AFL Volunteers Award $10K to Hope Center for Children

Spartanburg, S.C. – AFL associates presented a $10,400 Volunteers Choose grant to the Hope Center for Children in Spartanburg. The Volunteers Choose program recognizes AFL associates who participated in volunteer programs during the previous year and provides each volunteer with the opportunity to vote for a nonprofit organization to receive this annual gift.

The $10,400 Volunteers Choose grant was presented to Chamlee Loscuito, Executive Director of the Hope Center, and Lisa Hemond, Director of Development.

“Hope Center for Children is so thankful for the investment AFL is making in children and families in this community,” said Lisa Hemond. “This donation of $10,400 will go a long way to help us. Partnerships like this are so important to Hope Center for Children. We could not continue to do with work we do without it.”

Hope Center for Children is a place of safety and comfort for children who have been affected by abuse, neglect or abandonment. The center provides services such as home visitation, prevention-focused case management, emergency shelters, long-term residential care for children in foster care and assistance for children transitioning to new families.

“Community outreach is a large part of AFL’s culture. Our associates care about their community and have a passion for supporting those in need,” said Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “This grant is a reflection of their efforts over the previous year and supports their interest in impacting children and families in the upstate of South Carolina.”

AFL’s extensive Community Outreach Program includes grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, Take Root tree initiatives, sponsorships and more. To learn more about AFL and its community outreach, visit

About Hope Center for Children
Hope Center for Children, formerly the Children Shelter of the Upstate and Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home, exists to build stable, healthy families and provide children a safe place from abuse and neglect. HCFC has five primary programs that work toward this goal; two programs serve families with increased risk of abuse or neglect, two provide around-the-clock care for children who are victims of abuse or neglect and one program works with youth at risk of homelessness. In the past 12 months, the center has served 2,393 children in our community. For more information on Hope Center for Children, visit or call 864-583-7688.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager