At Wohlsen, community involvement matters. We care about the places where we live and work, and our employees give back in many different ways. It is a big part of who we are and we would not have it any other way.
In addition to supporting our local communities, we encourage employees to become active in various civic organizations by volunteering time, serving on boards and committees, or giving financially. Here is a bit of what we do:
The Wohlsen Crusaders, now in its 18th year, is our Relay For Life team. From bingo events and sandwich sales, to cancer awareness bracelets, holiday wreaths, and daffodil fundraisers, the Crusaders work hard to raise awareness and dollars for the American Cancer Society and Lancaster Relay For Life. The year-long, company-wide support culminates at Lancaster’s 24-Hour Relay For Life, where Wohlsen team members, family, and friends walk around the clock to show their support for the American Cancer Society.
Wohlsen teammates participated in the 2nd Bowl-a-Thon, hosted by Keystone ABC’s Young Professional Committee at Clearview Lanes. This event was held to support the charity organization Kids’ Chance of PA, which is an organization that gives grants and scholarships to children whose parents were killed or injured in a workplace accident.
Wohlsen is active in the Central PA affiliate of the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program. The program is a partnership of industry professionals working together to attract high school students to ACE professions by providing hands-on learning opportunities and encouraging them to pursue studies and careers in these fields. Wohlsen’s Operations Center serves as the host site for meetings of the program.
At least twice a year, Wohlsen volunteers time to the Food Bank of Delaware. We have packed over 1,000 boxes of food over the past few years. Additionally, we organize in-office food drives around the holidays.
A group of Wohlsen employees and their families participate in American Heart Walk in Wilmington, DE.
Wohlsen partnered with Habitat for Humanity to remove numerous 1¾” six panel doors, cabinets, and other items that were scheduled for demolition at Wohlsen’s renovation project located in downtown Wilmington, DE. Crews from Habitat and Wohlsen volunteered over two weekends to remove the items so they could be offered for re-sale in Habitat’s store.
Pedro Toalo of Wilmington, DE was injured in a violent crime that left him confined to a wheelchair. The Planning Factory of Wilmington rallied supporters from the local community to provide labor and construction materials to renovate Toalo’s home and make it more accessible for him and his family. Wohlsen was a proud supporter of the project.