Toys“R”Us® Children’s Fund donates $1 million to the Hamilton Education Program

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to support children and families – which includes serving as champions of play for kids of all ages – today (October 16, 2017) the Toys“R”Us® Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., announced it has donated $1 million to the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam). The donation provides thousands of high school students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the hit musical HAMILTON through an innovative education program that focuses on history and the performing arts.

Over the course of several weeks, nearly 25,000 Title 1 high school students in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, will learn the past is far from boring. During the program, kids will see history through a new lens by studying Alexander Hamilton and nation’s Founding Fathers, and by creating their own performance, such as an original song, spoken word or rap piece. Toys“R”Us worked closely with the EduHam team – co-founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – to ensure its donation would give each student a show-stopping final curtain call in their HAMILTON journey: the opportunity to experience the musical first-hand, in their hometown.

“At Toys“R”Us, kids are our number one priority – whether they’re just a few weeks old, or in this case, walking the halls of high school,” said Dave Brandon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “We’re honored to support this five-year program and the thousands of students and teachers involved because we believe in the power that HAMILTON and EduHam has to help students flourish – giving them a much-needed artistic and educational outlet, while making history fun.”

“I am grateful for Toys“R”Us and its very generous gift to allow thousands of students across the U.S. the opportunity to study the Founding Fathers of our country through the Hamilton Education Program,” said HAMILTON creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Without support like this, we would not be able to share this impactful program with these students. #Eduham continues to be one of my greatest joys in creating HAMILTON. “

To read more about the program, please visit

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Charitable Giving at Toys“R”Us
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is a global partner in philanthropic programs that advocate for the safety and happiness of all children. The company places a strong focus on partners and programs that provide basic necessities and opportunities for children in-need. Together with its charitable arm, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, Toys“R”Us has contributed more than $230 million to changing the lives of children around the globe.

Founded in 1994 by philanthropists Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the leading American history nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 education. With a focus on primary sources, the Gilder Lehrman Institute illuminates the stories, people and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history. Through a diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program (#eduham), the Gilder Lehrman Institute provides opportunities for nearly two million students, 30,000 teachers and 14,000 schools worldwide.

For information on The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, visit and

Source: Toys“R”Us, Inc.

MANGO launches new shirt collection to raise fund for Fero Cancer Research Foundation

The fashion chain is to sell five different models in twenty countries worldwide which include messages of support and hope for cancer sufferers

Barcelona, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — To commemorate International Breast Cancer Day on 19 October, MANGO has put on sale five different models of t-shirts, created in collaboration with the Fero Cancer Research Foundation, in over 600 stores in twenty countries worldwide.

These t-shirts, 3 for women and 2 for men, in addition to a tote bag, feature messages of optimism accompanied by the iconic pink ribbon as a symbol of support to all cancer sufferers.

All profits from the sales of the t-shirts and bags, retailing at 15.99 and 12.99 euros, respectively, in the Spanish market, will be donated to the Foundation.

Fero and MANGO have already collaborated successfully in solidarity initiatives in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


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Source: Mango

Auntie Anne’s® partners for the sixth year with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research

Auntie Anne’s® partners for the sixth year with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research


LANCASTER, Pa., 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, is partnering for the sixth year with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to help fund childhood cancer research. From today (July 17th, 2017) through Sunday, September 10, 2017, fans of Auntie Anne’s can give the gift of hope by purchasing a pretzel ribbon for $1 to show their support in the fight to end childhood cancer. One hundred percent of proceeds from the pretzel ribbons will be donated to ALSF.

Since the onset of the brand’s relationship with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2011, the unique pretzel ribbons have made a difference: together, Auntie Anne’s and ALSF have raised more than $3.1 million to help fund life-saving research, resulting in more than 62,000 cancer research hours. Guests who purchase a pretzel ribbon will receive a coupon for $1 off their next Auntie Anne’s purchase as a thank you. In an effort to amplify contributions, Auntie Anne’s will donate an additional $1 every time a fan shares a picture of their pretzel ribbon on social media using #auntieannes4ALSF.

“For the past six years, Auntie Anne’s has been honored to partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and support their mission to raise funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer,” said Heather Neary, president of Auntie Anne’s. “From the very beginning, our founder, ‘Auntie’ Anne Beiler, said caring for others was the purpose of Auntie Anne’s. That statement still rings true today. We’re proud to continue our support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the dream of its founder, Alex Scott, to end childhood cancer.”

Auntie Anne’s and ALSF share a similar history. Both started as single stands in southeastern Pennsylvania, and against impossibly long odds, grew to become international ventures with millions of dedicated supporters. Working together, they hope to raise more than $550,000 this summer to fight childhood cancer.

