QVC and Peace Love World to raise fund this #GivingTuesday to benefit Nest

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s no better gift than giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, QVC is celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and its charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships as the first company to globally support #GivingTuesday. The video and ecommerce retailer will be offering a shirt created especially for QVC from Peace Love World, a line of inspirational women’s clothing. Sixty percent of the purchase price* of every shirt will benefit Nest, a global nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of women by supporting female artisans who might not have the resources they need to flourish.

“This Giving Tuesday, we are celebrating the women who embody the same tried and true spirit that we so value in our QVC entrepreneurs,” said Rachel Ungaro, vice president, fashion and beauty merchandising, QVC. “We are pleased to team up with Nest and Peace Love World, a budding, women-led enterprise spreading peace, love and happiness around the world, to support women as they forge their own futures and strengthen economies across the globe.”

To join the global celebration of generosity, shoppers can tune in to QVC or visit QVC.com and purchase the Peace Love World Give Love T-Shirt. Created especially for QVC, the shirt champions the universality of love by featuring the word in 16 different languages. In addition to the U.S., the shirt will also be available in QVC’s United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Italy markets. The proceeds from the purchase of the shirt contribute to the expansion of Nest’s remote learning center to reach 35,000 women; high-impact programming for six new artisan businesses in each of QVC’s six global markets; and leadership training and market immersion for six women business leaders.

“Nest is thrilled to receive the support of QVC this Giving Tuesday as we work towards our mission to empower artisan women in all corners of the world,” said Rebecca van Bergen, founder and executive director of Nest. “Our relationship with QVC demonstrates our shared commitment to creating increased economic opportunities for women by giving them access to the resources and training they need to succeed.”

Throughout the day, QVC will feature segments that highlight inspiring stories of those who have benefitted from the valuable resources provided by Nest. The creators of Nest and Peace Love World will also share how they made their respective passions a reality. QVC is asking shoppers to help spread the love by sharing a selfless selfie in the Peace Love World Give Love T-Shirt on social media by tagging QVC and using #GivingTuesday #unselfie.

November 29 also marks the launch of the full Peace Love World collection on QVC.com. The apparel line, which expresses positivity through powerful affirmations and imagery, blends luxury with coziness and includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants and more beginning at $29.50.

“I believe the journey of Peace Love World has molded me into the person I am today. I hope to give back by empowering women and helping them bring their passion to life, the way I have been able to,” said Alina Villasante, designer and founder of Peace Love World. “I strive to be an inspiration to my children and women throughout the world and show them dreams come true and hard work does pay off. QVC has provided me with the opportunity to inspire and share my message of peace, love and happiness with a large audience and I couldn’t have picked a better partner.”

The Peace Love World Give Love T-Shirt will be available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515

About QVC

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 360 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. *Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

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Kmart supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®; encourages shoppers to donate and join Kmart in wearing The Giving Hat™ on #GivingTuesday

Retailer welcomes social sharing with #TheGivingHat

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday, Dec. 1, people around the world will digitally unite in the name of generosity to celebrate #GivingTuesday. On this global day dedicated to giving back, Kmart is proud to show its continued support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, encouraging shoppers to donate to the cause and join Kmart associates nationwide in wearing The Giving Hat™ on the special day.

Kmart collaborated with St. Jude this year to design The Giving Hat™ – a new way to draw attention, heighten awareness and raise funds in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. One dollar from the sale of each $5 hat will be added to the millions of dollars Kmart stores are raising this holiday season for St. Jude.* The Giving Hat™ is available exclusively at all Kmart stores and online at kmart.com/stjude while supplies last.

Kmart is asking shoppers to show their support for St. Jude on #GivingTuesday by joining the conversation on social media and share a photo wearing the hat with the hashtag #TheGivingHat or make a donation via a link at Kmart.com/StJude.

“We are thrilled to see how well The Giving Hat™ has been received,” said Alasdair James, President and Chief Member Officer at Kmart. “#GivingTuesday embodies the spirit of Kmart, our associates and our members who are always looking for ways to give back to their communities. We pride ourselves on making giving fashionable every day of the week.”

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“Kmart continues to be a leader for our St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign and we are grateful for their unwavering commitment to the children of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The incredible support of their customers and associates allows us to keep my father’s founding promise that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food, because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This year, Kmart, in collaboration with St. Jude, designed and is selling The Giving Hat™ to raise additional funds and awareness for the lifesaving work happening at St. Jude.”

Over the last nine years, Kmart has been the top fundraiser for St. Jude, raising more than $76.7 million, which is enough to:

  • Fully operate St. Jude for more than a month; or
  • Provide more than 148,643 hours of physical therapy; or
  • Provide more than 7.6 million meals for St. Jude patients; or
  • Provide a full course of standard treatment for 180 children battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

In addition to The Giving Hat™, Kmart also offers an adorable holiday bear ornament. With each St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ornament purchased, Kmart will donate $1 to help St. Jude’s lifesaving mission.**

To view the moving digital video created to celebrate the launch of the hat, featuring several celebrities, including longtime Kmart ambassador and St. Jude supporter Jaclyn Smith, visit Kmart’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/3tYnrnmPk7I.

*Kmart will donate $1 from the sale of The Giving Hat to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalbetween Nov. 8 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $50,000 to St. Jude. 

**Through Dec. 24, 2015, Kmart is donating $1.00 from the in­ store or online purchase of each qualifying bear ornament to St. Jude, with a minimum donation of $50,000.

About Kmart
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmart.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.  Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on Dec. 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Hanover
Kmart PR
847-286-6080
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

Mary Ann Schoppman
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2742
MaryAnn.Schoppman@zenogroup.com

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Kmart supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®; encourages shoppers to donate and join Kmart in wearing The Giving Hat™ on #GivingTuesday

Kmart supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®; encourages shoppers to donate and join Kmart in wearing The Giving Hat™ on #GivingTuesday

Morrisons supports global day of charity giving #GivingTuesday

Bradford, England, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colleagues at Morrisons stores across the country are preparing to ‘Dress Festive for Sue Ryder’ in support of #GivingTuesday, a global day of charity giving which is being supported by the supermarket chain.

A range of brand new products will also be going on sale in Morrisons stores this Christmas to support the health and social care charity, which is the retailer’s national charity partner, including virtual gifts, cuddly toys and festive scratchcards.

It all kicks off on 1st December, when colleagues will be dusting off their Santa hats and digging out their Christmas jumpers to mark #GivingTuesday, a global initiative organised by the Charities Aid Foundation following the busy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Stores are also holding bag packs in support of Sue Ryder on the weekend of 12th and 13th December, when schools, groups and community organisations will be visiting their local stores to pack bags for customers and spread a little festive cheer.

David Scott, Head of Policy and Corporate Affairs at Morrisons, said: “We’re looking forward to our Christmas fundraising activities and we hope customers and colleagues will enjoy the events we have in store.

“We’re very proud to support Sue Ryder through our ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership, which is giving more people the best possible end of life care and providing support for their families. In total the partnership has raised almost £4m since it launched in February 2014, which is a phenomenal achievement.”

Morrisons is also stocking several new products to raise money for Sue Ryder this Christmas, including a range of virtual gifts. Customers looking for a stocking filler with a difference can donate £5 towards Sue Ryder’s community nurses or family bereavement support – two key elements of the care funded by the partnership – and receive a fridge magnet to pass onto their loved one, or keep for themselves. The gifts, costing £5, will be on sale at every checkout and could raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for Sue Ryder.

Stores are also selling ‘Raise a Smile’ toys costing £1 and a range of festive scratchcards, which are on sale at the kiosk and cost either £1 or £2. Morrisons is donating £50,000 to Sue Ryder from the sale of its charity Christmas cards; while the charity is also benefitting from an ongoing mince promotion, where 10p per pack of beef mince prepared and sold by butchers’ counters is being given to the Sue Ryder partnership.

Sue Ryder’s Director of Fundraising Holly Spiers said: “We’re delighted that there are so many new ways for Morrisons customers and colleagues to get involved in supporting Sue Ryder this year. We’re particularly excited about our range of virtual gifts, which could make an enormous difference to the care we are able to provide across the country.

“On behalf of Sue Ryder, I’d like to thank everyone at Morrisons for their support in 2015 – we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together next.”

Money raised through the Morrisons Raise a Smile partnership with Sue Ryder is funding new community healthcare services including community nursing teams and Hospice at Home services; family support teams and Sue Ryder’s Online Community and Support (www.sueryder.org/support). Our vision is to give people more choice and control over their care at the end of their lives and ensure their families receive the support they need.

For more information or to get involved, call our partnership hotline on 0800 949 6000 or email morrisons@sueryder.org to find out more. Alternatively, show your support today by texting ‘SMILE’ to 70123 to donate £3. You’ll be helping people at the end of their lives, and supporting their families. For more information about Sue Ryder, visit www.sueryder.org

Contacts for journalists Please call 0845 611 5111 to reach the Morrisons press office, in and out of office hours.

SOURCE: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc