ATLANTA – HD Supply, one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, kicked off the holiday season early by dedicating the entire month of October to giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. In total, HD Supply’s leaders and associates across the United States and Canada raised over $260,000 for local and national organizations and participated in more than 50 giving-back events.
“At HD Supply, we live to help others because our cause has always been greater than our individual pursuit,” said HD Supply Chairman and CEO Joe DeAngelo. “Month of Caring allowed our 11,000 associates to come together as one team for the betterment of our communities. I am so very proud of and inspired by how our team has—and will continue to—put others before themselves.”
All “Month of Caring” fundraising and awareness efforts focused on HD Supply’s four core community pillars—children, troops, local communities, and HD Supply’s own associates. Associates collected thousands of pounds of food and other items for those in need, donated blood, mentored children with disabilities, built care packages for military troops overseas and participated in Hurricane Michael disaster relief efforts.
Atlanta-based beneficiaries of “Month of Caring” included SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, the Shepherd’s Men, Junior Achievement, Hands On Atlanta and Action Ministries. National beneficiaries included St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Operation Gratitude and American Cancer Society.