Allied Printing has pioneered many ways to give back to the community we’ve grown with over the years. For example, The Allied Charitable Foundation and annual golf tournament were established in 2008. Proceeds were donated to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC), Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cushing Academy. In 2017, we raised $90,000 for these charities by hosting over 300 golfers and dinner guests at the Tunxis Golf Club in Farmington. 2018 will mark our eleventh annual event at Tunxis.
Watch the video below for highlights from our 2017 Allied Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
All of these organizations are very near and dear to the hearts of The Sommers family and Allied. And through our efforts, we’ve:
Helped ensure that CCMC can provide quality medical care to children.
Helped provide training for the Fidelco German Shepherds that provide assistance to individuals with impaired vision.
Assisted deserving adolescents in need by providing an outstanding education at the Cushing Academy.
Provided critical care and hope to cancer patients and their families through compassionate treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Allied’s founder, John F. Sommers, gave generously to Cushing Academy and supported the school’s “A Better Chance” program for students of color. Attending the coed college’s preparatory school in Massachusetts became a family tradition with John F.’s three children and his grandchildren as well.
Being a team player in area sports organizations has become an Allied tradition. Since the 1970s, we’ve sponsored Manchester Little League, Manchester Park and Rec Slow Pitch Softball, Lions Club Slow Pitch Softball, Vernon American League Softball, Bolton Softball League, South Windsor Youth Hockey, South Windsor High School Hockey, Vernon Flag Football and Vernon Senior League Men’s Basketball. The Sommers family and Allied employees have coached and played on these teams with great enthusiasm.
For three generations, the Sommers family and Allied have been honored to support many community events, such as “Pride in Manchester” week and Manchester Community College’s “Evening of Fine Wines.” Through donations of time, material and equipment, we’ve also contributed to state and local civic and business organizations. These include the Manchester Police department, Junior Achievement, the Connecticut Art Director’s Club, the Advertising Club of Connecticut as well as area trade schools.
Our generosity knows no bounds or borders. We’ve always taken an interest in supporting our customers’ community organizations, such as: The Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MDA/ALS and The Boston Foundation, to name just a few.