Allied Wire & Cable’s Annual Charity Week

December is the time of year where lingering feelings of giving thanks hold on from the feast the week or so earlier (in the US at least) and the Christmas spirit grabs on as well. The holidays aren’t really about receiving…they’re about the joy of giving. It is during this time of year that Allied holds its annual Charity Week. We select a week, usually the week before Christmas, to set aside a percentage of sales to donate to a particular charity.

In past years, we chose to give to an employee stricken with cancer and The Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity we’ve supported for a long time due to their worthy cause of granting wishes to seriously ill children. But this year, we changed it up a bit – Because YOUR orders supply the donation, we wanted YOU to choose the charity! And what do you know, they picked Make-A-Wish too! We included other well-deserving charities to pick from in our poll: American Farmland Trust, ASPCA, Autism Speaks, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Meals on Wheels Association of America and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In the true spirit of the holidays, no one is left out. Each of these charities will receive a $250 donation as well.

Charity isn’t always just donating money, but it can sometimes be just as simple: donating a toy or food or time. Our family here at Allied understands this, and has taken the time to donate food to the Food Pantry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Phoenixville, PA, send holiday care packages to our troops overseas, wrap gifts for the Angel Tree at Manna On Main Street in Lansdale, PA and help out with odd jobs at Mom’s House, also in Phoenixville, PA.

As the trees and decorations go up around you, take a moment to think about what you and your business can do to give back. Every little bit helps, especially during the difficult economic times we find ourselves in. Be proud of it and tell the world what you did; give other people the idea and maybe it’ll spread.

Thank you to everyone that has made it possible for us to do our share of giving back this year: to our customers and our employees that donate their money and their time to help others. And Thank You in advance to everyone that participates in this year’s Charity Week. If you’ve got a need for some wire and cable, think about placing that order the week of the 14th. Sometime soon a little boy or girl will be thankful for it as their wish is granted.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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