Anixter was one of 20 corporate sponsors of Raise Your Hand Chicagoland, a major Habitat for Humanity “blitz build” event that took place May 29 – June 1, 2014, in the heart of downtown Chicago. In all, 500 volunteers from the sponsoring companies — including 20 employees from Anixter — joined future homeowners to build wall frames for 13 houses in four days. Products were also donated by Anixter and some of its partners to power and light the four-day event.
“In the Chicagoland area alone, more than 388,000 people are without adequate housing,” said Ted Dosch, Anixter Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO. Dosch is a long-time Habitat supporter and chaired the event’s steering committee.