Wesco International celebrates 100 home builds with Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (June 29, 2023)Wesco International, the electrical, communications and utility distribution and supply chain services provider, recently celebrated the completion of 100 home build projects with Habitat for Humanity.

In honor of its 100th anniversary in June 2022 and the launch of Wesco Cares, its corporate philanthropy program, Wesco set a goal of completing 100 home builds with Habitat. Wesco employees participated in projects including new home construction, home repairs and rehab projects with local Habitat affiliates within communities where they work and reside.

“Wesco’s mission is to build, connect, power and protect our world, so our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a perfect fit as it encompasses all of these commitments. Over the course of this anniversary year, we’ve been able to engage with Habitat for Humanity globally, nationally and on a local level as we pursued our goal of 100 builds,” said John Engel, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our employees have embraced the hands-on opportunity to make a meaningful difference for families in the communities where we live and work.”

Wesco began its national partnership with Habitat in September 2022 with a $500,000 donation. During the partnership, the company’s work alongside Habitat has ranged from a community renovations project in São Paulo, Brazil, to a roof wind mitigation project in Orlando, Florida, as well as supporting projects in England, Mexico, and New Zealand. The company also served as Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity’s inaugural Regional Repair program sponsor, supporting a dozen home repairs this past year.

“Wesco has been a committed and valuable partner to Habitat this year,” said Tolli Love, chief development officer, Habitat for Humanity International. “Wesco has made an incredible impact on their local communities, and we are inspired by their dedication to serving families and helping them build a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. We are grateful for their support of our mission.”

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in south Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About Wesco

Wesco International builds, connects, powers and protects the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wesco is a Fortune 500 company with more than $21 billion in annual sales and a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Wesco offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of electrical and electronic solutions, communications and security solutions, and utility and broadband solutions. The company employs approximately 20,000 people, partners with the industry’s premier suppliers, and serves thousands of customers around the world. With millions of products, end-to-end supply chain services and leading digital capabilities, Wesco provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. Wesco operates approximately 800 branches, warehouses and sales offices in more than 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as the official hotel for the 2023 Chicago Auto Show.

Just a 5-minute indoor walk from the McCormick Place show floor, experience modern guestrooms and sweeping views of the Chicago Skyline. Overnight guests of the hotel will receive a 15% discount at our multiple on-site food and beverage outlets.

The negotiated rate for First Look for Charity, scheduled for Friday, February 10 is $143*. Internet and health club/pool access is included with the price of the room.

Vehicle Giveaway

One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the vehicle giveaway. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to 50 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Any attendee who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

This year, the giveaway vehicles are a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid or a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

[1] A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his/her picture for future publicity and promotion without compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and Social Security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he/she will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.