Getting Social Grows Donations Provides $57,000 to Support Skilled Trades

Share With:, a leading e-commerce supplier for the heating, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical trades, announced yesterday that they are making a $57,000 contribution to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) and the PHCC Educational Foundation in support of training and workforce development projects.

As part of their Trade Tuesday campaign, pledged to donate $2 for every engagement on special social media posts made in November. The trade community showed up to support the cause, with their social media sharing efforts earning a $57,000 contribution.

“Our contributions to support the trades is an investment in the future of our industry,” said Head of Integrated Marketing, Kyra Mitchell Lewis. “It’s clear that our online community agrees and is eager to help make our impact even greater. We appreciate that and the work PHCC is doing to recruit and train the next generation of industry leaders.”

The gift will support PHCC Educational Foundation scholarships to apprentices and college students pursuing studies directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry. It will also educate the public on opportunities in the trades at the PHCC—National Association’s workforce development website It will remove barriers for new job entrants by supporting the Foundation’s online Plumbing and HVAC Workforce Readiness Course.

Additionally, an allocation to the Foundation’s Invest in Your Future annual giving campaign will support a wide variety of workforce development initiatives, including Foundation foremen and project manager workshops and apprentice competitions.

“ has been an incredible partner,” said PHCC Educational Foundation Chairman Kevin Tindall, of Tindall and Ranson Plumbing in Windsor, N.J. “They have a genuine desire to help people get their start and be successful in a trades career, which aligns with every program the Foundation delivers. This gift provides the resources needed to continue growing our training programs and making them accessible to a broader audience.”

Join the conversation: