The coronavirus pandemic could not stop us from contributing to the fun of Halloween for our neighbors on the east side of Detroit, while following safety precautions. For the City of Detroit’s annual Halloween event, FCA donated more than 40,000 pieces of prepackaged candy. The Mack Assembly Plant also created treat slides (decorated pvc tubes) to help police officers at the Detroit Police Department’s 5th District, located across from the plant, safely distribute treats to neighborhood children.
Along with the candy, we donated 50,000 face masks to help promote a safe and healthy city going into the holiday season. The drive-through event welcomed community members in the parking lot of the 5th Precinct where they received the treats and face masks using strict social distancing protocols. We also donated candy and face masks to the Salvation Army, Destined for Greatness, Riverbend Neighborhood Association, Akelbu-lan Village and Friends of Parkside to help their organizations celebrate Halloween.
“It’s important that we do what we can to help bring joy to those in our community, while making sure they have the tools needed to stay healthy during the COVID crisis. We were glad to help Detroiters enjoy this year’s Halloween in a safe environment,” said Ron Stallworth, external affairs lead for Wayne County at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
This marks our second consecutive year partnering with the Detroit Police Department on Halloween activities. We plan to continue the alliance in the coming years, so those in the community are assured of a safe and family-friendly activity on a day filled with fun.