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work at home, if you’re full-time in the promotional products industry and you work for a company in our industry, your children can apply for scholarships.” New to this year, Wright says PPEF is expanding its scholarship eligibility to include accredited trade schools. “We feel there are students who want to pursue a trade, and why shouldn’t we support their endeavor?” she says. And to get the word out there even more, PPEF has issued flyers in English, French and Spanish, so a more diverse group of employees can both spread the message and consider the opportunity for their children. In the future, PPEF aspires to open a Live Concert merchandise store, Wright says, and to invite former scholarship recipients to share their stories on-camera with concertgoers. The other side of the Live Concert Series entails charitable giving from interested donors, and Wright says that PPEF is working hard to connect with prospective companies to encourage their involvement and explain their options. She’s particularly dedicated to reigniting the Tomorrow Fund, which commits donors to one of six giving tiers under a six-year term and makes it possible for PPEF to ensure future scholarships. Wright also notes the other giving options, which include the Named Scholarships, where companies can recognize their standout employees or create a long-lasting legacy in memory of an industry icon. “PPEF makes a positive impact by bringing people together,” says Newell. “This platform also helps elevate talented musicians within our industry all in the name of creating a better future for our children. PPEF exemplifies what makes this industry so special.” Renda is a New York Metropolitan-area freelance writer and a former associate editor at PPAI. • The next concert is being held on Wednesday, September 7 at 3:45 PM CT. Register for the concert here: https://www.ppef.us/live/. • To watch the first PPEF Live Concert Series, visit https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=6mecdK08XT8. • For more on how to participate as musical talent, contact Nick Lateur at nick.lateur@hpgbrands.com. • For more on opportunities to volunteer with PPEF, contact sarab@ ppai.org or roni@thebookco.com. PPAI: 111248 | ASI: 35375 | SAGE: 50327 | UPIC: ACCENTS | DC:101273 www.americanaccents.com 888.287.7883 PERFECT FOR... ѭ 'TTPXYTWJX ѭ 8HMTTQ J[JSYX ѭ +ZSIWFNXJWX ѭ 9WFIJ XMT\X ѭ FSI RTWJ Looking for Bookmarks? ѭDigitally die cut; no additional fee ѭ20+ stock shapes to chose from ѭAvailable in 12/24 pt cardstock or Grip-It™ material ѭ1 or 2-side print available 50 piece minimums! ѭMade & printed in the USA | SEPTEMBER 2022 | 63 GROW