MCHENRY, Ill. — Employees of Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) raised a record donation of more than $273,000 for the United Way of Greater McHenry County in 2017.
BPI said it was the fifth consecutive year the company has surpassed the $100,000 mark, earning the charity's Landmark Award for another year.
"With a goal of reaching $1.5 million, the United Way of Greater McHenry County put out a challenge to the community to increase their yearly donations to support the ongoing needs of our county," BPI President and CEO David Overbeeke said.
"I'm so proud to say that not only did the employees of Brake Parts Inc. enthusiastically embrace the goal, but everyone stepped up in a big way to raise a remarkable amount of money to help enhance the quality of life for those in need in our local communities,"
BPI, a manufacturer and supplier of brake system components, including the Raybestos brand, has partnered with the United Way for more than a decade and during that time has donated in excess of $1.3 million, the company said.
This year, BPI said, it increased its corporate donation through employee fundraising projects and direct donations.
BPI has been the largest contributor to the United Way of Greater McHenry County for several years and has received the Landmark Award six times for raising $100,000 or more during the United Way campaign.