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Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E 36th Annual Toy Run

Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E 36th Annual Toy Run

November 6, 2016

Wellshire was a Supporting Sponsor at the Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E 36th Annual "For the Kids" motorcycle Toy Run on November 6, 2016. CEO Louis B. Colameco and friends attended the event as well, which benefits the children of the Greater Philadelphia Area and The Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program. Riders lined up and rode in the parade in Philadelphia, PA.

Donation to the Pathway School

Donation to the Pathway School

October 31, 2016

Wellshire donated $50,000 to the Pathway School to help fund the building of their STEM Center. The Pathway School is for students who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. The STEM Center will link the students learning abilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to future careers in these fields. 

Wellshire Donates to Big Thursday on Sunday

Wellshire Donates to Big Thursday on Sunday

October 16, 2016

On October 16, 2016, the 5K Walk/Run for Big on Thursday on Sunday took place. Wellshire was a Gold Sponor. This event was sponsored by the Browers Beach Maritime Museum, which is a small fishing village in Bowers, DE that is working to preserve its history.

Wellshire Donates to Animal Resource Foundation Fundraiser

Wellshire Donates to Animal Resource Foundation Fundraiser

October 1, 2016

On Saturday, October 1st, the Animal Resource Foundation (ARF), held a fundraiser to raise donations for animals waiting for their forever homes. For the 8th Hot Dog Grill fundraiser, Wellshire donated GAP rated beef hot dogs and pulled pork. Donations totaled in $1,975 that day towards the foundation. 

Horses for Heroes

Horses for Heroes

September 22, 2016

On September 22, 2016, Wellshire donated $10,000 to Horses for Heroes- New Mexico, Inc. This organization helps Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan veterans and active military who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma during their time of service. The ranch itself works with these veterans, alongside horses, in hopes of curing them of their emotional hardships.

2016 Ride for the Heroes

2016 Ride for the Heroes

September 11, 2016

On Sunday, September 11th, Wellshire sponsored the 2016 Ride for the Heroes. Wellshire was a Commander In Chief Sponsor. This ride honors wounded veterans and the families of fallen heroes. Wellshire CEO, Louis B. Colameco, III, friends and family participated in this event. 

Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund

Founder of the Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund

2009 - Present:

The Barbara A. Colameco Cancer Transportation Fund is a non-profit organization, created by Barbara and her husband Lou, together with Dr. Rene Rubin of Hahnemann University Hospital. In 2007, Barb was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite her illness, Barb still chose to put others before herself. While undergoing her chemotherapy, she befriended many fellow patients but soon noticed they did not return for their treatments because they could not afford the transportation to and from their appointments. She knew her calling would be to ensure no patient would go without treatment due to lack of transportation, and continued this mission until she lost her three year courageous fight with breast cancer in March 2010.  Lou and Dr. Rubin upheld her commitment and to date have raised over $125,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the patients. Please visit www.baccancerfund.org to learn more.

CEO Hand Delivers Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients At Hahnemann University Hospital

CEO Hand Delivers Holiday Hams to Cancer Patients At Hahnemann University Hospital

December 2014:

Each holiday season, Wellshire CEO, Louis B. Colameco III and family visit Hahnemann University Hospital to donate hams to cancer patients undergoing treatment. This holiday, Wellshire hand delivered 30 holiday hams. 

As a leader, Lou has an innate calling towards social responsibility. Lou's company is a reflection of his compassion and commitment to improve our quality of living as a people. This donation is one of many provided by Wellshire. We have donated hams to cancer patients at Hahnemann for the past six years.

The patients and staff at Hahnemann Hospital were moved by the beautiful gesture. Equally moved, Wellshire was extremely overjoyed to see Dr. Rubin's patients smiling for the holidays.

Wellshire employee volunteers included: Jessica Colameco, Samantha Stunder-Minniti, Gavin Irons, Amy Krise, and Doug Zimorowicz. 

Board of Trustees Member for Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ. & PA.

Board of Trustees Member for Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ. & PA.

2010-Present:
Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. They have a network of 165 independent, community-based Goodwill groups in the United States and Canada and offer customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Lou & His Elves Volunteer For Goodwill's Annual Client Holiday Party

Lou & His Elves Volunteer For Goodwill's Annual Client Holiday Party

December 2014:

Wellshire spent a fulfilling afternoon celebrating the holidays with various members of the Goodwill community at the Annual Goodwill Industries of Southern, N.J. Christmas Party.

 

Our company enjoys sharing holiday cheer and wellness by the plate full. We volunteered to serve food at the buffet line to Goodwill guests. It was exciting to see all the high-spirited faces enjoying their traditional sit-down meal with friends, followed by dancing. Wellshire has volunteered at this holiday event for the last three years. Wellshire CEO and Vice Chairman for Goodwill, Louis B. Colameco III, was happily joined by his wife, Ginny Colameco. Other Wellshire volunteers included Pat Suter, Janice Schultz, and Jovana Ruiz.    

Founded the Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at Malvern Preparatory School

Founded the Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship at Malvern Preparatory School

2012–Present:
The Wellshire/Colameco Family Scholarship is awarded to one incoming 9th grade Malvern Preparatory student from Delaware County who is in financial need and demonstrates an interest in athletics.
The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” Toy Run

The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” Toy Run

November 2012 - Present:

2012

The Delaware Valley ABATE “For the Kids” toy run had their inaugural run on December 13, 1980 from a parking lot at Broad Street and Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia. What started out as a small run of approximately 50 motorcycles over 30 years ago, has turned into one of the largest toy runs in America. To date, over 62,000 participants and over 100,000 presents have been given out to children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their affiliates. “Our goal is to provide a vital outlet for children suffering with pain and depression associated with the stress and isolation of critically serious illnesses.” said Domenick Sciole, Chairman of the Toys for Tots Committee.

2014

Wellshire participated in the Delaware Valley A.B.A.T.E Toy Run "For the Kids" on Sunday, Nov. 2nd. Wellshire sponsored the local ride through Philadelphia to increase interest in Toys for Tots.  
 
Toys for Tots was created to help less fortunate kids across the U.S. experience the magical feeling of opening a toy on Christmas. When the Toys for Tots opportunity popped up by us in Swedesboro, Wellshire leaped at the opportunity.
 
“Actually, we didn’t leap, we revved our engines!”
 
Besides increasing interest, Wellshire supported local efforts to collect unwrapped toys for children in the Delaware Valley area. Although, unwrapping gifts on Christmas should never be the overall focus. Innocent kids will only learn the season of giving through our example.
 
 

 

Ride for Autism Speaks Sponsor

Ride for Autism Speaks Sponsor

2010 - Present:
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism study and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 11th Annual “Ride to Remember”

Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 11th Annual “Ride to Remember”

September 2012 - Present:
The Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. Annual “Ride to Remember” is in support of all emergency personnel who have lost their life in the line of duty. The ride is organized to commemorate those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while ensuring the safety and well being of the communities they have sworn to protect. The “Ride to Remember” is in honor of Corporal Steve Levy – “63”.
Heart of Gloucester County / People For People

Heart of Gloucester County / People For People

July 2013
The Heart of Gloucester County is a collaborative project that encourages and strengthens families. The organization featured Lou as going "above & beyond the call" of duty when it comes to service. People for People of Gloucester County, one of the participating agencies in the collaboration, has been fortunate to be on the receiving end of Lou’s commitment to community, with honorable local Veterans directly benefiting from his ongoing generosity. For nearly 20 years now, the thousands of lunches served during the annual Veterans Picnic at the 4H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill have been wholesome Wellshire hot dogs.