BenchPro™ is a combination of US Corporation and a Mexican manufacturing facility. We proudly offer a high level of community support to Tecate, Baja, where our plant and 225+ employees work in a highly ethical and supportive environment.
We are proud of our community envolvement, including:
1. In 2011 alone, we provided 2150 pairs of new, high quality shoes, along with backpacks, shirts, pants and jackets for the winter to under-privledged children through Mexican orphanages and Mexican Catholic nuns.
|Photo at Catholic orphanage: Kids prior to school starting showing new backpacks, new shoes and shirt. Backpacks include note pads, writing instruments, etc. Our production workers volunteer to distribute clothes and size shoes properly. Nun on the left and Rey, our community relations contact on the right. || ||Kids trying on shoes in orphanage playground. |
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2. We sponsor both a baseball and a fut-ball (soccer) team. Our soccer team took first place regionally this year, as did one of our ladies baseball team.
3. We support local government agencies, such as the border agencies, fire and police departments with contributions of new furniture.
Why? The people of Mexico currently have severe financial problems due to our drug consumption and the resulting drug wars. Their tourist trade has virtually dried up and a large percentage of foreign manufacturers have abandoned their facilities in the interest of safety, or just don't consider Mexico a safe enough place to start a business. We do not support any politicians or political party, nor do we support any form of bribery.
In addition, we will work with any individual or organization which requests assistance in supporting Mexican children's charities. We can give advice, and will provide cross-border transportation and distribution for any donations. We will accept cash donations with strict accountability, where specific instructions are offered and agreed upon for its charitable use.