GM donates $20,000 to Saginaw non-profits

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SAGINAW (WJRT) - (08/22/17) - Just a week after announcing a major investment into STEM learning in Flint, General Motors has presented Saginaw non-profits with a similar grant.

The General Motors Foundation is donating $20,000 to the Saginaw YMCA, First Ward Community Center, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance STEM Impact Initiative and the United Way of Saginaw County.

The goal is to support the Lexia Learning Program in Saginaw. It's a video game-type interface that helps kids learn to read.

GM says this is all to build stronger communities where it does business.

"It means a ton, we are so appreciative for a community that supports us and allows us to do the things we can do to really make sure that our kids that are here in Saginaw will be ready to grow into the future generation of Saginaw,” said Kayla Petz, community impact coordinator for United Way.

This year, the GM Foundation says it plans to invest more than $2 million in 45 cities where GM employees live and work.

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