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NEWS: Hill & Markes donates 200 Backpacks With Supplies to 3 Schools

Posted on Thursday Sep 05, 2019 at 05:18PM in News & Updates


Hill & Markes Backpack Donation






Hill & Markes Donates 200 Backpacks Filled with Supplies to 3 Schools


Local Company Delivers 200 Backpacks Filled with Supplies to Benefit Children in Need



Amsterdam, NY - September 5th, 2019 – Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, held a backpack drive to benefit children in need for the upcoming school year! Hill & Markes employees collaborated with leading manufacturers such as Essendant, Clorox, Gojo, Cascades, and Unfi to collect and fill over 200 backpacks with school supplies, along with an inspirational note.


“The Backpack Drive was a way for Hill & Markes to get actively engaged in the future of many children attending school for the 2019-2020 academic year, by providing the supplies necessary for schools to teach and children to learn,” stated Lindsay Countryman, Human Resource Assistant at Hill & Markes. “Our goal was to help eliminate obstacles such as increasing technology costs, budget cuts, and poverty so the success of our teachers and their students continue.”


100 backpacks were donated to Greater Amsterdam School District, 50 to Johnstown Elementary, and 50 Liverpool CSD in Syracuse.


Amsterdam School District Community Schools Coordinator, Nancy Rad said, “GASD is fortunate to be able to partner with community agencies and businesses. Without the generosity of these partnerships, many students would not be able to begin the school year as prepared as their classmates. Having backpacks and supplies donated to GASD students from Hill and Markes will help 100 children to begin the year ready to learn! A big thank you to Hill and Markes for all that they do for the community!”


Hill & Markes ownership and employees fully embraced this fundraiser making it a huge success, sincerely hoping to make a difference in the lives of 200 children starting school this week.


“Your generosity will directly benefit the students, families and staff here at Johnstown Schools,” said Olivia Barnett, Kindergarten Teacher at Johnstown School. “Thanks for helping us get off to a great start this school year!”



Hill & Markes is a 113-year-old family-owned wholesale distributor servicing the state of New York with ice cream products, janitorial products, food service, packaging, and office supplies. The Hill & Markes family strongly believes in providing cutting-edge solutions for customers and being a good corporate citizen.











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You can also read about this feel-good story in the following publications:


Daily Gazette: https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/09/09/high-notes-quilts-for-kids-and-vets-backpacks-for-school


Capital Region Chamber: https://capitalregionchamber.com/news/hill-markes-donates-200-backpacks-filled-with-supplies-to-3-schools/


Cleaning & Maintenance Management: https://www.cmmonline.com/news/hill-markes-donates-backpacks-to-local-schools


ISSA: https://www.issa.com/media/news/hill-markes-donates-school-supplies


CleanLink Sanitary Maintenance Magazine: https://www.cleanlink.com/news/article/JanSan-Industry-Members-Donate-200-Backpacks-Supplies--24432


Leader Herald: https://www.leaderherald.com/news/community-news/2019/09/hill-markes-donates-backpacks-with-supplies-to-schools/



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