CHICAGO, July 11, 2018, /PRNewswire/ — Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) announced today that it will be donating thousands of new children’s toys and baby products to underprivileged kids throughout Chicago and Boston with an in-kind donation totaling $1,000,000 at retail. The donation is part of an ongoing company program called Hilco Helps, an annual community service commitment that Hilco Global conducts each year to support its corporate and employee commitment to various causes, often focused on children and education.
The Hilco Global large-scale toy donation will be distributed this summer in several ways. In Chicago, the toys will be distributed at branches of the Chicago Public Library as part of a promotion to encourage children in the city of Chicago to participate in its annual Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge. A special kickoff event is planned for July 12th at the Harold Washington Library to recognize the donation. The Summer Learning Challenge encourages Chicago’s kids to read 20 minutes a day and participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Families can sign-up at their local branch and participate in the program through September 1, 2018. Visit chipublib.org/summer.
Additionally, Hilco Global has partnered with Cradles to Crayons (C2C) to distribute toys through C2C’s network of non-profit organizations to local kids living in poverty. C2C is an organization that provides children from birth through age 12 who live in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.
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