ADI Teams Up with Mission 500 for Third Consecutive Year and Raises Over $97K for Children in Need

Miami, FL (March 31, 2022)Mission 500, the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving children and communities in need across the U.S., teamed up with diamond sponsor ADI Global Distribution to raise more than $97,000 to support underprivileged children and promote corporate social responsibility across the security industry.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., ADI is a leading global wholesale distributor of security, AV and low-voltage products. Mission 500 has partnered with ADI for three consecutive years, and ADI received the Mission 500 Corporate Social Responsibility Award last year for its continued efforts.

As part of its annual Kickoff and Supplier Symposium held earlier this year, ADI hosted a virtual fundraiser and invited team members across the company, along with its suppliers, to support the initiative. Team members made donations and with a generous 1:1 company match, the ADI team contributed $28,600. In addition, ADI called upon its suppliers to support the efforts with sponsorships at varying levels that generated $68,500.

The work that Mission 500 does to assist families and children is inspiring,” said Bob Appleby, Vice President and General Manager of ADI North America. “It was an honor to see our team and suppliers so generously support this initiative. This partnership is a testimony of our industry’s commitment to help keep our communities safe and secure, and also see them thrive.”

Team members and suppliers across Canada also contributed to the success of this initiative. As a result, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Canada, a charitable organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

On behalf of everyone at Make-A-Wish Canada, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone at ADI and Mission 500 for helping us to continue to make wishes happen across the country. We are so grateful to each of you and for your support of our mission to provide life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses,” said Dave Maharaj, Manager, National Corporate Alliances

We are humbled and beyond grateful to ADI, its team members and suppliers for their support of Mission 500,” said Janet Fenner, Co-Chair of the Mission 500 Board. “On behalf of the entire Mission 500 organization, we thank everyone who offered their time and resources to make this event so successful. It was amazing.”

For more information on how you or your organization can help, contact Kat Mullins at kat@mission500.org.


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About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis here in the U.S. Mission 500 exists to advocate for children living in severe poverty, inspire and act as a catalyst in the security industry for excellence in corporate social responsibility, and mobilize volunteers and resource to make a tangible difference for children and families living in poverty in the U.S. Since inception of their 501c3 status in 2016, the industry has helped produce 340,000 meals, assemble care packs filled with essential hygiene items for 4,700 families, and distribute more than 12,100 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools. To learn more about Mission 500, please visit mission500.org.
About Make a Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, over 900 last year alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Canada, visit makeawish.ca.

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