Hillman Raises $400K+ for Nurses

on October 11, 2023

CINCINNATI, October 11, 2023 –Hillman Solutions Corp., a leading provider of hardware products and merchandising solutions, is pleased to announce that during its three-year partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, more than $400,500 was raised to benefit nurses who were on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

In Spring 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, Hillman reached out to the American Nurses Foundation to help registered nurses during the unprecedented time. Hillman had successfully been running a Superhero home and office key campaign, featuring popular superheroes like Black Panther, the Avengers and Spiderman. Hillman presented the idea of adding a key to the Superhero campaign featuring the real-life healthcare heroes working relentlessly to keep people safe and healthy. The nurse depicted on the key is the daughter of a Hillman employee following one of her long shifts taking care of COVID patients. 

It was then decided that for every nurse key purchased, 10% of the sales would be donated to the American Nurses Foundation. Individual donations were also accepted through Hillman’s 7,000 Minute Key kiosk locations in retail stores throughout the United States.

The public responded with overwhelming support. From June of 2020 to July of 2023 more than $400,500 was raised on behalf of the American Nurses Foundation. A large portion of that money went toward providing direct financial assistance grants to thousands of nurses in 2020 and 2021. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of additional nurses continue to access vital and complimentary mental health and well-being resources today thanks to the proceeds from the Superhero Key donation campaign.

“At Hillman, we are committed to making a long-lasting impact in the communities in which we do business, and giving back is a key component of that,” Hillman President and CEO Doug Cahill said. "We created this nurse key out of a deep appreciation for the nurses providing lifesaving care during an unprecedented time and are thrilled to see the success of our three-year partnership with the American Nurses Foundation. Thank you to all who contributed to this outstanding cause by purchasing our nurse key. Contributions like this are how we build a better, brighter future for us all.”

“The American Nurses Foundation is extremely grateful for the ongoing partnership and support of the Hillman Group,” American Nurses Foundation Executive Director Kate Judge said. “I acknowledge Doug Cahill and his staff, on behalf of the 5.2+ million registered nurses we serve, for the extremely generous contributions they have provided over the past three years. Thank you for not only supporting nurses during a time of need, but for lifting them up as heroes.”

About Hillman Solutions Corp.
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman Solutions Corp. (“Hillman”) and its subsidiaries are leading North American providers of complete hardware solutions, delivered with outstanding customer service to over 40,000 locations. Hillman designs innovative product and merchandising solutions for complex categories that deliver an outstanding customer experience to home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and OEM & industrial customers. Leveraging its leading distribution and sales network, Hillman delivers a “small business” experience with “big business” efficiency. For more information on Hillman, visit www.hillmangroup.com.