Millcraft Brings Home a Win at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve patient, Al and Millcraft employee, Theresa enjoying the tailgate.

Millcraft, a distributor and converter of fine commercial paper and envelopes, kicked off its 2016 holiday season by donating time and funds to non-profit organizations through its “buy & give” copy paper purchasing program. The team recently stopped by David Simpson Hospice House to present a check donation to Hospice of the Western Reserve for $15,000, along with lunch.

Millcraft employees, patients and their families, all joined together for a tailgate party, bringing a natural sense of camaraderie to the Sunday afternoon. The team brought in goodies from local bakeries, their own kitchens and a full pizza buffet to enjoy, going room to room to invite patients and their visitors to “tailgate” with them.

Al, a patient at the David Simpson House, was eager to join in on the fun and had his bed wheeled out to the main lobby so that he could watch the game on the “big TV” with Millcraft employees. Throughout the day, over 50 people gathered around, watching the game and reveling in moments of normalcy, sitting side by side watching the game together, snacking on pizza.

“Even though the Cleveland Browns lost the game, it was a huge win for the hospice patients who came out of their rooms (even while staying in their bed) and watched the game together with volunteers, jeering and cheering as each play was called,” said Genevieve Costanzo, Senior Development Officer at Hospice of the Western Reserve. “We are so privileged to help patients and families live each moment to the fullest.”

Scott Eisenmann, Regional Manager at Millcraft noted how much his team enjoyed spending time with the patients:

“We all had a wonderful time and are glad we can help in any way. It made such an impact on all of us to be able to be on site and meet everyone. Members of the team called it the ‘highlight of their holiday season’ and said it showed the ‘true spirit of Christmas’.

Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, The Millcraft Paper Company is an independently-owned, fourth-generation merchant serving the professional paper, packaging and graphic arts industries.  As the leading Midwest-based distributor of printing and office papers and forms, envelopes, packaging, and graphic design products, the Millcraft service platform has 17 sales and retail distribution locations in 14 cities.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017