Parcel Plus Franchisees Donate $2,000 to Help Adults with Disabilities

Donation Can Be Doubled With Public’s Help

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 9, 2016--Annex Brands, Inc, on behalf of its Parcel Plus franchisees and other brands in its shipping businesses, presented a $2,000 check to Partnerships With Industry (PWI), a Mission Valley (San Diego) based organization which provides skill building and jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.
The donation has the opportunity to be doubled to $4,000 by an anonymous donor if PWI raises an additional $10,500 by March 31, 2016.  Those interested in learning more about PWI and donating can visit the organization’s website,

“At our recent national convention, we wanted to use the critical mass of having our 400+ franchisees in one place to do something good for a charity,” said Steve Goble, Vice President of Marketing Communications for Annex Brands.  “Their generosity funded this donation to a very valuable organization.”

Founded in 1985, PWI has helped over 12,500 adults turn intellectual or developmental disabilities into abilities to work, gain greater independence, and achieve more confidence.  PWI places its clients into jobs in the hotel and food service industries, warehouse fulfillment, product assembly, and more.

“We use PWI to assemble the marketing kits sent to our franchisees each month,” said Goble.  The speed, quality, and cost can’t be beat, making this a great fit for both our organizations.” Mark Berger, CEO of Partnerships With Industry said, “Annex Brands has been a long-time customer of PWI, providing work for our clients for over 15 years.  We love working with Annex Brands, Parcel Plus, and all their brands.”

Berger said the funds will help source and create jobs for PWI’s clients as the organization seeks to grow its service to these special adults, and educate the community of the importance of hiring these  motivated and capable individuals.

For more information about PWI, visit their website at

About Annex Brands and Parcel Plus
Annex Brands, Inc. is the franchisor of Parcel Plus, PostalAnnex+, AIM Mail Centers,
Sunshine Pack & Ship, Navis Pack & Ship, Handle With Care Packaging Store, and
Annex Copy Center.  Located in the Mission Valley community of San Diego, Annex Brands has been providing business ownership opportunities since 1985. 

Its franchisees offer business services such as private mailbox rental, notary public service, shipping via UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL, copy service, freight shipping of large, awkward, high-value, or fragile items, custom packing solutions through individually tailored wooden crates, cartons, and more.  For more information on the company, visit

About Partnerships With Industry
Partnerships with Industry (PWI) was founded in 1985 to provide adults with intellectual or development disabilities with opportunities in employment.  The company’s mission is to successfully create win-win partnerships between San Diego County businesses and adults with disabilities who want to work.   The organizations places adults in jobs in the hospitality, food-service, product assembly, groundskeeping, janitorial, office support, document destruction, and more.  For more information on Partnerships With Industry, visit

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