SOURCE: Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics

August 01, 2011 12:17 ET

Allied Electronics Donates School Supplies to Battered Women's Foundation

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - Allied Electronics held its fourth annual school supply drive for the Battered Women's Foundation (BWF) from July 18-25, 2011. Approximately $1,500 worth of school supplies and monetary donations were collected from employees and one Allied supplier -- Performance Reps, LLP -- who donated $200 toward the cause. Several hundred children served at BWF are in need of school supplies, which are typically not included in family budgets.

"Because of Allied's generosity, each of our children will begin school with a new backpack full of brand new school supplies," says Linda Pavona, executive assistant at the North Richland Hills BWF location. "This makes an enormous, positive impact on a child's morale and self-esteem. The supplies donated from Allied are very much appreciated."

Allied's employee council, responsible for corporate community outreach, selected the drive as one of several community outreach projects for the year. Employee council member Denise Wacker headed up the project for the third year in a row.

"I like to help because of everything the kids are going through," says Wacker. "Knowing that I have helped, even a little, gives me tremendous satisfaction because I have made a difference in the lives of the children."

More than 650 items were donated by employees. Top donated supplies include 95 packages of glue sticks, 81 spiral notebooks, 65 bottles of glue, 51 packages of notebook paper, 48 boxes of crayons and 43 zippered bags.

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), is a distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer (m/f/v/d) committed to diversity, Allied employs more than 750 people in its Fort Worth corporate office and 50-plus sales offices across the United States and Canada. Due to increased sales and various open positions, Allied is recruiting high-energy individuals who enjoy working hard and being a part of a successful team. www.alliedelec.com

About Battered Women's Shelter
The BWF, an independent non-profit agency operating in the state of Texas, provides long-term assistance to women attempting to break the cycle of abuse and hopelessness. In addition to providing counseling and emergency food, clothing and shelter, the BWF offers a two-year program in which clients receive assistance with permanent housing, education, child-care, transportation, job search skills, food, clothing, medical care and rebuilding their self-esteem. www.bwf1.com

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