“Hilco Helps” serves as a Hilco Global worldwide initiative to support causes and not-for-profit organizations that help enhance the lives and maximize the potential of the world’s most important assets:  Human Assets. 


Through many Hilco Helps programs, the organization works to improve the lives of those in need (often children) in communities that are under served and require assistance to maximize their full potential.  Hilco Helps provides millions of dollars of support (through in-kind donations, direct donations, and marketing efforts/sponsorship) to non-profit groups doing outstanding work. In addition to direct financial support, the company’s employees donate time to relief efforts in disaster zones, churches, schools, etc. across the country, and offers internship opportunities to mentor and engage young people around the world

Hilco Helps 

Internships for Students Involved With Chicago’s Youth Guidance and All Stars DSY Programs

Each summer, Hilco Global hosts several summer job internships for some of Chicago’s most disadvantaged inner-city youth who are involved with Chicago’s Youth Guidance and All Stars DSY programs.

Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving about 11,000 youth in more than 80 Chicago Public Schools across the city of Chicago.  The specific and strategically developed delivery areas provided include, Counseling & Prevention; Community & Afterschool; and Youth Workforce Development programs.

All Stars Development School for Youth (DSY) allows inner-city teenagers to learn how to create a professional performance in partnership with corporate leaders. They experience the business world through a series of rigorous, high-level workshops and trainings where they learn to perform as professionals.  The students interact with business leaders from top companies at various workshops that train them in leadership and business including resume-writing, networking, public speaking and dressing professionally.

The Hilco Helps internship program works with students from both organizations and it is designed to provide these students with real-life job experience, by helping them build upon the skills learned in the Youth Guidance and All Star programs and giving them the tools they need that they may not otherwise have access to in order to break the cycle of poverty.

Hilco Global Donates Toys to Children and Families In Chicago

Hilco Helps donated thousands of toys to needy children in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.


Through a partnership with Cradles to Crayons Chicago, Hilco Helps was able to hand out a variety of toys and games across age levels.

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"We are thrilled to partner with Hilco Global and Chicago Public Library. Toys are not a nice-to-have, they are an essential need for a child’s learning and growth. Thanks to the Hilco Global toy donation, thousands of Chicago kids will have age-appropriate toys to call their own."

- Bernard Cherkasov, Executive Director of Cradles and Crayons

Hilco Global Partners with Cradles to Crayons to Distribute Toys to Needy Kids in Boston

Leaders from Hilco Global participated in Boston Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree lighting event by giving out toys to the children in attendance. The toy donation was part of Hilco Helps’ year-long toy giveaway to disadvantaged children in Chicago and Boston.

Hilco Global Rewards Kids from the Rahm Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge is a growing City of Chicago program aimed at helping kids keep their minds active during the summer months. To support this amazing cause and help motivate the young readers, Hilco Helps donated toys and books to the Chicago Public Library that were given away as rewards at the end of the summer to children who participated in the event.

Hilco Helpers – Working Together

Hilco Helpers

Hilco Global employees participate in several events throughout the year to raise funds and donate time to worthy causes. Hilco is a proud supporter of the annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and Cradles to Crayons Backpack-a-Thon both held in Chicago.

City Colleges of Chicago 

Hilco Global Announces Scholarship Program

Hilco Global is proud to announce that it has launched a scholarship program called Hilco Scholars. Under the program, Hilco will award a full scholarship for two years to two students in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood who agree to pursue a degree in a skilled trade program at one of the City Colleges of Chicago. For more information about this initiative, visit the program page: http://pages.ccc.edu/apply/hilco/

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