Each year, Allied designates one week in December as Charity Week, during which a percentage of all sales is donated to charity. This year, Allied’s 6th Annual Charity Week ran from December 19th to the 23rd, and raised a total of $15,818.78.
To decide how these funds would be donated, Allied asked employees to nominate their favorite charities. Once nominations were in, customers voted online to decide which organization would receive the largest donation. Ultimately, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer was voted as the main beneficiary.
Allied employee, Stephanie Thomas has a special place in her heart for CureSearch, and nominated the organization. She explains in her nomination letter,“My son, Michael died from an ATRT when he was only 2 years old…The money CureSearch raises goes towards finding a cure for all kinds of childhood cancer so that no parent has to deal with the loss of a child.”
On January 19th, Allied presented representatives from CureSearch with a check for $13,318.78. This donation will not only help to fund important cancer research, but will also help CureSearch provide information and resources to the children and families affected by childhood cancer. CureSearch strives to create a supportive community, so that no family has to face the disease alone.
One of the ways CureSearch fosters this sense of community is through its CureSearch Walk event. These events are held across the country throughout the year, and are designed to gather and honor the children and families at the center of the CureSearch mission, and to raise money for its cause. Allied is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the Philadelphia CureSearch Walk on May 20, 2012.
However, the CureSearch event isn’t the only charitable walk Allied will play a role in this year. One of the runners-up in the Charity Week vote was Autism Speaks, nominated by Rebecca Mertens, an employee in Allied’s Wisconsin branch. Mertens will be walking in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event in Milwaukee on April 28. Allied is donating $1,000 to her walk team, to support autism research, awareness, and advocacy.
An additional $1,000 donation will be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the other runner-up in the Charity Week vote. Allied is proud to help in the fight against animal cruelty, and to support the goals of providing healthcare and safe, loving homes to all pets.
The MS Society and the American Diabetes Association, the final two organizations included in the vote, will each receive $250, so no charity is over-looked or forgotten.
About Allied Wire & Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire
Allied Wire & Cable (awcwire.com) is a family owned and operated wire and cable distributor and value added manufacturer. Allied services many of the largest industries in the country, including the government and the military, as well as the aerospace, automotive and telecommunications industries. Dedicated to providing the best and most personalized service possible, Allied offers customization services, including cut and strip, printing, dyeing, striping, twisting, and more, so that customers can get their wire and cable exactly the way they need it. Allied also assigns individual sales reps to customers, providing a single point of contact to guide them through the cable buying process. Headquartered in Collegeville, PA, Allied has offices in Florida, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, along with several warehouses across the country. In November 2010, Allied opened its newest stocking facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.