Philadelphia, PA – July 2013 – Allied Wire & Cable, specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable, put a summertime spin on one of its favorite holiday traditions with a Christmas in July Charity Week. The event was held as part of Allied’s 25th anniversary celebrations and, with the help of customers, raised $9,148.06 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Charity Week has become a much-loved tradition for the Allied Wire & Cable family. Each December, one week is designated as Charity Week, during which a percentage of all sales is donated to non-profits chosen by Allied employees and customers. The event is usually reserved for the holiday season, but because Allied is in the middle of its full year of 25th anniversary celebrations, the company decided that “Christmas in July” was a perfect time to incorporate an additional Charity Week event.
From July 15 – 19, a portion of all new orders set to ship by September 1, 2013 went to a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
As a family owned and operated company that prides itself on a motto of “common sense, not dollars and cents,” Allied makes giving back to the community a priority. Allied Wire & Cable has a long history with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thanks to charitable events over the years, has been able to help fund wishes for trips to Disney World, a trip to baseball camp, a trip to Florida to meet the Philadelphia Phillies at Spring Training, a wish to have a new computer, and a wish to have a therapy pool installed, among others.
With the help of its customers, Allied Wire & Cable raised $9,148.06 for Make-A-Wish during its Christmas in July Charity Week. On July 31, representatives from Make-A-Wish Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley, Dennis Heron, President & CEO, and Karen Traten, Director of Partnerships & Communications, visited Allied Wire & Cable headquarters in Collegeville, PA for an official check presentation. During the presentation, Tim Flynn, co-owner of Allied said, “We are so proud to give back to such a worthy cause and we’re honored to be a part of the work that the Make-A-Wish Foundation does for children and their families.”
Allied looks forward to continuing its Charity Week tradition with its 8th Annual Charity Week in December.
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.