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Giving Back to Our Communities

Wells Vehicle Electronics is committed to supporting and improving the communities in which we work by helping local events and organizations spread awareness, raise funds and achieve their goals.

At Wells, we recognize a business is more than just a business. It’s a member of the community, a thread woven into the fabric of a town or a place that contributes to the greater whole.

But we also recognize that the communities we call home – including Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Centerville, Iowa – have helped shape Wells into the company it is today.

To say “thank you,” Wells regularly sponsors local events and organizations, including fundraisers, benefits, walk/runs, holiday parades, food drives, sports teams, festivals and others causes that make our communities happier, healthier and stronger.

Check out a few events and partnerships we’ve worked on in the last few years and follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram for event announcements and photo recaps.

Helping the Homeless

In February 2023, associates at our Corporate Headquarters in Fond du Lac, WI collected items that were delivered to the St. Katharine Drexel Shelter for the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. This initiative focused on collecting personal hygiene items and toiletries, which were distributed to eight local homeless and crisis programs and given to people in need.

Caring for a K9 Officer

On October 14, 2023, Fond du Lac K9, Iro, was wounded in the line of duty. Since the FDL K9 Department is donor-funded, Wells employees held a fundraiser shortly after Officer Iro was injured to help with his care.

Fortunately, Iro is recovering from his injuries, exercising, and getting stronger each day.

Gearing Kids Up for the School Year

Each year, Wells collaborates with the Boys and Girls Club of Fond du Lac to run a “Back to School” school supplies drive. Our associates donate supplies, encourage friends and neighbors to donate, and help fill up and distribute brand-new backpacks to local students.

Since 2021, we’ve helped thousands of local students start the school year off on the right foot with the supplies they need.

Honoring Our Local Military Veterans

Since 2021, Wells has teamed up with the Sand Bar Bash to raise money for the Northeastern Wisconsin chapter of Old Glory Honor Flight (OGHF). The OGHF organization works tirelessly to send our veterans to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials that honor their service.

Wels team members assist two veterans who are greeting each other with smiles

Walleye Weekend Festival Sponsorship & Volunteering

The Walleye Weekend Festival is a favorite community event in Fond du Lac that donates its proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Wells began sponsoring the festival’s run/walk event in 2021, and our team members also volunteer during the event to register racers, marshal the course, and hand out water to participants.

Fanning the Flame for Future Engineers

The Fondy Fire Robotics Team is comprised of Fond du Lac-area high school students, who are mentored by several engineers and sponsored by area businesses, including Wells. In 2023, the Fondy Fire qualified for and participated in the World Championship in Houston, TX.

Donating Toys for Local Kids

Each December, our Fond du Lac associates participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign to help our community members in need. Our team generously donates new toys, games, books and gifts to help make the holidays bright for local children and families.

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