If your company is exhibiting at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas in January, here’s an opportunity for you to make a big difference to local schoolchildren: donate your leftover samples after the show. Volunteers from Kids In Need Foundation will be collecting products and samples when the show closes on Friday, January 18, to be used by low-income schools in Las Vegas’ Clark County School District.
Products of nearly every kind are acceptable, from pens, markers and t-shirts to plush toys, awards and recognition items, drinkware, magnets, buttons, ribbons, stickers, bags, clocks and watches, desk and office products, electronics, calendars, games, toys and business accessories.
This year’s PPAI Expo marks the fifth time PPAI has opened its show to the group to collect product donations. Last year the retail value of products collected was calculated at more than $48,000. Forms and instructions will be distributed to every booth before the show opens; extra forms will be available at the Kids In Need table at the show entrances on Levels 1 and 2 or at PPAI Resource Headquarters, Booth #1049.
Exhibitors should turn in a donation form and pick up labels for their boxes by noon on Friday, January 18. Then, attach the provided label to each box or stack and leave products in the booth for volunteers to collect.
PPAI is especially grateful to Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: BODEK) for its generous donation of t-shirts that will be worn by the Kids In Need volunteers and to Blue Star Graphics & Design (UPIC: BLUSTAR) for decorating the shirts.
Kids In Need also accepts donations year-round through its website at www.kinf.org.