2017 Allied Wire & Cable Annual Charity Week a Success

Thanks to our valued, loyal and supportive customers, Allied Wire & Cable raised $42,000 during our 12th annual Allied Wire & Cable Charity Week. Along with a previous donation, $47,000 was raised in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation. A portion of all orders placed during Allied Wire & Cable Charity Week, held from December 11 to 15, 2017, was donated. Allied Wire & Cable forged a partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2017 and launched the multi-pronged Allied Goes Pink campaign in October. The amount raised during the 2017 Allied Wire & Cable Charity Week set a fundraising record in the 12-year annual history of the initiative.

Allied Wire & Cable's mission as part of AWCares, its philanthropic vision, is to support local and national charities that advocate powerful causes such as breast cancer awareness. Since 2006, Allied Wire & Cable has supported during Charity Week many organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, Autism Speaks, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pets for Vets and the YMCA.


Giving Back During Charity Week a Longstanding Tradition


Giving back to our local and national communities has long been an important privilege at Allied Wire & Cable. The company also supports charitable organizations throughout each year. In 2017, for example, Allied Wire & Cable supported the American Red Cross' disaster-relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey with a $10,000 donation. In recent years, Allied Wire & Cable has also collected gifts for children in need during the holidays to help Toy for Tots.

Charity Week, however, is when Allied Wire & Cable shines a bright light on its philanthropic vision. During Charity Week, the company donates a percentage of all sales of its wire and cable products to a single or multiple deserving charities. Charity Week has grown to become beloved tradition for the entire Allied Wire & Cable family, comprising our employees and customers. Together, we work to make Charity Week donations possible and have done tremendous good for many organizations and all the children, women and men who benefit from their services. Together, we've raised more than $160,000 during all our Charity Weeks.


Allied Wire & Cable Committed to Raising Breast Cancer Awareness During 2017 Charity Week


Even though Breast Cancer Awareness Month wrapped up on Halloween, Allied Wire & Cable's owners chose for the company to "stay pink" through Charity Week in 2017 to help heighten breast cancer awareness. This fall, Allied Wire & Cable team members received special pink T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness. A hundred staff members wore these tees and formed a breast cancer awareness ribbon at our Collegeville, Pennsylvania, headquarters. Many employees expressed in a video series, broadcast on YouTube and other social media platforms, why they're wearing pink.



Allied Wire & Cable also began using pink reels in its 12x9x5x1.5-inch reel size, one of our most commonly used reel sizes. Nicknamed "Betty" and attracting the eye, this pink reel is three times sturdier than its traditionally colored counterpart. Allied Wire & Cable executives believe the pink reels our company ships around the world from our U.S. locations will not only signify our company's partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation but create amplified breast cancer awareness.

Allied Wire & Cable committed with its Allied Goes Pink and Charity Week Campaigns to support all those impacted by breast cancer with the goal of saving lives. Breast cancer is one of the top health crises women face in the United States and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation. One in eight women are affected by breast cancer during her lifetime, and a quarter-million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 die of this disease annually. 

Although breast cancer is much rarer in men compared with women, 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer and 440 die of this disease every year. About 3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

List of Organizations That Have Benefited from Allied Wire & Cable Charity Week from 2012 to 2016



K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.

$20,000 contributed



American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes as well as fighting for those who are affected by diabetes.

$4,551 contributed


Marguerite's Place

The goal of Marguerite's place is to provide women in crisis with housing and childcare services, as well as give them access to life skills training and counseling.

$4,551 contributed


Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets is an organization whose mission is to pair shelter dogs with returning war veterans, seeing this pairing as a reciprocal exchange that benefits both the veteran and the animal.

$4,551 contributed


Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has locations all over the country that provide healthcare to children in need, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

$4,551 contributed


Total of $18,204.25 distributed



The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society is dedicated to the well-being of animals of all kinds - domestic animals and wildlife, giving them a second chance at happy, healthy lives.

$9,072 donated


Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.

$9,072 donated



The Humane Society of the United States

$9,214 donated


Make-A-Wish Foundation

$9,214 donated



American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping people who face cancer by supporting research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

$15,419 donated


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide, focusing on getting pets out of shelters and keeping them in homes.

$1,000 donated


Make-A-Wish Foundation

$1,000 donated