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Local Charities Receive Help From AutoCom Associates

Published 12-23-03

Submitted by AutoCom Associates

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--AutoCom Associates, a public relations firm, contributed more than $25,000 to Detroit-area charities and civic organizations on behalf of its clients during the past year.

"Rather than send out holiday gifts, AutoCom annually donates time and money to a variety of charities," said Larry Weis, president of AutoCom. "Over the past five years we've contributed more than $100,000 to worthwhile Detroit-area charities and plan to continue that tradition in the years to come."

Charities and civic groups receiving AutoCom's support include:

  • The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The association's main goal is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by it.
  • The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra provides an opportunity for the community and surrounding area to experience quality performances. They strive to cultivate interest in the musical arts.
  • The Hilberry Theatre, on the campus of Wayne State University, is Detroit's oldest non-commercial theatre.
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. The foundation provides emotional support to hundreds of children each year, offering them reprieve from their day-to-day struggles.
  • The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC), open to the public at the Detroit Public Library, is the world's largest collection of automotive documents and information, serving automotive historians, scholars, journalists and collectors.
  • Pheasant Ring Community is a non-profit organization that helps young adults with autism by providing housing, respite care and funding for research.
  • The Women's Committee for Hospice Care is a non-profit health organization offering financial support to area hospices for quality patient care, education and community awareness.
Weis noted that AutoCom also contributes to a variety of other organizations including: Detroit-area children's charities, the Shaw Festival (Niagara On-the-Lake, Ontario), the Stratford Festival (Stratford, Ontario) and the University Musical Society (Ann Arbor, MI).

AutoCom's clients include: Alcan Automotive, the Automotive Industry Action Group, Behr America, dSPACE, Gage Products Company, Grammer Automotive, GKN Driveline, Hella North America, MANN+HUMMEL, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Safford and Baker and TI Automotive.

The firm is a member of the International Public Relations Network (IPRN), a global association of 41 independent public relations agencies with more than 500 employees and nearly $400 million in annual billings.

Additional information about AutoCom is on the Internet at http://www.usautocom.com.

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