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Published on 9/24/2013

Allied Wire & Cable Teams Up with BLOCS to Provide Scholarships to Philadelphia Students In Need

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Collegeville, PA, September, 2013 – Allied Wire & Cable, specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable, has joined forces with Philadelphia-area non-profit, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) to provide scholarships to students of local Catholic schools . With Allied’s donation of $250,000, BLOCS was able to award more than one hundred scholarships to students in need.

Back-to-school is a hectic time for most families, but for those struggling financially, this time of year can be far more stressful than it is for others. A good education is something that Allied Wire & Cable owners believe should be available to everyone, regardless of finances. That’s why Allied has teamed up with non-profit organization, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) to provide scholarships to students that would otherwise be unable to afford a private education at Pope John Paul II High School and other Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area.

With a total donation of $250,000 from the owners of Allied, BLOCs was able to award more than one hundred scholarships to students in need at Philadelphia area schools, including Pope John Paul II High School, Presentation BVM, Holy Rosary Regional, and St. Francis of Assisi.

At Pope John Paul II High School, where students received $150,000 of Allied Wire & Cable’s donation, the average student’s tuition and fees for activities such as afterschool sports add up to $7,000 – $10,000 per year. With the help of BLOCS and Allied’s generosity, students were awarded anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 to help cover these school expenses.

Started in 1980 by Philadelphia business leaders, BLOCS has assisted tens of thousands of families with children attending school through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The organization emphasizes the benefits of a high quality, values-based education, and raises millions of dollars every year to support student scholarships, urban school endowment funds, and best practices advising for Philadelphia schools.

Allied has made a two year commitment to the BLOCS program, and will be making another $250,000 donation next year. Tim Flynn, co-owner and President of Allied Wire and Cable was also offered a position on Pope John Paul II High School’s advisory board.

Of Allied’s work with BLOCS and Pope John Paul II High School, Flynn says, “We always try to do as much as we can to give back to our community, but with this year being Allied’s 25th anniversary, we wanted to do something really big. With BLOCS, we’ve been able to help over a hundred kids receive a good education at schools like Pope John Paul II. The stories we’ve heard about the students are very touching and it’s great to hear how we’re making a difference in their lives.”

Learn more about Allied Wire & Cable at http://www.awcwire.com and the BLOCS program at http://www.blocs.org.

About Allied Wire & Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire

Allied Wire & Cable is a family owned and operated specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable, celebrating its 25th year of business in 2013. Allied serves all major global markets, including government and military, as well as the aerospace, automotive, and telecommunications industries. AWC is dedicated to personalized service, and assigns an individual sales rep to each and every customer. Customization services such as cut and strip, custom print, dyeing, striping, twisting, and more are available, in addition to a full range of custom cable design and manufacturing services. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA, with stocking locations in Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Additional sales offices are located in New Hampshire and throughout the Southeastern United States. Allied is proud to serve customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.awcwire.com.

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