Giving back to our communities is an essential part of who we are. Every year, we are humbled by our employees’ generosity. Their charitable works range from mentoring and education to hosting toy drives and donating food and personal care items to those in need.
Many of our branches support local groups and causes that matter to them. Their acts of kindness have included donating stuffed animals to pediatric hospital patients, supporting domestic violence shelters, and helping the Operation Turkey program provide Thanksgiving turkeys to the less fortunate.
Our Business Resource Groups dedicate much of their time to giving back. Some of their projects have involved fundraising in support of our troops, global food banks, helping to build homes through Habitat For Humanity and packing lunches for the homeless and making fleece blankets for former and current military members.
Wesco also sponsors a number of programs to assist children, youth and families, including Urban Impact, a non-profit based in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood. Over the years, this organization has helped countless local residents through athletic, art, and education programs.
We recognize many of these efforts internally and on our social media sites. It’s important that we recognize the charitable work of our employees and inspire others to follow suit.
Giving back to our communities is an essential part of who we are. Our Wesco Cares program enables corporate giving, employee volunteering, and employee gift matching. Every Wesco employee is encouraged to take a paid day off each year to volunteer with the organization of their choice, either as a team or on their own. We are humbled by our employees’ generosity and a proud partner to several organizations whose missions address affordable housing, humanitarian aid, education, poverty, and health needs around the world.
Wesco In the Community
Wesco and VOLT, our Veteran business resource group, recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity renovation in Chicago to repair a donated house for a Veteran family.
Security 101’s Annual Gift of Security
As a sponsor of Security 101’s Annual Gift of Security, Wesco awarded Okizu, a nonprofit organization supporting families with childhood cancer, with a surveillance system to increase safety. Okizu is in the process of rebuilding its Camp Okizu summer camp facility lost in the 2020 California wildfires.
Breast Cancer Partnership Raised Over $11,000
The Wesco Women’s Impact Network partnered with The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation to hold a month-long fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research. Our network raised over $11,000 with donations from over 100 employees across our businesses and geographies.