To find an Auntie Anne’s location near you and purchase a pretzel ribbon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, please visit

About Auntie Anne’s®:

With over 1,700 locations in 48 states and more than 25 countries, Auntie Anne’s mixes and twists batter, then bakes pretzels to a golden brown perfection all day long in full view of mouth-watering guests. Auntie Anne’s can be found in malls and outlet centers, as well as in non-traditional spaces including universities, airports, Walmarts, travel plazas, military bases, and food trucks. Or you can follow your nose! For more information, visit, or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To receive the latest offers – including a free pretzel for your birthday – download the My Pretzel Perks app.

Source: Auntie Anne’s


Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation


Seattle, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is partnering with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to spread a simple message – be kind.

Starting tomorrow (June 13), Starbucks will donate 25 cents from each one of its colorful Cups of Kindness beverages sold at participating Starbucks® stores in the United States and Canada through June 19 to Born This Way Foundation. Funds raised will go toward programs that support youth wellness and empowerment by fostering kindness, improving mental health resources, and creating more positive environments.

“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”

Cups of Kindness Collection

The new Starbucks Cups of Kindness collection features four vivid iced beverages hand-picked by Lady Gaga, including the new Matcha Lemonade and Violet Drink. The refreshing, nondairy drinks come in a rainbow of colors and are all under 150 calories for a grande size.

“I adore the entire collection and I instantly fell in love with the Matcha Lemonade,” she said.

New Matcha Lemonade:  This vibrant green drink is made with finely ground Teavana® matcha green tea, combined with crisp lemonade then shaken with ice to create a refreshingly sweet, delicious drink.

New Violet Drink: The sweet blackberries and tart hibiscus of Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage swirl together with creamy coconutmilk and ice, creating a refreshing (and violet-hued) sip.

Ombré Pink Drink: A refreshing beverage that combines light, fruity Cool Lime Starbucks Refreshers™ Beverage with cool, creamy coconutmilk and a splash of Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea and a lime wheel, for a bright burst of hibiscus notes.

Pink Drink: A light and refreshing beverage that features the sweet strawberry flavors of Strawberry Acai Refreshers with accents of passion fruit and acai combined with coconutmilk, and topped with a scoop of strawberries. Included in Cups of Kindness collection in United States only.

“Over the years we’ve admired the amazing work that Lady Gaga has led through Born This Way Foundation,” said Holly Hinton, director of Music and Artist Programming. “We are proud to introduce the Cups of Kindness collection to raise awareness and fund the Foundation’s efforts to spread kindness, support youth and make the world a better place.”

One program that will benefit from the Cups of Kindness initiative is Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness, a platform featuring stories of kindness as documented by young people from around the United States. These youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, have been recruited to identify and document the acts of generosity, compassion, and acceptance that shape communities.

Starbucks has committed to a minimum $250,000 contribution to Born This Way Foundation.


Phone: 206 318 7100

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


PHILIPPINES: Felicidad T. Sy Foundation to fund the construction of sports center at Philippine Cultural College’s Quezon City campus

PHILIPPINES: Felicidad T. Sy Foundation to fund the construction of sports center at Philippine Cultural College’s Quezon City campus


Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-May-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support of education and sports development, The Felicidad T. Sy Foundation (Foundation) of SM matriarch Felicidad T. Sy has signed an agreement with the Philippine Cultural College (PCC) for the construction of a 600-square meter sports center to be located at PCC’s Quezon City campus.

The Foundation has donated PHP50 million to fund the development of the sports center, the construction of which will commence in the next few months this year. To be named “Felicidad Tan Sy Sports Center”, the facility will house state-of-the-art sports equipment to be used solely for educational purposes and is targeted for completion before the year ends.

PCC, formerly Philippine Cultural High School, was established on June 27, 1923 and is the first and oldest Chinese-Filipino secondary school in the country. It offers pre-school, grade school, junior and senior high school programs that emphasize the teaching of English, Filipino, Mandarin, mathematics, science, and information technology. In 2008, it started offering college education, making it a complete educational system.

PCC currently has three campuses located in Manila, Caloocan City, and Quezon City. The Manila campus is a six-story building at 1253 Jose Abad Santos Street in Tondo, Manila. The Caloocan campus is at 175 8th Avenue Extension, Grace Park, Caloocan City. Both campuses offer pre-school, grade school, junior and senior high school programs. The Quezon City campus, constructed through the concerted efforts and generosity of PCC alumni, houses the College Department of the PCC system. The Quezon City campus is located at 46 D. Tuazon corner M. Cuenco Sr. streets, Quezon City.

Existing facilities at these campuses include libraries, instructional media centers, internet and computer laboratories, speech laboratories, science rooms, audio-visual rooms and auditoriums, basketball gymnasiums and other sports facilities, kitchens and hotel rooms, and a student cooperative store.

The Felicidad T. Sy Foundation is focused on spiritual development and promoting Catholic living in the community. Its programs support the restoration and building of Catholic churches, provide SM employees spiritual programs and care for church leaders and ministers through various special projects among others.

Source: SM Investments Corporation