When an organization needs help, any assistance is good. Money, in-kind donations and the like.

But Chrysler Group is doing even more, and it's just another example of our commitment to Detroit.

Chrysler Group is a corporate partner with the student-run University of Michigan Detroit Partnership. For the group's 13th annual Detroit Partnership Day on March 31, Chrysler is contributing $4,000 in supplies AND 150 volunteers to help during the day-long effort.

"This is bigger than a commercial or a check," said Executive Director of The Detroit Partnership Cassie Basler. "This is a company whose people are rolling up their sleeves to work with others in the community, and ultimately help The Detroit Partnership create lasting and powerful relationships in the city."

Chrysler's 150 volunteers will join 1,500 U-M student volunteers at more than 30 sites throughout Detroit to demolish vacant homes, plant trees, and clean up parks and schools. Chrysler's volunteers will be at:

The day of service finishes at 3:30 p.m. when volunteers and Detroit community members rally in Stoepel Park, 14572 Auburn St., to reflect on their day of service. Speakers expected to include former University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr, spoken-word artist Walter Lacy and Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins.


Chrysler Group’s volunteer commitment for the 13th Annual Detroit Partnership Day on March 31 is just the latest example of its hands-on community commitment, like this one from 2011 when company volunteers packed more than 17,000 pounds of grapefruit at Forgotten Harvest in Detroit.