WIT’s Plant City Grant will support the WIT Girls Program. Currently, women make up only nine percent of those receiving engineering degrees, and WIT Girls collaborates with the Georgia business community to inspire girls in middle and high school to choose careers in STEM. The grant also supports the WIT Girls’ Robotics program.
In addition to WIT, employees of Roswell-based innovation center also awarded grants to United Way of Greater Atlanta, The Drake House, Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Nature Center and North Atlanta Toys for Tots.
“We are deeply committed to investing in and strengthening the communities that our employees call home,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “We firmly believe that stronger communities are the building blocks of our future and the future of this country.”
General Motors, through the GM Foundation, launched the Plant City Grants program in 2010 to give back through dollars and employee volunteer hours to the communities where employees, dealers and customers live and work. To date, the foundation has given $8 million dollars to charitable organizations across the U.S. who are committed to providing critical resources to strengthen families and neighborhoods.
In other news: For every Wednesday in the month of June, all 69 Atlanta-area Moe's Southwest Grill locations donated 10 percent of their sales to support Bert's Big Adventure. Together, they raised $100,000 for the local organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.