Cummins provides holiday help for local Columbus residents
Cummins teamed up with Toyota Material Handling North America to provide holiday help for Bartholomew County families this year. The two corporations contributed $20,000 toward holiday assistance programs for four charities.
The dedication to our global headquarters in Columbus, Indiana (USA), continues through this fourth annual partnership to match donations for the community.
The United Way partner agencies receiving a donation include Thrive Alliance, Sans Souci, Su Casa and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center. Each agency received a $5,000 check which they plan to use on programs such as Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center’s Angels of Love gift giveaway for hundreds of lower-income youngsters and their families and Thrive Alliance’s implementation of a new robotic pet program for their clients with dementia.
“The generosity of Toyota and Cummins for the programs is in addition to their strong support of the United Way campaign,” said Mark Stewart, President of United Way of Bartholomew County. “Cummins and Toyota are some of our community’s biggest supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without their advocacy.”
Chairman and CEO of Cummins, Tom Linebarger, alongside Brett Wood, President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling, spoke about their commitment to philanthropy specifically in the city of Columbus during the event on December 8.
“This event affords us the opportunity to slow down and recognize the incredible work happening in our communities and the people impacted,” Linebarger said. “It’s increasingly hard to do in our hectic lives and also increasingly important to finding the connection points.”
Cummins has long partnered with the United Way in the company’s efforts to build stronger communities and in keeping with its mission of making people’s lives better by powering a more prosperous world.