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ABC Distributing offers a broad selection of merchandise to consumers through seasonal catalogs and a strong online presence. Those seeking discounts may visit ABCDistributing.com; click on the Online Only Specials icon to see the newest products on sale.
Recently, ABC Distributing offered a variety of household items among its specials, including a set of two sink caddies for $5.95, a scrolled wall lamp for $29.95, and a multicolored metal wall sculpture for $12.95. For children, the site featured an inflatable art easel for less than $20 and a digital camera for under $11. Those seeking entertainment may enjoy playing cards featuring National Football League logos and dice or a set of dominoes. Other specials included a Mr. Potato Head Elvis and Mickey Mouse-shaped birthstone earrings. To see products currently available at discounted rates, visit the website; each week, the company adds to or changes the selection.
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Veteran business-to-business and business-to-consumer merchandiser ABC Distributing has served clients for more than 50 years. The company provides a wide range of high-quality goods both online and in a series of seasonal catalogues to individuals and businesses around the country. In addition to a strong reputation for quality merchandise and customer service, ABC Distributing maintains a deep commitment to community service and workplace fitness initiatives, including participating in the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation 7th Annual Kendall County ‘Sweetness’ 5K & 8K Run/Walk and the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in 2011. The company encourages workplace fitness in order to support the benefits that its employees have reaped from the programs.
In addition to our charitable endeavors, ABC Distributing made an effort to support workplace fitness by participating in several local running events in 2011. Encouraging a group engagement with fitness in the office offers employees a range of benefits, including stress reduction, positivity, confidence, and goal setting experience.
Through these fitness programs, ABC Distributing has demonstrated a dedication to its employees, not only in the office but throughout their lives by fostering an environment where health and wellness are highly valued. In recent years, fitness experts have increasingly warned of the dangers of a sedentary âoffice workerâ lifestyle. Experts have also found that fitness and exercise can improve office performance, help avoid illness, and spark creativity and energy during the day.
One of the best ways a company can encourage friendly competition and employee fitness is to model it as a serious priority, often through official participation in athletic events like the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge or a local running event. Encouraging wellness among employees brings many benefits not just for those individuals but for the company as a whole in the form of a feeling of unity, increased energy, and positive mood changes.
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.
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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 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.
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.
One of the most recognizable names in charitable giving, The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization that meets a wide range of human needs. In addition to its well-known housing and shelter services, The Salvation Army also sponsors programs such as disaster relief, youth camps, locating missing persons, and combating human trafficking. As a charitable organization, The Salvation Army owes much of its success to its expansive network of volunteers and individuals who provide valuable contributions in all forms. Here is a quick overview of the many ways to support The Salvation Army.
Give Frequent Flier Miles
Through various programs with major airlines such as United and Delta, people can donate their air miles to The Salvation Army, which uses them to move volunteer personnel around the country in the wake of natural disasters and other emergencies. The United Airlines Charity Miles Program, one of the many ways people can donate their frequent flier miles, successfully reunited a needy family with a father dying of cancer. Through its partnership with the Delta SkyWish Program, The Salvation Army has reunited military families and moved emergency medical supplies to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Donate an Automobile
The Salvation Army frequently accepts donations in the form of cars, boats, and other vehicles. Thanks to the generous donations of individuals across the country, The Salvation Army uses the vehicles in its Adult Rehabilitation Centers, which assist individuals affected by alcohol and drug addiction in getting back on their feet.
For those who lack the financial means to donate or simply wish to contribute their time, The Salvation Army welcomes all volunteers to assist in accomplishing its mission of “Doing the Most Good.” In the year 2010 alone, more than 3.4 million individuals volunteered their talents, resources, and time in a variety of capacities. Through its Volunteer Match program, The Salvation Army pairs volunteers with the opportunities that best fit their interests and capabilities.
One of the most classic ways to give, monetary contributions play an integral role in the operations of The Salvation Army. Interested individuals can donate in a variety of ways, including The Salvation Army website and the red collection tins displayed during the holiday season.
To learn more about ways to contribute to The Salvation Army, visit the website at www.salvationarmyusa.org.
About the Author
For more than 50 years, ABC Distributing, a merchandise retailer based in Chicago, has provided top quality products and customer service. A longtime supporter of The Salvation Army and its various programs, ABC Distributing participated in the 2011 Angel Tree program, which supports children in need during the holiday season. For more information on ABC Distributing, visit the website at www.abcdistributing.com.