AWC's Charity Week Helps Grant Children's Wishes

Top Quote Allied Wire & Cable is proud to announce the results of their 4th Annual Charity Week. This year, AWC's customers raised a total of $12,808.64. During Charity Week, which ran from December 13-17, a percentage of all sales is donated to a diverse selection of charities, including Make-a-Wish, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Meals on Wheels, the ASPCA, and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2011 - Allied Wire & Cable's customers raised a total of $12,808.64 during their Fourth Annual Charity Week which ran from December 13th to 17th. The company asks customers to vote for a charity to receive a large donation, while other selected charities receive smaller contributions. For the second year in a row, the Make-a-Wish Foundation was voted as the main beneficiary.

    On January 6, Dennis Heron, President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia & the Susquehanna Valley, and Karen Traten, Director of Development, visited Allied Wire & Cable's Collegeville Headquarters to accept a check for $11,808.64. This is the second year in a row that the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been the main beneficiary of Allied's Charity Week.

    The Charity Week tradition began four years ago and is now held during the holiday season every year. During the week designated as Charity Week, one percent of all sales is donated to charitable organizations. Because the amount of the donations is up to the customers and their orders, they are asked to play an active role in the charity selection, voting for the organization of their choice in an online poll. While the results were close, Make-A-Wish came out on top of the vote for the second year in a row, giving them the majority of the proceeds.

    Over the course of the Fourth Annual Charity Week, which ran from December 13th to December 17th this year, a total of $12, 808.64 was raised. That money benefitted a diverse selection of local and national charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as the ASPCA, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Meals on Wheels Association of America, which each received a check for $250.00.

    This year's big donation will help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. These wishes can cost upward of $7,000 each and range from asking for a new laptop to wishing for a family vacation to Disney World. The work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation gives hope and joy to families who truly need it.

    As a family-owned and operated company, Allied has always put people first and made giving back to the community a priority. AWC is proud to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and looks forward to maintaining a close relationship with the charity in the future.

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