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Lear Brazil Partners with the United Way to Collect Books for Kids

Lear Brazil’s São Paulo office recently delivered more than 180 books collected over two weeks in a campaign to support the Centro de Ensino Integrado (CEI) Paulo and Admar. Located in the southern area of São Paulo, CEI serves 130 underprivileged children, ages one to four, who live in the surrounding community.

The effort began with the office’s desire to raise awareness and partner with the United Way of Brazil in the “I Make a Child Happy” campaign. Lear team members spent the day teaching and doing fun activities with the children.

“For me it was very gratifying to see the children of CEI Paulo and Admar smile because of our visit,” said Deise Flores Justo, financial analyst. “Lear Brazil must be congratulated for the initiative. I’m sure the difference towards major changes begins in small gestures like this one.”

“We saw the reality of this community in need and then came back with an idea of ‘I want to do more’, either how to help the kids or in improving the infrastructure of the nursery for their welfare,” added Luciana Fugita, HR analyst. “I loved the experience of giving back.”

A Pink October for Breast Cancer Awareness

Located approximately 120 km (75 miles) northeast of São Paulo, Lear Caçapava joined in the “Pink October” campaign to raise awareness for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

The plant’s Cut and Sew team members donated more than 100 scarves to the local Casa Garra e Esperança (Determination and Hope House). Established in 2005 to support cancer patients and their families, the organization provides easy access to laboratory tests, classes, crafts and basic food for those in need. They accept donations of items such as scarves and clothing in order to raise funds for their work.

Breast cancer is the most widespread form of cancer in women worldwide. In Brazil, more than 52,000 cases were reported in the past year alone according to the federal government. The estimated rate currently stands around 52 cases for every 100,000 women.

“I believe that such events with the community are essential to our own personal growth, as well helping those in need. In the end we win as well as our community,” said Emanuelle Sanchez, HR supervisor. “We would like to thank all the employees who participated, whether donating a scarf or wearing a pink ribbon in solidarity.”

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