April 5, 2017—Employees of Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) partnered with the United Way of Greater McHenry County in 2016 and raised over $168,000, marking the fifth consecutive year that the company has surpassed the $100,000 mark.
BPI matched money that was raised by employees through direct donations and special fundraising projects, including a silent auction, bake sales, and a jeans month, where employees paid to wear jeans to work.
“Every year, the BPI employees rise to the challenge of raising money for our local United Way chapter, and this year is no exception,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “I’m so proud of the dedication that everyone has made to this important partnership as it helps to better the lives of fellow community members that need the assistance. None of this would have been possible without the planning and help form the BPI/United Way committee and the generosity of every BPI employee.”
BPI has been the largest contributor to the United Way of Greater McHenry County for several years and has received the Landmark Award four times. The Landmark Award was created in 2011 and is reserved for companies who reach an outstanding level of success by raising $100,000 or more during their United Way campaign.