Backpack with different colorful stationery on table. Banner design

Hill & Markes, an 116-year-old wholesale distributor, is excited to announce the launch of their Backpack Giveback fundraiser. The company will be providing over 1,100 backpacks with supplies to schools in New York for the upcoming year.

“We are very proud to be able to support the communities that we live in and serve by providing backpacks and supplies for children in need,” says Bill Miller, vice president of Purchasing and Marketing at Hill & Markes. “The excitement and appreciation expressed by the community has been overwhelming. It makes the work that goes into our Backpack Giveback program well worth it. We are grateful to have such giving employees and partners that make this all happen.”

Hill & Markes manufacturer partners, Essendant, Clorox, FoodHandler, Morcon, Kimberly-Clark, New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) and more, contributed to the backpack giveback program with supplies and funds. Hill & Markes employees, as well as members of NYSID volunteered to pack the supplies and deliver the backpacks, to make a difference in the lives of 1,100+ children and their families.

“Hill & Markes and our valued partners are committed to making a positive impact on many children this upcoming school year,” says Jason Packer, CEO at Hill & Markes. “It is fulfilling and rewarding to provide students with the supplies they need to focus on learning and growing.”