home, to help upkeep the nursing home and create happy memories for the elderlies through various fun activities.

  • Ford Motor Company Fund - the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company - will contribute more than $675,000 to purchase tools and supplies for volunteer project.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 30 September 2019
 – Ford Motor Company kicks off its 14th annual Global Caring Month in the month of September, with thousands of Ford employees around the world participating in community projects to create positive impact in people’s lives. 

In Malaysia, Ford together with its sole distributor, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), organised a full day activity for the elderly at the Sincere Care Home to help improve their living conditions as well as to provide emotional support. During the full-day visit, SDAC-Ford volunteers offered help with housekeeping and meals preparation and entertaining the senior folks. Apart from food and games, a spa corner offering manicure, pedicure, facial and haircut services were also set up by the talent volunteers to help groom the residents of the nursing home.

Sincere Care Home is a nursing home dedicated at looking after senior citizens who were found living on the streets, sent by families who are less able and referred to by the hospital. To help reduce the financial burden of its daily operation, the volunteers also gave donations in kind and in cash.

“Ford Global Caring Month programme is a great platform and we are proud to be a part of it. Each year, we get to contribute to a different cause and make a difference in people’s lives. Together with Ford, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for people in our communities where we live and work” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

Ford Global Caring Month is a signature annual event of the Ford Volunteer Corps. Since its launch in 2005 by Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Ford Volunteer Corps members have contributed more than 1.5 million hours of community service in 50 countries, representing more than $40 million of in-kind community investments. During September, the Ford Volunteer Corps will tackle hundreds of projects in cities, towns and villages in six continents. Ford Fund is contributing more than $675,000 in grants to purchase tools and supplies for many of the global projects.

In addition to the volunteer activities in Malaysia, Ford Global Caring Month projects include:

  • Australia – Paint and garden at senior home, update dining area at camp for homeless kids 
  • Brazil - Setup mothers workshop for vulnerable women to earn income as seamstresses
  • China - Kids from low-income families make model cars, spend day with Ford volunteers
  • Germany - Renovate homes for refugees
  • India - Empower disadvantaged women with tailoring and garment design training
  • Mexico - Rebuild dining room, maintain playground at home for children
  • Romania - Redecorate playroom, add new beds at hospital pediatric oncology department
  • South Africa - Renovate shelters and safe houses for abused women and children
  • Spain – Prepare meals and provide sleeping bags for homeless individuals
  • Vanuatu - Install water tanks at schools, churches and community center

“Ford volunteers are improving access to clean water, feeding the hungry, building homes, renovating schools and providing opportunities to help make people’s lives better all over the world,” said Todd Nissen, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “Each Ford volunteer is making a valued contribution to stronger communities and a better world.”

The Ford Volunteer Corps is a global network of Ford employees that is advancing the energy and creative ideas of Ford employees to have a lasting impact in the communities Ford serves.

  • The Bill Ford Better World Challenge annually awards up to $500,000 to support Ford volunteer projects focused on providing better access to clean water and improved sanitation, solutions to mobility challenges and meeting basic needs.
  • Graduates of Ford’s Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program are also putting their training to work guiding other Ford employees and developing transformational projects that compete for grants in the Bill Ford Better World Challenge.

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