Charity Week Check Presentation

2017 Allied Wire and Cable Annual Charity Week a Success


$50,000 Raised in Support of National Breast Cancer Foundation


Thanks to our valued, loyal and supportive customers, Allied Wire and Cable raised $42,000 during our 12th annual Allied Wire and Cable Charity Week. Along with a previous $5,000 donation and supplemental $3,000 donation, $50,000 was raised in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation

A portion of all orders placed during Allied Wire and Cable Charity Week, held from December 11 to 15, 2017, was set aside as fundraising money. Allied Wire and Cable forged a partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2017 and launched the multipronged "Allied Goes Pink" campaign in October 2017. The amount raised during the 2017 Allied Wire and Cable Charity Week set a fundraising record in the 12-year annual history of the initiative.

Allied Wire and Cable marked a major milestone in its 30-plus-year history on March 2, 2018, when owners Tim and Dan Flynn delivered a $50,000 check to National Breast Cancer Foundation representatives who flew from Texas, to company headquarters in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state Senator Bob Mensch, who received a Pink Ribbon Award for his Breast Density Notification Act, participated in the check presentation. In the aisles of a large conference room, 50-plus Allied Wire and Cable staff members, wearing special pink T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness, punctuated the ceremony with thunderous applause for the efforts of all involved in the "Allied Goes Pink" and Charity Week campaigns.

“I have to say one of the big thank-yous goes out … to the customers,” said Tim Flynn, Allied Wire and Cable CEO, during the check presentation. “They got so behind this cause. It was amazing support they showed us by more than doubling what we’ve [raised during Allied Wire and Cable’s annual Charity Week] in the past.”

Allied Wire and Cable Rode Energy of Breast Cancer Awareness Month through Charity Week


Allied Wire and Cable earmarked a $5,000 donation for National Breast Cancer Foundation in fall 2017 in launching its "Allied Goes Pink" campaign and then made the choice to “stay pink” beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month through its 12th annual Charity Week. The company raised a record-breaking Charity Week amount, $42,000, from December 11 to 15. During the check presentation, Dan Flynn pledged an additional $3,000 in support, bringing the total raised by Allied Wire and Cable to $50,000.

“I have to say one of the big thank-yous goes out … to the customers,” said Tim Flynn, Allied Wire and Cable CEO, during the check-presentation. “They got so behind this cause. It was amazing support they showed us by more than doubling what we’ve [raised during Allied Wire and Cable’s annual Charity Week] in the past.”

Allied Wire and Cable 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 and 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 and Cable. The company also supports charitable organizations throughout each year. In 2017, for example, Allied Wire and 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 and Cable has also collected gifts for children in need during the holidays to help Toy for Tots.

Charity Week, however, is when Allied Wire and 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 and 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 and Cable Committed to Raising Breast Cancer Awareness During 2017 Charity Week


Even though Breast Cancer Awareness Month wrapped up on Halloween, Allied Wire and Cable’s owners have chosen to “stay pink” through Charity Week in 2017 to help heighten breast cancer awareness. This fall, Allied Wire and 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 and 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 and 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.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Other Cancers in Focus


Allied Wire and Cable was committed during its 2017 Charity Week and beyond to supporting 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 and Cable Charity Week from 2012 to 2016


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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

The Humane Society of the United States

$9,214 donated

Make-A-Wish Foundation

$9,214 donated

2012

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