Chadwell Supply Cares
The mission of Chadwell Cares is to celebrate the efforts and extraordinary dedication of our employees by supporting opportunities to give while living out shared values in the communities we serve.
We support and partner with local and national non-profit organizations. We especially invite you to find out more below and visit our three primary partners at a national level to connect with Apartment Life, Hatching Hope, and Move for Hunger.
The missions and work of these great not-for-profit organizations support and work primarily with multifamily professionals and the communities they serve.
Updates from Chadwell Cares
Spikes for Tykes 2024 Presented by Chadwell Supply
We are so excited to dive into the action with the Bay Area Apartment Association to serve up support for the Children's Home Network. Join us for a smashing good time as we spike for a cause that truly matters on February 16, 2024!
Walking Together: Our Support for Suicide Prevention
We were honored to take part in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, an event close to our hearts in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Chadwell Supply Family joined hands with the community to walk, share stories, and raise funds for this vital cause.
Thank you to everyone who participated, supported, and contributed. Together, we're making strides towards a world where mental health is openly discussed, understood, and supported.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Chadwell Supply employees supported the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer again this year with a final donation of $19,900. In addition to the corporate donation, this included 100% of the proceeds from sales of this year’s Chadwell Cares polo with matching funds to those sales provided by our friends at Whirlpool.
Like all companies, our Chadwell Supply family and the families that make up our branch locations and corporate teams have all been affected by the pain, stress, and devastation of cancer. Most recently, we mourned the loss of Cyndi, Assistant Branch Manager in Richmond. In her honor and in memory of so many others, we are proud to support the important work of the American Cancer Society. Donations to the mission and work of ACS help them support research as they also serve patients, survivors, and their families across the country. Visit cancer.org to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s services, programs, and events like Making Strides.
Responding to the Maui Wildfires
Chadwell Supply is proud to support the heroic efforts of people working tirelessly to help communities devastated by the deadly Hawaii wildfires. This disaster has claimed more than 100 lives, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than 100 years. Many who survived were left without food, water, shelter, and other essentials. Thankfully, there are many skilled volunteers ready, willing, and able to provide those necessities and meet the spiritual and emotional needs of those left hurting.
The scope of the devastation in Hawaii is vast and feels overwhelming. No single organization can meet all the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. That’s why Chadwell Supply has chosen to invest in the good work being done by three outstanding organizations. We’re grateful for their incredible efforts alleviating suffering, bringing families back together, and helping people heal.
Tampa-based nonprofit Project Dynamo is an incredible veteran-led organization that helps people impacted by natural disasters and political unrest around the world. After hearing about the devastation caused by the tragic wildfires in Hawaii, Project Dynamo founder, Bryan Stern, and a team of volunteers flew to the islands to help people struggling to recover and reconnect with loved ones.
They loaded supplies and conducted helicopters drops of humanitarian aid to more remote or difficult to reach areas. With road conditions changing daily, Stern’s team proved an invaluable asset to aid workers delivering food, medical supplies, and other necessities, as well as to the teams conducting search efforts.
Project Dynamo volunteers have also been hard at work helping worried people on the island and around the world find and connect with loved ones. Anyone affected by the fires still trying to reach a family member is encouraged to request a search through Project Dynamo’s website.
Hundreds of people are still missing and many more have lost everything but their lives. You can donate to Project Dynamo to help them meet immediate needs, make connections, and provide comfort.
American Red Cross of Hawaii
Another organization on the ground responding to immediate needs and helping people rebuild their lives after these deadly wildfires is the Red Cross. Hundreds of Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are working with partners to help as many people as possible as fast as possible. They are…
- Moving relief supplies to the areas of Maui most affected by the fires.
- Keeping 11 shelter facilities up and running, providing more than 4,000 shelter stays and counting.
- Distributing more than 25,000 meals and snacks.
- Helping people get and stay connected with free Wi-Fi.
In addition to meeting the immediate needs of good food, clean water, and safe housing, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers have processed more than 1,300 welfare requests, helping families locate missing loved ones. Volunteers have also come together to offer spiritual and emotional care for those who need it, offering counsel and comfort in the face of unimaginable tragedy and loss.
Nearly all the funding the Red Cross uses to help people in need after a disaster is provided by corporate and individual donations. Volunteers say that work is just beginning. Their teams will be here for months helping people put their lives back together.
To support these efforts, visit RedCross.org/Hawaii.
Matthew 25: Ministries
The mission of Matthew 25: Ministries is to “fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 by providing nutritional food, clean water, shelter, clothing, medical care, and humanitarian supplies.” The organization exists to “Be a place where all people can come together and work toward a common goal of helping those in need.”
