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Posted on October 14, 2022

Michelin Partners With Suppliers To Raise More Than $670,000 For Local Community Organizations

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Michelin North America, Inc. has raised more than $670,000 through its recent Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds supporting 10 charities in communities where Michelin employees live and work.  

“The generosity of our suppliers this year was remarkable,” said Will Whitley, Director of State, Local Government Affairs & Community Relations at Michelin North America. “We are deeply grateful for their support of our communities. Through this event, we continue to be amazed at the level of engagement of those suppliers, our employee volunteers, and the participating charities. After two years without an in-person tournament due to the pandemic, it was especially gratifying to come together this year in support of the broad range of organizations doing truly impactful work throughout the local communities where we operate.“ 

The tournament has generated almost $9 million since its inception in 1989. This year’s tournament will award proceeds to 10 charitable organizations in Ft. Wayne, IN; Louisville, KY; Norwood, NC; Tuscaloosa, AL and Upstate SC: 

 

Upstate SC: 

Center for Developmental Services (CDS) makes caring for children with delays and disabilities easier and more effective by linking medical and support services in a single location. Their integrated service model streamlines service delivery to about 8,000 families each year.  

Conestee Nature Preserve is a 600+ acre state-designated Wildlife Sancturary located five miles south of downtown Greenville. It is an accessible oasis of natural beauty and a hub for outdoor environmental education, within the most developed section of Greenville County. CNP includes more than 13 miles of trails and boardwalks, 11 wildlife observation decks and 40 self-guided learning stations.  

Habitat for Humanity Anderson County is tackling the growing issue of affordable housing by offering low-income households a pathway to homeownership. Through sweat-equity, education and interest-free mortgages, Habitat homes change lives by building financial stability, improving health and safety, and providing a strong, stable foundation for educational and career success.  

Upstate Mobility Alliance 

An initiative of Ten at the Top, the Upstate Mobility Alliance advances policy and investment opportunities that make it easier to move freely throughout the region. Whether it's supporting efforts to expand public transportation, make daily commutes easier, or connect communities in innovative ways. UMA works across the sector to help make the Upstate of South Carolina a more connected region. 

 

Louisville, KY 

The Family Scholar House mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. 

Louisville Urban League (LUL) assists African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. The League seeks to empower people and change lives through jobs, justice, education, health and housing. LUL’s wraparound services provide holistic solutions for the entire household that address root causes of poverty.  

 

Fort Wayne, IN 

Mad Anthony's Children's Hope House provides a home away from home for families while their children are receiving treatment in local hospitals. Families can find rest, meals, hope and encouragement while knowing that they are just a few short minutes away from their child.  

St. Joseph Missions provides emergency shelter for single women from the homeless community in an environment that respects their dignity as human persons, affords them the opportunity to live individually and collectively with others in a safe environment of self-government, and empowers them to network with local business contacts and social services for employment and self-sufficiency. 

 

Norwood, NC 

Stanly Health Foundation's mission is to partner with Atrium Health Stanly to improve the health of everyone in their community. They carry out this mission by funding community outreach and education programs for heart disease, diabetes, and many types of cancers. Over the past 30 years, Stanly Health Foundation has funded hundreds of programs and projects - addressing both large and small health problems and health disparities.   

 

Tuscaloosa, AL 

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center  serves victims of sexual violence in the nine-county West Alabama Region. The organization is a community-based, collaborative agency designed to meet the emotional, medical and forensic needs of sexual assault survivors by providing quality medical care, forensic examinations, follow-up, advocacy, education and outreach, counseling, and support group services. 

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com