Community Involvement at Hallmark

Hallmark VolunteersCaring about others is embedded in Hallmark’s culture. That’s evident in our products and clear in the many ways our company and employees care about their communities, through philanthropy as well as the time and talent of employee volunteers.

Financial donations from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, funded from the company’s profits, support agencies and programs primarily in Kansas City and the cities and towns that are home to our facilities.

Product donations include paper plates, cups and napkins to disaster-relief efforts and food banks, cards to organizations serving the military, and a range of items – $12 million wholesale value in 2013 – to several large non-profit organizations that can sort, store and redistribute them to other non-profits. 

Employees’ volunteer service may be our most valuable demonstration of caring. In 2013, Hallmark employees gave 48,000 hours of their time to community service.

Where possible we combine all three – financial grants, products and enthusiastic volunteers – in support of the needs of children and families, arts and culture, and human service infrastructure and civic assets in our hometown communities, as well as support of the military.  

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Fun Fact

Eighteen-year-old entrepreneur J.C. Hall founded Hallmark in 1910 with little more than two shoeboxes full of postcards. Read more about J.C. Hall.