C&L Ward is committed to the communities in which it serves. We are active in several Chamber of Commerce divisions and help several different Non-Profit Organizations throughout the year. With internal programs, our employees give back and raise money for food & coat drives, Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as a fundraiser at our Company Picnic. We have outreach programs in which we donate time and resources, such as our Shingles for Shelter program, to those in need in our community.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Each year during October, C&L Ward employees participate in numerous activities to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Some of these fundraising efforts include: themed t-shirt sales for the cause, in-office bake sales, a month-long competition called Penny Wars, 50/50 raffles, popcorn sales and pizza lunches.
In 2017, we added the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. We had been asked by the American Cancer Society to have one of our male associates participate as our community representative. We had multiple employees volunteer, so we actually had a team of several people wearing pink and getting pledges throughout the month of October. Click here to donate.
Stuff the Truck
Each year, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we hold an event to ‘Stuff a Truck’ for those most in need. The goal is to fill one or more of the C&L Ward’s trucks with non-perishable canned goods and other food, toiletries, warm clothing, blankets and household items. Monetary donations are accepted, as well. The donations from our employees and members of the community is then given to our friends at Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties.
2017 Total pounds of food and essential items collected: 2,899
2016 Total pounds of food and essential items collected: 2,653
2015 Total pounds of food and essential items collected: 1,482
2014 Total pounds of food and essential items collected: 415
Shingles for Shelter
C&L Ward gives the gift of shelter during the holiday season. We give away a free installed asphalt roof to a homeowner who has fallen on hard times and cannot afford to replace a failing roof. ABC Supply Co. inc. and Metro Sanitation have partnered with us to donate all of the shingles for the new roof and the dumpster for the installation. Click here to view our Entry Form.