Matthew 25 Ministries CEO Tim Mettey defines their mission even more succinctly: “We help people.”
The group also works to “educate the public on the conditions of people in need around the world and provides resources for people to take action to meet specific needs.” When they saw the horrific images of communities destroyed by the wildfires in Hawaii, “take action” is exactly what Tim and his team did. They…
- Shipped essential supplies to impacted areas of Maui.
- Dispatched their Disaster Response Team to assist with distribution of much-needed aid.
- Assisted teams already on the ground respond to ongoing needs.
“The devastation is heartbreaking… Everyone who has been affected will have a long and challenging recovery. We are grateful to our corporate product donors, financial donors, and volunteers who make it possible for us to help during times of need…” Mettey said.
If you can support their efforts helping Hawaii’s people recover from this tragedy, please visit M25M.org.
National Christian Foundation
It is often difficult to know how best to help people affected by tragedies and suffering loss - especially when the devastation is so far from home. Unfortunately, stories of fraud and misuse of well-intentioned donations is something we've all witnessed and it makes it hard to know how to donate and feel confident that your resources are reaching those who need help.
NCF is a wonderful organization that facilitates giving to some of the most responsible, and impactful organizations from Samaritans Purse to YWAM and so many more. NCF supports more than 90,000 charities and churches world wide.
If you're still unsure how to help, take a look at this list of organizations working on the ground to help residents in Maui.
Working Hard, Having Fun, and Helping Kids with onBikes
Tampa Operations and Corporate department teams participated in onBikes events again this year. We look forward to these fun opportunities to build bikes, store bikes, deliver bikes... and celebrating with onBikes during the holidays!
We're proud to partner with the awesome team and amazing volunteers at onBikes as they help restore the self-confidence, health, and overall well-being of at-risk kids in Tampa Bay.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
October 31, 2022
Chadwell Supply employees partnered with Chadwell Cares for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month to participate in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Teams including more than 50 employees raised more than $9,000 (including a match from Chadwell Cares) for events in five cities: Baltimore, Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, and Tampa.
Thanks to all who participated and supported. Learn more about Making Strides and make plans to join us next October!
Pictured below: our Richmond and Tampa walk teams.
Partnering with our Hatching Hope Friends in Central and Southeast Florida
October 17, 2022
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida as a record-breaking, very large Category 4 hurricane. Ian left many communities devastated and thousands of residents stranded or displaced. Immediately following the storm, rescue efforts began in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, as well as in parts of Orlando and central Florida. The damage extended to the West Coast and then into parts of the Carolinas as well and many counties, neighborhoods, and multifamily communities across the state will have a long recovery ahead.
To aid in the rescue and disaster relief efforts, Chadwell Supply has connected with partner organizations to provide supplies and ground help to those whose communities were devastated by the storm.
Immediately following the storm, Project Dynamo began rescue efforts in the Sanibel, Florida area. Chadwell Supply’s own Bryon Wheeldon, along with a brave team of veterans, aided in the ground rescue efforts to evacuate stranded residents. See more about Project Dynamo's efforts below.
As we work to prepare a new branch location in Orlando (set to open by the end of 2022), we were happy to offer our newly expanded warehouse there as a staging area for Hatching Hope relief efforts. Our Central Florida team partnered with their volunteers to load trucks with hurricane relief supplies that were then delivered to multifamily communities in Central Florida and, from there, south to the hard-hit Fort Myers area.
Unfortunately, this is not the only time we have worked with Hatching Hope in hurricane relief efforts. We know the tremendous work that they do and we're honored to partner with them when our multifamily industry needs them most. We will continue to support their fundraising and relief efforts so that Hatching Hope may continue aiding in the journey to rebuilding Southwest Florida.
You can join us by donating to Hatching Hope HERE.
Our Chadwell Supply family continues to pray for the communities that were impacted by this storm as they embark on the journey to rebuild, as well as for the families who lost their loved ones during the storm.
Our Thanks to Project Dynamo after Hurricane Ian
October 4, 2022
After the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian to the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Sanibel areas of Florida, Project Dynamo was among the first on the ground to help rescue and evacuate stranded residents. Chadwell Supply’s own Bryon Wheeldon was part of this brave crew of veterans who selflessly forged into the floodwaters to help elderly, disabled, and frightened residents trapped on Sanibel Island. In this video, we get a glimpse of what they faced and the people they were able to help.
Following a hard weekend battling such devastation, a few of our Tampa sales team were honored to accompany some of the Project Dynamo team to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. While so many throughout the state of Florida and where Ian struck in the Carolinas have sprung into action to render aid to so many devastated people, it was our honor to thank these amazing veterans in this small way.
