We Care About Our Communities

Giving back to the community is one of Whelen’s core values and something that our employees feel passionate about as well!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this month!

Donations for Ukraine
When we announced a donation drive to collect items to help those affected by the war in Ukraine, our employees rallied to the call. Employees in our New Hampshire and Connecticut locations donated much needed items including personal hygiene items, medical supplies, diapers, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, and so much more. In total, we were able to pack over 120 boxes to be shipped overseas to aid refugees. We were blown away with the selfless donations of time and resources from our employees! We’d also like to give a huge shout out and thank you to our friends from Chapel Haven who worked hard to help organize and pack up the donations!

First Responder Faceoff
We are proud to be a puck partner for the Hockey Helping Heroes First Responder Face-off Foundation. The foundation and its program provide assistance to first responders and their families through educational scholarships, health and wellness initiatives, economic hardship grants, and assistance with mobility and accommodations for first responders faced with life altering injury or disabilities.

On March 27th, the Ohio University Bobcat Alumni Hockey team hosted a combined team from Columbus Police & Fire in a charity game at Bird Arena in Athens benefiting the Officer Scott R. Dawley Memorial Scholarship. Learn more about Hockey Helping Heroes



Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc
We’re excited to share that we are now a corporate sponsor of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. CFA is at the forefront of social services development in Southeastern CT and provides accessible clinical and support services to the local community. In partnership with CFA and other area businesses, we look forward to supporting programs that assure the health and wellbeing of children and families. Stayed tuned for announcements on upcoming community events in partnership with CFA! Learn more about CFA: Child and Family Agency


Hey, Batter Batter!
As baseball season approaches, we are excited to once again be sponsoring the Deep River Chester Little League. We believe in the positive impact that sports have on helping children develop skills like teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. The values they learn on the field will carry with them through life.

At Whelen, we do more than build innovative and lifesaving products. As a company with deep roots in our local community, we are inspired to give back, interact, and connect with our communities. Our work is built around our mission of protecting the lives of those who protect and serve others, and we believe in extending our mission of serving others by spreading kindness, generosity, and support to programs and initiatives that uplift our communities and the people in them.

Be sure to check back next month for more information on our community outreach initiatives!