Chevrolet and Customer Clubs Bring New Year Smiles to Children
- Convoys of Captivas and Trailblazers visited provincial schools
- Children received One World Futbols and Chevrolet’s Easy English books in addition to other gifts in kind
- Chevrolet dealerships also supported the outreach efforts
BANGKOK, THAILAND – In line with its efforts to serve and improve the communities in which it operates and build lasting relationships, Chevrolet Thailand recently embarked on various events with its customers to bring New Year smiles to children in provincial schools. Also organized in conjunction with the national Children’s Day celebrations, the events were supported by Chevrolet dealerships in the respective regions.
The events started with the Captiva Club’s trip to a school in Baan Rai, Uthai Thani. The “My Way – My Captiva Rally” consisted of 29 vehicles with a total of 84 people joining the convoy. The club organized a rally and fun games while at the school with the support of Chevrolet Bang-Bua-Thong. They also donated t-shirts and indestructible One World Futbols.
“I am proud that the Captiva Club has done something good for our society and community, although we are just a small group of people” said Vissanukorn Thongsalab, a member of the Captiva Club. “We are like family. We have fun together while we reach out to these communities. We are all ready to do this kind of activities every year.”
More recently, the Spirit of Trailblazer Club organized a 30-vehicle convoy to the Baan Pong Num Luek School in Petchaburi. The overnight trip saw the club taking the children on a day trip, in addition to games and other activities. Lunch was also served to the 280 children at the school. Other than fun and games, the club also offered donations in cash and kind, including stationeries, food and One World Futbols.
In addition to community activities with owners clubs, Chevrolet also visited Baan Klongnamdaeng School in Pluakdaeng, Rayong, about 38 kilometres from GM Thailand’s manufacturing facility. The visiting team, including Michael Perez, Vice President of Manufacturing for GM Thailand and Jennifer Bigelow, Plant Manager for GM Powertrain Thailand donated One World Futbols and Chevrolet’s Easy English books to children in the school. A classroom session on environmental management also was conducted by GM’s Environmental team.
“Physical fitness and education are equally important. While the footballs empower the children with play, the books will help the children develop important language skills that will help them throughout their lives,” Perez said. “Through these modest donations, we hope to build a strong relationship with the local community while making a positive difference in the lives of its children.”
Also present at the event was School Director Nathapan Ditcharoen and special guest Lukkana Meankamnurd, the Director of the Office of Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate.