At Mechanical Power, we are proud to help businesses with every one of their global product sourcing needs through the professional relationships we have developed in our more than 40 years in business. We value our relationships with our clients and suppliers and remain committed to providing them with sourcing solutions that save their businesses time and money. One thing about our staff at Mechanical Power is that we never lose sight of our role in our local community as we work to help businesses throughout the world. We live and work in the north Chicago suburbs and we are always ready to help out when we can lend a hand. Recently, our staff helped the WINGS Program with the donated clothing they received for their resale stores.
WINGS, a nonprofit organization based out of Palatine, IL, helps care for victims of domestic violence by providing housing, counseling, education, career services and other integrated services for those most vulnerable to harm. They operate 2 emergency shelters in the Chicago area as well as houses and apartments to help victims of domestic violence transition from the shelters. Their clients are embraced and assisted every step of the way. The WINGS Safe Houses provide a short-term safe haven for those fleeing violent situations and have the capacity to provide more than 31,000 nights of shelter every year.
One of the ways WINGS helps fund their shelters and programs is by operating resale stores stocked with donated clothing. WINGS operates 3 resales stores (Arlington Heights, Niles and Schaumburg, IL) to raise funds to assist victims of domestic violence.
How Mechanical Power Helped
The Mechanical Power team recently assisted the WINGS Program by helping them sort through the clothing they received for their resale stores. WINGS had a mountain of donated clothing that needed to be sorted before being sent to the stores. It is very time consuming to go through the volume of generously donated clothing to prepare the items for resale. Our contribution was to open the bags and sort through the donated items to properly classify them for the next stage- sizing and pricing. Our efforts helped speed up the processing of the donated clothing so that it can reach the stores faster and be sold for funds that will go towards their safe houses, counseling and other important programs for victims of domestic violence
The Mechanical Power team was thrilled to assist such a worthy and caring organization. We thank our staff for donating their time to help WINGS with this important task and we also thank the WINGS Program for letting us be a part of the wonderful work they are doing for domestic violence victims throughout the Chicago area.