Giving Back

Sustainability at Southwire



Our neighbors depend on us, just as we depend on them, so we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we work. At Southwire, this goes beyond providing jobs and paying taxes; it means supporting those in need with time, talent and financial resources.

Our Approach

We enthusiastically share our time, talent, and financial resources to help uplift those in need. Our goal is to enable and engage our workforce to build more sustainable communities. Through volunteerism, community partnerships, and charitable giving, we are bringing this goal to life. 

10,080+ volunteer hours contributed by Project GIFT® volunteers in 2022

$2.8 million in charitable contributions in 2022 

DEI-focused giving increased by $175,000 in 2022

55% team member participation in the POWER Fund in 2022
 

Creating shared value is at the heart of our commitment to Giving Back

Our neighbors depend on us, and we depend on them. That’s why creating shared value is at the heart of Southwire’s commitment to Giving Back. We take time to understand the needs of our communities and engage them to provide purposeful support. Along the way, we create value for Southwire by strengthening our relationships with team members, neighbors, and future talent. Our charitable giving includes: 

2025 Goal

100% of Southwire’s Giving Back communities will lead at least two annual Giving Back events

Taking Care of the People Behind the Power™ with the POWER Fund

Now in its 17th year, the POWER Fund remains focused on taking care of Southwire team members faced with emergency circumstances outside of their control. In 2022, the POWER Fund distributed more than 600 grants to team members in need, totaling $885,087. 

Among other circumstances, these funds supported team members dealing with a serious illness or injury, the effects of a natural disaster, and an immediate family member’s loss of life. In addition to Southwire’s corporate contributions, nearly 55% of team members donated to the Fund to ensure grants remained available as emergency situations arose. 
 

Fostering a Culture of Service Through Project GIFT®

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month  

Through events held across Southwire sites during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, team members raise more than $15,000 to support those affected by breast cancer and international cancer research.
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LGBTQ+ Allyship

Southwire’s Allied ERG provides resources to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ history. Southwire also sponsors and supports employee participation at the Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival.
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Walk for Water

Through our partnership with Walk for Water, team members raise awareness of the distance many people walk to meet their daily water needs. In 2022, participants walked 1.5 miles to a water source, where they filled buckets that they carried back and used to water trees and plants.

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Toys for Tots Collection Drive

We host an annual toy drive with the help of Project GIFT® volunteers and community members in Carrollton, Georgia, to bring hope and joy to less fortunate children throughout the U.S. during the holiday season.

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Disaster Relief

Southwire hosts disaster relief drives to collect monetary donations and essential supplies when our communities are impacted by disaster. In 2022, volunteers provided support to victims of Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 hurricane that touched down in Southwest Florida, and deadly flooding that ravaged communities throughout Kentucky.

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Support for Ukraine 

Southwire partners with Project HOPE, a nonprofit that addresses disasters and health crises, among other global issues to enable employees to contribute to relief efforts for the people of Ukraine.

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Back to School Drive

Through our annual Back to School Giveaway, our employees distribute bags of school supplies to students in need.

Maximizing Our Impact through Philanthropy

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AMB Sports & Entertainment

Through our partnership with AMB Sports and Entertainment (parent company of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium), Southwire is the exclusive sponsor of: 

  • Westside Works, which provides education and training to support employment opportunities and job success for Atlanta residents. 
  • Thank You, Coach, which hosts former coaches of current Atlanta Falcons players each year to say “thank you” for their impact on the players’ lives. 
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West Georgia Technical College

Through our partnership with West Georgia Technical College (WGTC), we proudly committed $500,000 over three years to support the advancement, education, and training of WGTC’s manufacturing students. We will also provide equipment to the college and foster corporate training through its Economic Development, Community Affairs, and Adult Education divisions. In 2022, WGTC unveiled the new Southwire Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance Lab at its Carroll Campus.

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Sustainability News

Southwire’s Project GIFT® Collects More than 6,000 Toys for Local Children

December 15, 2023

Southwire’s Project GIFT recently held its annual toy drive in Carrollton, Ga., benefiting Carroll County Toys for Tots, helping spread hope and joy to the children of west Georgia.

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Southwire to Host Drive-Thru Toy Collection Drive in Carrollton

November 16, 2023

Southwire is excited to announce the return of its annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots on Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8, in Carrollton, Ga. from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. (EST).

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Southwire Announces Partnership with READY Robotics

November 08, 2023

Southwire is pleased to announce a partnership with READY Robotics, a pioneer in cutting-edge automation solutions that overcome the obstacles faced by manufacturers, to deploy automation at five of the company’s facilities.

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