Gates Corporation Partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities to Raise $150,000

DENVER, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Automotive Aftermarket division of Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announces its 2017 Building Blocks Program to fundraise $150,000 for families with sick children to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities(®) (RMHC(®)).

Gates will reach the fundraising goal through a combination of donated proceeds from a new business building kit, individual donations, and employee fundraising activities. Gates Building Blocks Business Kit (#91059) includes a floor mat, vintage metal sign, marketing materials, and $100 worth of rebates. Each kit, sold for $99, will generate a $25 donation to RMHC. Individual donations will be accepted at Gates employees will support the effort by participating in various company fundraising events across its U.S. locations.

Gates continues its fundraising efforts from its 2014 Building Blocks Program in which the company raised $160,000 for RMHC. Gates supports the Charity because of its work to help keep families facing the weight of illness stay close to each other and to the care and resources they need. Gates' dedication to community service is a long-standing company tradition since its founding in 1911.

"We are thrilled to be continuing our fundraising efforts for RMHC," said Jack Ramsey, Senior Vice President, North America Aftermarket. "That we are able to contribute to business building in the industry and give back to the community at the same time is a huge win-win for Gates."

To learn more about the program, visit For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Jessica Lindner at 303-744-5306.

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid transfer products. Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is high relative to the cost of our products. We provide a differentiated value proposition to our customers by offering a broad portfolio of premium product and service solutions for both replacement and first-fit applications across our targeted end markets, which encompass a wide variety of industrial applications and automotive solutions. Gates products are recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, and solutions, while fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 13,000 people across 100 locations in 30 countries.

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities(®)
Ronald McDonald House Charities(®) (RMHC(®)), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of nearly 290 Chapters in more than 64 countries and regions and its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House(®), the Ronald McDonald Family Room(®) and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, RMHC keeps families with sick children close to each other and the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children's care. For more information, visit

The Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House and RMHC trademarks are owned by McDonald's Corporation.

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