MCHENRY, Ill. (Jan. 28, 2016) — Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) raised more than $175,000 for the United Way of Greater McHenry during its annual campaign drive during the fourth quarter of 2015.
That amount is an increase over the company's donation of more than $150,000 from the previous year.
BPI said it matched the money that was raised by employees through special fundraising projects, including many held at its McHenry headquarters. These included a silent auction; a “Jeans Month,” during which employees paid to wear jeans to work; raffles; golf passes; a taco lunch sale; computer sale; and brake sale.
“Once again, BPI employees took our United Way partnership to heart and generously gave to support our local chapter, which funds 27 health and human service agencies in the McHenry area,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO of BPI. “I can't say enough about our employees and how proud I am that they rose to this year's challenge, and not only matched last year's donation, but greatly exceeded it.
“This donation allows us to give back to the community to help better the lives of residents who depend on the United Way for assistance.”
BPI said it has been the largest contributor to the United Way of McHenry County for several years and is a three-time recipient of the Landmark Award, which was created in 2011 to recognize companies that raise $100,000 or more during their United Way campaigns.