Kids on Bikes Go Places Thanks to onBikes
December 14, 2021
The Tampa Branch and Corporate Office were excited to partner with onbikes again this year for their Bike Build and Winter Wonder Ride events. onbikes is a Tampa-based non-profit organization that was formed in 2011 to raise funds so at-risk kids could receive their very first bike.
Our team joined other Tampa companies to build hundreds of bikes on December 3 and then celebrated with our onbikes friends at the 2021 Winter Wonder Ride event on December 10. Finally, on December 17, the main delivery day, our trucks will help deliver bikes to local elementary schools as we go Caroling with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
We're proud of the work that onbikes does every holiday season and throughout the year. It is an honor to be able to help them restore the self-confidence, health, and overall well-being of at-risk kids in Tampa Bay.
Shark Week Food Drive with Move For Hunger
August 1, 2021
Chadwell Supply's employees joined our friends at Move for Hunger for the annual Shark Week Food Drive event. Tuna is one of the most requested items by food banks because of its high protein content. Our sixteen local warehouses collected tuna and other non-perishable food items to be donated to local food banks.
Our great friends at SharkBite Plumbing Products generously matched the 1000 pounds of food donated by employees with a $1,000 donation to Move for Hunger.
This friendly competition between our branches was won by the San Antonio branch with the most food donated (by weight per person). Way to go Team San Antonio! And a big thanks to all our employees and, especially, to Shark Bite.
Tampa Team Volunteer Project with Hillsborough County Public Schools
December 16, 2020
Chadwell Supply's Tampa team was invited to work with the local Hillsborough County Schools' Nutrition Days to provide basic grocery items for students' families during the Winter holidays.
Volunteer teams spent three days facilitating this pick-up event where thousands of local families picked up staples like canned fruit, shelf-stable milk, frozen breakfast items, yogurt, and bread.
We thank the coordinators at HCPS for giving us this fun opportunity to serve our community during this holiday season.
Christmas Toy Drive in Kansas City
December 14, 2020
Territory Sales Manager, Jon Fink, joined the Apartment Association of Kansas City's Supplier Board to assist Operation Breakthrough's annual Christmas Warehouse toy drive.
Thanks to the generosity of the Kansas City community, thee AAKC volunteers sorted and organized toys and gifts to make the holidays brighter for about 900 local families.
Hope for Her Serving Women and Families
October 6, 2020
The Women’s Resource Center of Tampa opened in 2003 to help women overcome difficult circumstances like homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment, and substance abuse. Through the hard work of amazing volunteers and dedicated donors, the Center grew to become a major resource in the Tampa Bay Area for women and families in need. In 2019, the Center’s name was changed to Hope for Her.
Chadwell Supply was invited to partner with this great organization to set up a beautiful, larger facility in Brandon, Florida. This new building includes a computer lab, private family suites, a kitchen, and a huge area for families to "shop" for items they may need such as non-perishable food items, clothes, purses, shoes, etc.
Follow Anne Marie Chadwell on this quick tour of the new building. To learn more about this amazing charity and the work they do to bring hope to women, visit www.hopeforherfl.org.
Supporting the Uplifting Work of Elmington Elevates
January 25, 2019
Our Nashville team would like to introduce you to Elmington Elevates, a very special extension of Nashville-based Elmington Capital. Employees in our Nashville branch had the opportunity to donate to the 2018 Very Merry ToyFest party. The Very Merry ToyFest party. Our friends from Elmington made this a very special event for 300 students at the Carter Lawrence Magnet school. This is an impressive school with dynamic, dedicated leadership supporting a largely underprivileged student population. Elmington has also partnered with the leadership to identify top needs like technology and playground equipment upgrades that are not within their school budget but that would greatly benefit the educational experience of the children.
Elmington Elevates worked with local partners like Chadwell Supply to raise enough funds to completely cover this wish list provided by Carter Lawrence's teachers. We are honored to have had the opportunity to partner with them and to show Nashville how much we care.
Miracles Outreach Renovation Project
November 15, 2018
We were excited to be part of recent renovations at the Miracles Outreach Community Development Center in Tampa, Florida. Bathroom fixtures and materials were supplied for four units that will house young adults who have aged out of foster care. These new homes make it easier to start out a new life as they learn job and life skills to be successful. It is an honor to have a small part in this important outreach and in helping these young people have the time and support they need to become amazing adults.
These photos were captured as our team delivered materials for this ongoing project. We look forward to sharing photos of the finished renovation with you soon!
