The Gates Corporation Has Partnered With Ronald McDonald House Charities® to Raise $150,000

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The automotive aftermarket leader will donate a portion of profits from a new auto repair shop business-building kit to the charity.

The Automotive Aftermarket division of the Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, is pleased to announce an official partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Through this partnership, Gates hopes to raise $150,000 for the charity by Dec.1, 2014.

The official partnership kicked off on August 1 with two main program components – the offering of a business-building kit that can be purchased through Gates suppliers and a website to collect individual donations. The Building Blocks Kit (#91053) includes a shop stool, retro metal sign, belt wear gauges, preventive maintenance collateral pieces, and $150 worth of rebates. Each kit, sold for $99, will generate a $20 donation to RMHC®. In addition, direct donations will be accepted at Gates employees will support the program by donating directly and volunteering their time.

Gates selected this extraordinary organization that keeps families together and helps kids heal based on the company tradition of helping children that started in the 1930s and continues today. Mrs. Gates recognized the tough times that affected Gates employees during the Depression and started a tradition to provide a gift for all employees’ children during the holiday season. This tradition to support families during times of need led to a natural fit with the charity.

“This program combines two of our most important goals as a company: building up businesses in the industry and giving back to our community,” said Jack Ramsey, Senior Vice President, North America Aftermarket. “It is very satisfying to see so many people coming together and benefitting from each other.”

For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Jennifer Lucero at 303.744.4729.


About The Gates Corporation
The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 58 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC) or like us on Facebook ( Global).

The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

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