As 2022 came to an end, several activities demonstrated the generosity of WIKA USA employees.
Photo above: The Angel Tree toy drive was a huge success at WIKA’s Houston location.
WIKA is a firm believer in improving the communities where we work and live. Social responsibility is so important that we’ve made it one of our seven corporate values. During this past holiday season, employees in the Lawrenceville headquarters and other US locations gave generously to our neighbors in need.
Canned Food Drive
As in 2019, 2020, and 2021, WIKA USA mobilized to restock the shelves of Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, which operates an emergency food pantry. In November 2022, we collected 4,442 items for a total of 3,140 pounds of nonperishable food. That’s a lot of cans and packages! A big thanks to all the employees who participated in this effort to fight food insecurity and help people in need.
Hat & Scarf Drive
People undergoing cancer treatments often lose their hair. To help patients feel better about their appearance, WIKA USA employees donated hats and silk scarves to the Atlanta-based Georgia Cancer Specialists. The final count was 576 brand-new items – five times the amount collected in 2021!
Angel Tree Toy Drive
We again partnered with Gwinnett County CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocates) in December to help brighten some kids’ holiday. As part of CASA’s annual Angel Tree initiative, WIKA sponsored 62 children under state custody – 47 in Georgia and 15 in Texas – and bought all the presents on their Christmas wishlists.
No matter the city, no matter the country, WIKA appreciates the support we receive from our neighbors. And in turn, we strive to serve our communities and make them a better and happier place.