Ford Global Week of Caring

Ford employees are working to improve their communities year round, and Ford Global Week of Caring is the highlight of that commitment.

“Global Week is a snapshot of the work Ford volunteers do 52 weeks a year. Creating a better world is a big job, but Ford and its employees are up for the challenge. We're in this for the long haul.”

In September 2013, more than 12,500 Ford employees, retirees and dealers joined the Ford Volunteer Corps and marched into local communities on six continents to participate in the 8th annual Ford Global Week of Caring. Ford volunteers completed 277 community service projects in 27 countries.

Ford Global Week of Caring is the highlight of a year-round campaign to put Ford’s people power to work improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place. Nonprofit organizations in Europe and the Asia Pacific and Africa region shared more than $225,000 in grants to buy the tools, supplies and materials for their projects. Ford Motor Company Fund also contributed more than $90,000 to support U.S.-based activities.


Our Volunteers

Collected a total of 650 kg. of garbage at International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay of Patanemo near the Ford Venezuela plant.

Helped build a new library for the students of Koh Thom Primary School in Cambodia.

Repainted and cleaned up the Trankiidat Retirement Home in Guam.

Painted, planted trees, replaced broken tiles, repaired vehicles, installed safety equipment and entertained the residents at Kirtarsh Handicapped and Disabled Children’s Home in Malaysia.

Built a playpump to give children access to clean drinking water in South Africa.

Improved living conditions for the mentally challenged residents of the APASCOVI Foundation by performing building upkeep, site maintenance and support activities in Madrid and Valencia, Spain.