PONTIAC, Mich., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Webasto North America, part of the Webasto Group, a global automotive supplier and the world market leader for sunroofs/moonroofs, has donated 100 (20-lb.) holiday turkeys to the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan. This can provide up to 1,000 meals for its residents.
"Webasto made this donation to give something back to society. We know what it feels like to go through rough times and stand together as a family," said Andre Schoenekaes, CEO of Webasto Roof Systems North America. "Giving to Grace Centers of Hope means we get to extend our corporate family and span of care," added CFO Dr. Philipp Schramm. "We hope Webasto can make the holidays a bit warmer for some deserving people in the communities where we live and work."
"We are thankful for the generous donation of turkeys from Webasto," said Mickey Dodge, director of food services at Grace Centers of Hope. "These turkeys will provide many nutritious meals for individuals and families enrolled in programs at Grace Centers of Hope."
The Webasto Group based in Stockdorf, Germany, near Munich, has been a family-owned business since it was founded in 1901. Webasto's North America headquarters is based in Rochester Hills, MI. With nearly 50 locations and 12,000 employees worldwide, the company has been developing, manufacturing and selling products for the automotive industry for over 75 years. Webasto is the world market leader for roof and convertible roof systems as well as parking heaters and is among the world's largest 100 suppliers to the automotive industry. To learn more about Webasto please visit http://www.webasto.com.
About Grace Centers of Hope
Giving hope to the helpless since 1942, Grace Centers of Hope is considered one of the leading faith-based organizations in Southeastern Michigan, daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty, abuse and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope provides transitional and emergency shelter to 150-200 men, women and children, in addition to serving more than 100,000 meals each year. Grace's $8.4 million yearly budget is maintained solely through corporate and private donors, exclusive of any government assistance. To learn more about Grace Centers of Hope or to make a donation, please visit www.gracecentersofhope.org.