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ABC Distributing: Five Decades of Customer Service

Providing electronics, books, toys, housewares, and other high-quality products to consumers for over 50 years, ABC Distributing serves individuals and businesses throughout the United States. ABC Distributing provides information below about the company’s history and its plans to continue achieving success in the future.

Q: The company dates back more than five decades. How did it get started?

A: ABC Distributing began as a family-owned business and continues to operate as such. The business has headquarters in Bannockburn, Illinois, and maintains the primary goals of excellent customer service and quality product delivery.

Q: How does ABC Distributing set itself apart from others with regard to customer service?

A: Because all companies boast about customer service, ABC Distributing takes steps to make sure its customer service guarantee does not amount to empty words. First and foremost, the company offers a complete refund to any customer who is not fully satisfied with the products or the service. Secondly, ABC maintains a massive distribution center from which all of the products are efficiently shipped. This helps calculate how quickly a customer can expect to receive each order.

Q: Where can customers learn more about the company and its services?

A: ABC Distributing invites everyone to visit www.abcdistributing.com. On the website, visitors can read more about the business’ history and browse general and seasonal catalogs at their leisure.

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Posted February 9, 2013 by ABC Distributing in Uncategorized

Books for America Assists Children and Adults without Advantages by ABC Distributing

Nationally known consumer and gift products catalog company ABC Distributing partners with a number of nonprofit organizations that assist children and families, and none is engaged in more important work than Books for America. The group channels donations of used and new books, recorded music, movies, and computers to Washington, D.C.-area schools and other institutions that serve people in need.

With only a small budget and staff of seven, Books for America promotes literacy by providing children with the sense of pride that comes from owning their first books. The group also donates books and learning materials to shelters and prisons to assist adults interested in improving their lives, and through its bookstore, Books for America benefits community agencies by sharing the proceeds from the sale of overflow items provided by supporters.

Recently, Books for America contributed some 10,000 novels to a local parks and recreational agency to expand adults’ literacy skills. It also gave more than 4,000 books to a Virginia correctional center and hundreds more to a local nursing home facility. Elementary and charter schools in underserved areas have also been able to expand their students’ worlds thanks to books from the organization. On account of this and his group’s other inspiring work, Books for America’s founder received a recent honor from the Washington, D.C., chapter of Reach Out and Read.

About the Author: Family-owned ABC Distributing is proud to have participated in book drives that benefitted Books for America. The company encourages its customers to support book donation and literacy efforts in their own communities.

Posted February 7, 2013 by ABC Distributing in Uncategorized

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A Brief Overview and History of the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation

Dedicated to serve the Chicago community in as many ways as possible, Aurora’s ABC Distributing has long been a sponsor of the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, which provides support to underserved children and families throughout the region. Founded in 1998 by now-deceased NFL great Walter “Sweetness” Payton and his wife, Connie, the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation was formed to aggregate the Payton family’s many charitable activities in and around Chicago Since then, the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation has gone on to donate a wide range of material support and social services to underprivileged children, directly through the foundation and via such events as the Chicago Marathon.

 

Among its annual programs, the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation host a Back-to-School Supply Drive, a Holiday Giving Program, and the Kendall County “Sweetness” 5K & 8K Run/Walk, now in its seventh year. ABC Distributing has been proud to take part in these and other events.

Posted January 21, 2013 by ABC Distributing in Uncategorized

A Brief Overview of the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

Presented by ABC Distributing

With headquarters in Illinois, ABC Distributing participates in several local chambers of commerce, including those in Lincolnshire and Aurora. ABC Distributing serves an array of clients through its website, offering a diverse selection of merchandise, including home goods, fashion, and toys.

The Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce operates with three primary mandates: local business advocacy, information and education, and business expansion.

Members enjoy numerous benefits, such as promotional opportunities, networking events, member discounts, and the ability to utilize the Chamber logo. In addition, they may participate in professional development functions, such as seminars, committees, luncheons, and a young professionals group. The Chamber staff also keeps the members informed about legislative activity that may affect them. The staff maintains the website and sends a monthly newsletter. Additionally, the Chamber sponsors several events each year, including the Taste of Lincolnshire, a golf outing, and various expositions. The young professionals also meet regularly.

ABC Distributing: The Lake County Haven

ABC Distributing offers a tremendous variety of merchandise on www.abcdistributing.com. In addition to their daily work, the company’s employees support a number of local nonprofits, including a women’s shelter, Lake County Haven, in Lake County, Illinois. Throughout the year, ABC Distributing donates food to the organization.

Lake County Haven serves women and children. The organization offers an exit route to those experiencing domestic violence or facing homelessness. Some of the residents have also battled substance abuse. Founded 20 years ago, the shelter has helped at least 750 individuals to date. In the majority of cases, the women have moved on to the next stages of their lives.

To assist women and children in progressing to independent living, Lake County Haven offers several programs. Participants may begin in the Transitional Shelter Program and move to the Transitional Housing Program. Intensive Case Management supports those seeking to address major challenges on an ongoing basis.

Lake County Haven accepts online donations and checks sent through the mail to its Libertyville post office box. To learn more about the shelter, visit LakeCountyHaven.org.

Posted December 4, 2012 by ABC Distributing in Uncategorized

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ABC Distributing Presents: An Overview of Walter Payton

During his lifetime, Walter Payton was celebrated among sports fans for his football prowess and incredible career. After his passing in 1999, the world knew him for his generosity and charitable contributions as well.

Born in Mississippi in 1954, Payton rose through the NFL to become one of the sport’s most celebrated running backs, earning Player of the Year and MVP awards in 1977 during his time playing for the Chicago Bears. Over the course of his career, he racked up 16,726 rushing yards and 110 touchdowns, earning him the rank of all-time leader in combined net and running yards. Known as “Sweetness,” Payton played 186 consecutive games, only missing one game during his rookie years.

Near the end of his life, Payton was diagnosed with a progressive liver disease. Bile duct cancer claimed his life in early November of 1999. Before he passed, Payton and his wife, Connie, appealed to the world for greater awareness of the need for organ donations. Payton, already a hero in Chicago, generated tremendous response for the cause. Following his death, the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation continued his work, holding charitable events such as the Sweetness Run and school supply donations for children.

Sports fans will always remember Payton’s incredible career achievements, such as leading the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl XX victory. The world will remember him for his generosity and kindness.

About ABC Distributing
A business-to-business merchandiser, ABC Distributing has provided products ranging from electronics and toys to housewares, books, and other high-quality goods for over 50 years. ABC Distributing participates in a number of charity organizations and recently took part in the Sweetness Run, participating in 5K and 8K distances.

ABC Distributing Discusses Corporate Social Responsibility (2/2)

In a previous article, we described how corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to increase nationwide. In this installment, we consider the impact of company ownership and firm size in philanthropy.

Overall, private companies may explore charitable giving with greater ease, because they do not have to vet proposed projects before masses of shareholders. A private enterprise may support causes that its owners believe in, regardless of whether those causes directly align with the business’ purpose. Just as companies vary greatly in their lines of business, so do the types of nonprofits that organizations support.

In the case of ABC Distributing, employees assist a number of local charities, including a women’s shelter, The Salvation Army, and nonprofits focused on children. Each summer, ABC Distributing staffers collect school supplies for young people and donate them through the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation.

The size of an organization can also impact CSR. As companies grow, their leaders may decide to establish foundations to support philanthropic pursuits. They may also create more formal and strategic giving plans.