The GM team has shown ingenuity, creativity and compassion in our responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to mobilizing our manufacturing capacity to aid response efforts, we’ve been actively engaged in our communities to help find solutions to new and compounding challenges, especially in education.
As teachers and students figure out a new way of learning with schools closed, GM contributed $1 million to the DonorsChoose Keep Kids Learning program. This program allowed teachers in schools serving low-income communities to apply for $1,000 credits to send basic resources like books, pencils, notebooks, food and cleaning supplies to students’ homes. In addition to this donation, we encouraged employees to send extra thanks to teachers with short video messages, which were shared with DonorsChoose teachers across the U.S.