Graybar Electric Co., St. Louis, recently announced that it raised more than $144,000 for charities across the United States through its community platform, Graybar CARES. Over the past month, Graybar employees, customers and manufacturers raised funds in a friendly competition to benefit various charities, including the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, SouthSide Early Childhood Center in St. Louis, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, among others. Graybar’s Pittsburgh District took top honors in the competition by raising more than $18,000 for its charity.
These charitable efforts served as a preview to the company’s national training conference held in Phoenix last week. At the conference, employees and manufacturers competed in various teambuilding activities to win an additional $5,000 donation from the Graybar Foundation. Graybar’s California District won the competition and plans to designate the Foundation’s charitable gift to Homes for Our Troops.
“I am very proud of the impact we continue to make in the communities where we do business,” said Graybar Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen Mazzarella. “This was the most successful of our recent Graybar CARES events thanks to the overwhelming support of our employees, manufacturers and customers.”