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D&H DISTRIBUTING HELPS MOBILIZE PARTICIPANTS FOR MACY's "BELIEVE" CAMPAIGN, BENEFITTING LOCAL MAKE-A-WISH®

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H DISTRIBUTING HELPS MOBILIZE PARTICIPANTS FOR MACY's "BELIEVE" CAMPAIGN, BENEFITTING LOCAL MAKE-A-WISH®

- D&H, Macy's Camp Hill, and Three Harrisburg Area School Districts Came Together to Support Macy's Holiday Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley -

HARRISBURG, PA - December 4, 2020 - D&H Distributing, a national technology provider and one of Harrisburg's largest employers, participated in Macy's Believe holiday letter-writing campaign, which benefits the Make-A-Wish® organization. Employee co-owners from D&H's Harrisburg offices contributed hundreds of "Letters to Santa" for the program, collected since spring of this year. The distributor coordinated with Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley and recruited three local school districts (Central Dauphin School District, Harrisburg Academy, and Harrisburg School District) to deliver a collective batch of letters to Macy's Capital City Mall in Camp Hill, PA, on December 3.

D&H Distributing's Co-Presidents Michael Schwab (L) and Dan Schwab deliver "Letters to Santa" at Macy's Camp Hill to benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, part of the Macy's Believe holiday fundraiser.

D&H Distributing's Co-Presidents Michael Schwab (L) and Dan Schwab deliver "Letters to Santa" at Macy's Camp Hill to benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, part of the Macy's Believe holiday fundraiser.

For the annual Macy's Believe campaign, the department store typically donates $1 to Make-A-Wish for each letter submitted to the program nationwide. However, Macy's doubled its donation to $2 per letter for this initiative to commemorate National Believe Week, which began November 29. The celebratory (yet socially distanced) curbside letter drop-off event in Camp Hill was attended by Co-Presidents Michael Schwab and Dan Schwab of D&H, plus executives from Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley; and representatives from the contributing school districts. Funds from this effort support life-changing wishes for children with serious illnesses.

The joint effort came about when D&H Distributing conducted a "Letters to Santa in Spring" campaign, designed to engage families and children of D&H team members who were stuck at home during the pandemic. Members of D&H's Work from Home Engagement Teams and its D&H Cares staff-run charity foundation revived the campaign in November to generate additional letters. D&H and Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley coordinated their efforts, since this organization has a history of participation in the Macy's Believe campaign. D&H Co-President Dan Schwab and members of the D&H Cares Team then reached out to several local school districts to broaden the scope of this initiative throughout the community.

D&H is happy to partner once again with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley for this venture. Late in 2019, D&H committed to help identify sponsors for a year's worth of wishes for this organization's "Wish Kids" throughout Dauphin County, where the D&H headquarters is located.

"As a major presence in the Harrisburg business sector for 70-plus years, D&H is dedicated to giving back to the city we call home. We want to help promote the health and wellness of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues, collaborating to support positive causes, especially during this unique year," said D&H's Dan Schwab. "D&H and its employee co-owners are honored to continue our rewarding relationships with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, and with school districts throughout Harrisburg. Working with them lifts our spirits."

"In 2020, we learned that the Harrisburg area is resilient and strong. D&H was honored to bring together our local school districts, working with Macy's stores to deliver some extra joy and comfort to the children of Make-A-Wish," said D&H's Michael Schwab. "We're thrilled to celebrate National Believe Week with them, and we look forward to spearheading similar activities with our partners in this community."

D&H was named #103 on the 2020 Forbes List of America's Largest Private Companies, announced in late November. The distributor is the fifth-highest organization from Pennsylvania on that roster. It has been heavily involved in service to its community, which also included a December donation to fund a new portable defibrillator for a Harrisburg area police department.

"D&H has been a terrific partner," said Dennis J. Heron, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. "The company has made a long-term commitment to help us instill hope and happiness in the lives of the families we support. We're grateful to D&H for helping to mobilize partners in several Harrisburg school districts, and to the many D&H team and family members who embraced this letter writing project."

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About D&H Distributing

D&H Distributing believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success, delivering superior engagement experiences to its community of partners and employee co-owners. The company continues to build upon its 100-year-old culture, providing a wealth of partner enablement resources, multi-market expertise, and consultative services. D&H maintains a focus on independent VAR and MSP partners, expanding their competencies in areas such as cloud services, ProAV, collaboration, UCC, mobility, and server networks across a range of markets. Its value proposition includes highly-lauded training opportunities and partner engagement events, dedicated Solutions Specialists, certifications, professional marketing resources, and an expanding digital Cloud Marketplace.

One of Harrisburg's largest employers, the distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the US and Brampton, Ontario, in Canada with warehouses in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Call D&H at (800) 877-1200, visit www.dandh.com, or follow the distributor's Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter feeds, https://www.facebook.com/DandHDistributing/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/dandhdistributing/, and @dandh.

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