Community development

WestconGroup
Westcon-Comstor Asia-Pacific region

Westcon-Comstor fully supports a wide variety of corporate and employee-led charitable initiatives throughout the year, offering both time and resources toward social responsibility initiatives.

Beneficiary   Purpose   Westcon-Comstor’s contribution FY16   FY16 outcomes
Supporting education, cancer research and helping erase poverty The Asia-Pacific region of Westcon-Comstor works to improve its community through supporting general education, as well as scholarships to benefit students pursuing technical higher education. In addition, the region supports cancer research and works to help lift people out of poverty. Cash donations were made to a number of recipient organisations.
  • The Longest Lunch and Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Westcon-Comstor's New Zealand business supports a local school through donations to its annual auction, while in Singapore we provide sponsorship awards to support student achievement in cloud and security studies
  • Malaghan Institute – this organisation benefits from Westcon-Comstor's donations to support cancer research
  • Auckland City Mission – Westcon-Comstor's New Zealand team also supports this organisation whose mission is to help people marginalised by poverty.
Westcon-Comstor EMEA region
Beneficiary   Purpose   Westcon-Comstor’s contribution FY16   FY16 outcomes
Fighting disease and improving health, support for the elderly, refugee relief and black empowerment The EMEA region of Westcon-Comstor supports various causes in the form of donations in the areas of improving health and supporting the elderly. In addition, the region has made contributions in support of refugee relief and black empowerment through teacher support, scholarships and employee dependent support. Cash donations were made to a number of recipient organisations.
  • St Catherine’s Hospice, Brain Tumor charity, Sports Relief, Cancer Relief – in the UK Westcon-Comstor has donated funding to these causes. In addition the team has purchased cots for the “Cots for Tots” charity
  • Stichting Stop Hersentumoren – this charity, focused on brain tumor research, benefited from donations from Weston-Comstor Netherlands business
  • UNHCR, the UN Relief Agency – rather than exchanging Christmas gifts this year, Weston-Comstor Netherlands employees supported this agency to aid fleeing refugees
  • JB Marks Education Trust, Space Age Community Outreach, Westcon-Comstor employees – as part of the black economic empowerment initiative in South Africa, Weston-Comstor business has sponsored scholarships for dependants of mineworkers and supported leadership training of five teachers in a previously disadvantaged school. The business also supports children of employees.
Westcon-Comstor Latin America region
Beneficiary   Purpose   Westcon-Comstor’s contribution FY16   FY16 outcomes
Helping the disadvantaged and supporting children through education and empowerment Westcon-Comstor’s Latin America region focuses its charitable contributions and giving on helping needy citizens in its community and flood victims, as well as supporting the education and empowerment of children. Cash donations as well as donations of IT materials, clothing, footwear, toys, blankets, food, water, cleaning supplies and school supplies.
  • Instituto Bola pra Frente – sponsorship of this educational institute’s annual dinner and donation of IT materials to support its headquarters
  • State of Rio Grande do Sul – collections and donations of clothing, blankets, water and non-perishable foods for citizens affected by catastrophic flooding
  • Natal Solidário Amigos do Bem, Lar Maria de Lourdes, Lar Minha Casa – donations of clothing, footwear and toys at Christmas for needy children, and donations of cleaning supplies and school supplies.
Westcon-Comstor North America region
Beneficiary   Purpose   Westcon-Comstor’s contribution FY16   FY16 outcomes
Fighting disease and improving health, children’s causes, community improvement

Westcon-Comstor North America focuses its contributions toward helping improve health and prevent life threatening and debilitating diseases and afflictions such as cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, lupus, autism and heart disease. In addition, it supports specific children’s causes and general community improvement efforts.

Cash donations as well as donations for food drives, holiday toy drives, coat drives, refurbished desktop computers.

  • Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre – donations used to support research, training and equipment purchase, as well as sponsoring mammograms; support for women battling cancer to teach beauty techniques and improve self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments; and support for the “Cycle for Survival” cycling event
  • American Diabetes Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Autism Speaks – funding to support the search for cures, insurance reform and to improve the quality of life for people suffering from these diseases
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – support of the “Freezin’ for a Reason” event in which participants jump into a freezing lake to help fund research and drug development.
  • Mount Vernon Public Library Children’s Centre, Make A Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Kid’s Closet, Toys for Tots, Fire Department of New York Widows' and Children’s Fund – monetary donations and in-kind donations of coats, backpacks, toys, food pantry items and desktop computers.