Olympic Steel's company-wide partnership with the Make-A-Wish
Foundation® began in 2004 as part of the company's
50th Anniversary celebration. Employees selected the organization
with the hope of granting a single wish, a $5,000 commitment. That
first year, the company's four-week fund-raising efforts far
exceeded expectations, granting three wishes with a campaign total
With such overwhelming success, Olympic Steel's annual "Working
for Wishes" campaign was born.
Campaign Milestones and Successes
To date, Olympic Steel employees have raised over $235,600 and
granted more than 41 identified wishes working with 10 different
National Volunteer Week
Olympic Steel sponsors a number of initiatives in support of local
and national charities by exploring the "many ways to give."
In particular, National Volunteer Week spotlights philanthropic
initiatives in communities local to many of our operating
facilities, providing employees with information and opportunities
to aid these causes in a number of ways.
In 2010 National Volunteer Week initiatives across the company
supported more than 55 charitable causes with over $66,700 in cash
donations, 667+ hours of volunteer service, 1,264+ pounds of food,
30+ bags of clothing, 77 units of blood, 52 cell phones and various
other needed items.