The owners of Allied Wire & Cable, Philadelphia, joined forces with a Philadelphia-area non-profit, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), to provide scholarships to students of local Catholic schools. Allied’s donation of $250,000 helped BLOCS award more than 100 scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to afford a private education at Pope John Paul II High School and other Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area.

Allied has made a two-year commitment to the BLOCS program, and will be making another $250,000 donation next year. Tim Flynn, co-owner and president of Allied, was also offered a position on Pope John Paul II High School’s advisory board.

“We always try to do as much as we can to give back to our community, but with this year being Allied’s 25th anniversary, we wanted to do something really big,” Flynn says. “With BLOCS, we’ve been able to help over a hundred kids receive a good education at schools like Pope John Paul II. The stories we’ve heard about the students are very touching and it’s great to hear how we’re making a difference in their lives.”