At the CCIF Cars & Technology Showcase, Leanne Jefferies, Director, Collision Programs at AIA Canada announced the new Haiti Arise Corporate Sponsorship Program.
She spoke briefly about the success of the “build a brick” campaign – raising over $30,000 to date. She also explained that we need to raise a one-time donation of $200,000 to get our autobody classroom and shop constructed in Haiti. Once this building is up, our project can move to the next level and become self-sustaining. Corporate sponsors of the program will be recognized at CCIF meetings throughout the rest of the year. She introduced Terry Allen, CEO of Speedy Collision, to say a few words and kick off the corporate sponsorship program with a cheque for $10,000 from Speedy Collision and Sherwin-Williams.
He encouraged other companies to join in and help make the project a reality. “It’s very rare to have the opportunity to make such a big positive impact on others, so we are excited to be a part of this project, working together with the entire industry to help others where it is so desperately needed.”