The Gates Corporation Raised $160,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities®

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The automotive aftermarket leader surpassed initial fundraising goals with the success of its Building Blocks Program.

Gates Denver HQ Presents Check to Denver Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House

Left to right: Jenni Lucero, Pam Whittaker, Jack Ramsey, Amber Davies, Scott Howat, Ronald McDonald, Mark Tenney, Lisa Henkel, Bill Parkin

It is through the generosity of partners like The Gates Corporation that we are able to continue providing stability and vital resources to children in need.

The Automotive Aftermarket division of The Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, raised $160,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).

The Gates community came together to exceed initial fundraising goals through two different program components. Gates Building Blocks kits, that contained items to help build business at professional service centers in the US and Canada, were sold through Gates exclusive partners and a website was available for individual donations. In addition, Gates employees aided in the success of this program by volunteering their time.

“Every year, RMHC® helps nearly 9 million families, facing the weight of illness, stay together,” stated Pam Whitaker, Executive Director, Denver Ronald McDonald House. “It is through the generosity of partners like The Gates Corporation that we are able to continue providing stability and vital resources to children in need.”

The Gates Corporation considers giving back to the community one of its most important company goals and is proud to be an official partner of Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

For more information about The Gates Corporation, please contact Scott Howat at 303-744-4654.

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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