HC Brands partners with Communities in Schools of Jacksonville to bring smiles to the faces of ten local high school students. Through the Communities In Schools’ Winter Wishes program, nearly 30 HC Brands employees purchased gifts for the students. The students, Communities In Schools CEO and staff, and HC Brands team joined a virtual meeting where the kids opened their gifts. “It’s been a pleasure to organize this event and help these students have a special holiday,” says event organizer and HC Brands employee, Amber Bailey.
The staff and students wore masks and joined the virtual meeting from their own computers. The students received a range of gifts, including a new TV, Air Jordan sneakers, virtual music lessons, and necessities like clothing and bedsheets.
“HC Brands, for the more than 65 years of its operations, has had many Terry Parker alumni help us grow our company, including its owners. It’s great to give back to the local community and help kids in need,” says Bryan Croft, Owner and CEO of HC Brands.
The partnership with Communities In Schools is just one of many relationships that HC brands has with the Jacksonville community. “Giving back is one of our core disciplines, and a philanthropic pulse will always be at the heart of our company,” says Croft.
In September, HC Brands also organized a back-to-school drive for Communities In Schools of Jacksonville.
About Communities in Schools
Since 1990, Communities in Schools of Jacksonville has helped more than 110,000 students. Many of their students face serious challenges, from hunger to homelessness. The Communities In Schools staff works inside and outside the classroom to help these students find new paths to success through case management, literacy tutoring, and afterschool programs.
About HC Brands
Since 1954, HC Brands, formerly Holmes Stamp & Sign, has provided essential business products to Jacksonville, FL, but in recent years has grown into a leading e-commerce provider of personalized products ranging from stamps to tumblers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, with 10 web stores and additional distribution centers in Austin, TX, and Salem, MA, HC Brands continues to expand. Visit www.hcbrands.com for more information.