Supporting the Uplifting Work of Elmington Elevates

Ellmington Elevates ToyFest 2018January 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.

You Can Help!

Supplies are being collected now through November 9th and can be sent to: UF/IFAS Wakulla Office, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL 32327.

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

Looking Forward

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...

Hatching Hope in Wilmington following Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Wilmington, NC
October 2018

Hatching Hope Workday
Birmingham, AL
January 2018

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Houston, TX
August, 2017

*From the Cover of our Volume 13 Catalog...

Marcellas Gaines: A Passion for Work

Not many people work all their lives to retireonly 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.