Matco Tools raises $436K for Komen Foundation

Publish Date: 
Jan 21, 2014

STOW, Ohio – Representatives from Matco Tools, a mobile tool franchise company, and Susan G. Komen came together Jan. 20 to celebrate the organizations’ two-year partnership. Since the start of its “Tools for the Cause” campaign in 2012, Matco has raised more than $436,596.39 for breast cancer awareness through the sales of special edition pink products.

“This is a partnership that everyone in our company is very proud of and has strongly supported from the very beginning,” said Tim Gilmore, president of Matco Tools. “We have worked with Komen for nearly two years and being able to contribute to an organization that supports such a great cause means a lot to our employees and our customers.”

On hand for the event were multiple members of the Matco Tools executive team, along with Susan G. Komen Regional Vice President Miguel Perez, who was presented with a check representing Matco’s allocated funds from 2012-13.

“Matco Tools has been a great partner for Susan G. Komen and we are extremely pleased with the success of the campaigns thus far,” Perez said. “This company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility has truly been on display over the past year and a half and the donations that have been collected are going to help end breast cancer forever. Matco Tools’ employees and customers should be very proud of their contribution. I know we are all very proud and honored.”

Starting in October, the company began selling its new line of special edition products for the second annual Tools for the Cause campaign. Matco will continue to sell these limited edition items through Sept. 30:

  • 897UHP – Pocket knife
  • CS2APTC - Rolling Creeper Seat
  • DPCC3P – Diamond Coated Files
  • FCPINK - Fender Cover
  • HTPINK - Telescoping Inspection Mirrors
  • MBKP - Toolbox Bank
  • MSC4BKPK - Black Service Cart
  • MTP4PINK - Pocket Pen Light
  • PP3CSPNK - Pink Power Probe III
  • SP2SGK - 2-Piece Plier Set
  • TGMP(XS-XXL) - Pink Gloves

For more information on Matco’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cause and available Tools for the Cause products, contact your local Matco distributor.

Posted by Holly Wagner