Giving back to our communities is an essential part of who we are. That commitment is the inspiration behind Wesco Cares. This corporate philanthropic program allows Wesco to make a positive and lasting impact within the communities where our employees work and reside.
Wesco Cares Initiatives
Corporate giving in support of organizations whose missions address affordable housing and humanitarian aid
Employee volunteering with all employees receiving eight hours of paid volunteer time off per year
Employee gift matching of donations up to $1,000 per employee per year
Employee assistance providing one-time grants to employees suffering catastrophic loss to help them get back on their feet
Every year, we are humbled by our employees’ generosity. 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.
We’re grateful for the charitable work of our team members and hope to inspire others to follow suit.
Business Resource Groups
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, packing lunches for the homeless, and making fleece blankets for former and current military members.
Wesco In the Community
Along with our centennial celebration, Wesco Cares set the ambitious goal of 100 builds across the globe with Habitat for Humanity. Our team members are participating in new home builds and home renovations for families around the world.
Wesco and VOLT, our Veteran business resource group, recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity renovation in Chicago to repair a house for a Veteran family.
To support Hurricane Laura recovery efforts in 2020, Wesco employees came together to provide ongoing support following one of the strongest storms to hit Louisiana in 150 years, which caused over half a million buildings to lose power. The combined efforts of Wesco enabled us to help replace the distribution and transmission equipment that was either damaged or destroyed, including over 10,000 poles, 2,700 transformers and approximately 1,600 transmission structures. Wesco provided product and transmission laydown yard services and coordination to help rebuild the networks.