Miracles Outreach has provided foster care and other services to more than 3000 youth and families in Florida since 2000. We focus on children who are homeless, have been abused or were victims of Human Trafficking between the ages of twelve and seventeen. We provide a caring, nurturing, safe home to children that come to us from child welfare agencies throughout Florida and often arrive severely troubled because of the situations that caused them to enter foster care. We also help families in the Tampa Bay Area become stronger through our programs like financial literacy, parental support classes, educational development and more. Visit MiraclesOutreach.org to learn more.
Helping Children Impacted by Hurricane Michael in Florida’s Panhandle
October 31, 2018
It is always hard to know how best to help when our neighbors face a life-halting natural disaster. When the need is so great, where do you begin? And when the infrastructure is so completely decimated, how?
A Specific Request Gave Us Marching Orders
Chadwell Supply was alerted to specific needs of the children in the Florida Panhandle by Lara Edwards, the Mayor of Sopchoppy, Florida just south of Tallahassee. Many infants and children have been left without power as homes and schools in the path of Hurricane Michael have been damaged if not destroyed. The Mayor, with officials from Wakulla County set out to gather and deliver supplies to families from a distribution center established just to the East of the storm’s worst damage.
Chadwell Supply employees in Florida and across the Southeast jumped at the opportunity to meet this immediate and very desperate need. Boxes of toys and books, diapers, and formula have been donated and delivered to Wakulla County for distribution. The need in the Florida Panhandle is great and it is ongoing.
Current Need for School Supplies
Officials in Wakulla County are now collecting school supplies for students impacted by the hurricane. Schools in Jackson County will reopen on November 1st and and all Bay County students are expected to return to classes by November 12th. Many children lost their schools supplies in the storm and that's exactly why there's a need. Donations currently being accepted include anything typically bought when shopping for back to school. These supplies will be given to students in 9 western Panhandle counties.
Chadwell Cares! I mean really, really cares!
October 16, 2018
Chadwell Supply is privileged to join the Hatching Hope organization to provide relief to those in the multi-family industry. Hatching Hope fills a critical gap between first responders, and insurance (if present) for the residents that live in apartment communities. In catastrophic events they partner with local, state, and national apartment associations, vendor partners, and community support to fund the effort.
After the terrible flooding last year in Houston, we partnered with Hatching Hope to donate cleaning supplies and relief to those in the multi-family community. We have also supported their humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts in other regional area events. In the words of Keli Lynch-Wright, Founder and Director of Hatching Hope, “Chadwell Cares! I mean really, really cares!”
Recently, Chadwell Supply helped to deploy relief buckets to the Wilmington, NC area. All of the relief and recovery buckets were hand delivered to property management employees at communities affected by Hurricane Florence. Brandie Sciarratta, a Territory Sales Rep living in and serving Wilmington, worked tirelessly alongside the Hatching Hope volunteers to canvas the area and distribute supplies to communities in need.
Brandie is such an important part of the Chadwell Supply family. Beginning her career at our corporate offices in Tampa, she was transferred last year to Wilmington to work with customers out of our Raleigh Branch. While her family was displaced and she spent weeks in prep/evacuation/cleanup mode herself, Brandie was anxious to get back to her customers and others in her new adopted home of Wilmington with relief and support. We’re all proud of Brandie and blessed to have her in our Chadwell Supply Family.
"She [Brandie] is the most vibrant, fun-loving, smart, grateful, hard-working, loyal soul I have met in a very long time! I have made a friend for life and I love her spirit and passion to serve the industry that supports us all!” Keli Lynch-Wright, Hatching Hope
We are working with Hatching Hope now to get some supplies into the Panama City Beach, Florida area. We will be helping to provide relief buckets for apartment communities and their residents impacted by Hurricane Michael in the coming weeks. Watch our Facebook page for updates and, if you’d like to help, visit Hatching Hope on Facebook.
And visit us on Facebook for more photos of efforts spearheaded by Brandie in Wilmington and other recent projects with our friends at Hatching Hope...
Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Hatching Hope Workday
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
*From the Cover of our Volume 13 Catalog...
Marcellas Gaines: A Passion for Work
Not many people work all their lives to retire—only to come back to work, but that is just what Marcellas Gaines did. Known as "Cello" around the warehouse, when he gave the OK for his photo to be used on the Chadwell Supply, Vol 13 Catalog, he knew there would be some good-natured teasing from his co-workers, but what he didn’t know is that he would be asked to share his story in the first ever Chadwell Supply Cares Feature.
Check out his story in the video below. We look forward to sharing more inspiring stories from your Chadwell Supply Family.