Spartanburg, SC – May 30, 2018 – AFL, a global manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, celebrated its annual United Way campaign with a $287,000 donation to United Way of the Piedmont. Made possible by AFL associates and AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the donation set a record with a 21 percent increase over the previous year’s donation and an 11 percent increase in associate donations.
“United Way of the Piedmont is a force in our community,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “Our associates are completely engaged through volunteerism, serving on boards and committees and through our annual campaign. They have a clear understanding of the impact and this year’s contribution shows their commitment to our community.”
This year’s United Way campaign theme was “Lights. Camera. Take Action.” Throughout the campaign, associates had the opportunity to learn about Project Hope Foundation, a United Way-funded agency that provides services for the autism community. A video featuring an AFL associate impacted by Project Hope Foundation was shown during associate meetings, explaining how United Way impacts Project Hope Foundation, him and his family. Various activities where held over the two-week campaign that culminated in a celebration lunch.
AFL locations in Washington, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and North Carolina also participated in the campaign with more than $37,000 presented to those communities. The campaign generated $325,000 in donations within five states.
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, associate engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.