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Hill & Markes launches backpack giveback

AMSTERDAM — Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, is excited to announce the launch of their fundraiser called the Backpack Giveback. This year’s goal is to provide 1,000 backpacks and supplies with a motivational note to help benefit children in need for the upcoming school year.

“We are excited to help provide backpacks and supplies for the upcoming academic year after such a challenging experience for students, teachers, and families during the pandemic,” said, Jason Packer, CEO at Hill & Markes. “The Backpack Giveback is a way for the Hill & Markes team and our valued manufacturer partners to help make a positive impact in the future of many children attending school — giving them the confidence and supplies necessary to learn and grow.”

Ownership and Hill & Markes employees are fully engaged to ensure this fundraiser is a huge success, sincerely hoping to make a difference in the lives of 1,000 children.

“We are excited to be able to provide the children in our community with school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year. Our goal is to eliminate obstacles for students and their families so children can focus on learning and being kids,” stated Jillian DeGiulio, Human Resources Manager at Hill & Markes.

The Hill & Markes Community Cares Store is open to the public for a limited time and features Hill & Markes merchandise — sweatshirts, T-shirts, backpacks, coolers, and more.

All proceeds from the sales of these items will benefit the Backpack Giveback fundraiser.

You can browse the Hill & Markes Community Cares website at https://hnmbackpackgiveback.itemorder.com/sale. Those who are not interested in purchasing any items from the Hill & Markes Community Cares store, but would like to contribute to Backpack Giveback, there is a donation option on the website.

Giving back to the community is important to the Hill & Markes mission and remains a core pillar of the company.

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