Huggies and ShopRite donated half a million diapers to National Diaper Bank Network

Keasbey, New Jersey, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Huggies and ShopRite donated half a million diapers to kick off the holiday giving season on Monday, November 6.

That’s when ShopRite and Huggies delivered 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — a member of the National Diaper Bank Network. Another 250,000 diapers will be donated to the National Diaper Bank Network through a Philadelphia area food bank. Huggies and ShopRite also presented the National Diaper Bank Network with a $10,000 check.

Huggies and ShopRite teamed up this summer to support struggling families in diaper need by on a program to benefit the National Diaper Bank Network. Huggies and ShopRite donated a day’s worth of diapers (or six diapers) each time a customer purchased one package of Huggies diapers at ShopRite stores over the last few months.

According to a study commissioned by Huggies and the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three American families struggles to afford the diapers needed to keep their baby clean, dry, and healthy. To help raise awareness of the hidden consequence of poverty known as “diaper need,” and provide much needed baby essentials to families, ShopRite partnered with Huggies on its No Baby Unhugged program.

As the founding sponsor of the National Diaper Bank Network since 2011, Huggies No Baby Unhugged has provided ongoing support for the organization and donated more than 200 million diapers and baby wipes, including critical donations during times of crisis. To learn more about No Baby Unhugged, visit www.huggies.com/nobabyunhugged. For more details on the National Diaper Bank Network, please visit www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.

SOURCE: Wakefern Food Corp

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ShopRite and Huggies partner to donate half-million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite is partnering with the Huggies Brand on a plan to donate up to a half-million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing diapers to babies in need.

ShopRite and Huggies will donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network each time a customer purchases any size Huggies diapers at ShopRite stores or online, through ShopRite’s mobile app and ShopRite from Home service. Qualifying purchase periods run now through Sept. 2, and again from Sept. 24 through Oct. 7.

According to a study commissioned by Huggies, one in three American families struggles to afford the diapers needed to keep their baby clean, dry, and healthy. To help raise awareness of this hidden consequence of poverty known as “diaper need,” and provide much needed baby essentials to families, ShopRite is partnering now with Huggies to donate diapers.

“Since 2010, our No Baby Unhugged program has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to families in need, and yet there is still more to be done,” said Eleonora Daireaux, vice president of Huggies North America. “We are excited to partner with ShopRite and the National Diaper Bank Network to help raise awareness for this issue, and donate up to half a million diapers to provide families with the resources they need to care for their babies.”

Customers will find Huggies diapers on sale in ShopRite stores this week and next week as part of the promotion. For more details on the National Diaper Bank Network, please visit www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $40 million to 2,000 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $30 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.

About the National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families…including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 300 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org.

About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That’s why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents’ hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive – from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on Huggies No Baby Unhugged program visit the “Why Huggies?” page at Huggies.com.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust Kimberly-Clark brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the Company’s 145-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: ShopRite

Babies“R”Us partners with Huggies to support the No Baby Unhugged initiative

Wayne, NJ, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — One in three U.S. parents suffer from the inability to provide fresh, clean diapers for their baby, according to a study by Huggies. To help raise awareness of the nation’s growing diaper need, Babies“R”Us is partnering with Huggies to support the No Baby Unhugged initiative to help ensure some of the 5.3 million babies in the U.S. who live in poor or low-income families benefit from the basic necessities such as diapers and wipes, that all babies need. During the months of July, August and September, Babies“R”Us and Huggies will donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network (up to 1.5 million diapers), when a customer purchases or adds a Value Box of Huggies diapers to their registry in-store or online at Babiesrus.com.

“There is a harsh reality that millions of babies in the U.S. do not have access to basic necessities like clean, dry diapers,” said Robert Magarino, Vice President General Business Manager, Babies“R”Us. “Babies“R”Us is deeply committed to partnering with organizations that lead the way in helping keep children healthy and safe – which is why joining Huggies and the No Baby Unhugged initiative was a natural fit. We are grateful for the chance to work with Huggies to generate awareness and do our part to address a need in the communities where we work and live.”

“Since 2010, our No Baby Unhugged program has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to families in need,and yet there is still more to be done,” said Guisy Buonfantino, president of Kimberly-Clark Baby and Child Care North America. “We are excited to partner with Babies“R”Us and the National Diaper Bank Network to help raise awareness for this issue, and donate up to 1.5 million diapers to provide families with the resources they need to care for their babies.”

Here’s How You Can Help
During the months of July, August and September, shoppers who visit a Babies“R”Us store or Babiesrus.com have the opportunity to help provide families in need with clean, dry diapers. By purchasing or adding a Value Box of Huggies diapers to a registry, Babies“R”Us and Huggies will donate one day’s worth of diapers (up to 1.5 million) to the National Diaper Bank Network, particularly in states that need it most, including New York, Florida and Texas. The No Baby Unhugged program was developed by Huggies in 2010 and works to combat diaper need – the inability to provide fresh, clean diapers for baby. According to Huggies’ Every Little Bottom study1 , diaper need is a struggle that one in three American families face, often times leading to health risks in children caused by reuse of soiled diapers, as well as child development delays due to exclusion from early childhood education programs.

Learn more about closing the diaper gap: Babies “R”Us and Huggies Provide 1.5 Million Diapers to Babies In-Need

1Huggies, Huggies Every Little Bottom Study: Diaper Need in the U.S. and Canada (Huggies: June 2010), 1-48.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 883 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in 795 international stores and 254 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 60,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has donated more than $130 million in grants to children’s charities. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

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.

About the Huggies Brand

Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That’s why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents’ hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive – from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on Huggies No Baby Unhugged program visit the “Why Huggies?” page at Huggies.com.

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust Kimberly-Clark brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the Company’s 145-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:

Taylor O’Donnell
Toys”R”Us Public Relations
973-617-5634
Taylor.ODonnell@toysrus.com

Jessica Offerjost
Toys “R”Us Public Relations
973-617-4766
Jessica.Offerjost@toysrus.com

Source: Toys “R”Us  Inc.

Meijer donates up to $10,000 that will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program

Retailer’s donation will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second consecutive year, Meijer will donate up to $10,000 and Huggies will donate 150,000 diapers – enough to diaper up to 25,000 babies for a day – to the National Diaper Bank Network this holiday season through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program to help ensure babies throughout the Midwest have an adequate supply of diapers.

“Buying diapers can be burdensome for some of our customers, especially during the holidays,” said Lynn Hempe, group vice president of softlines for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. “We’re pleased to support the HuggiesEvery Little Bottom program once again this season to help ease that stress so babies have the diapers they need.”

According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, one in three moms nationwide struggle with diapering their child. Women who are in need of diapers for their children reported more difficulty with stress management and depression – all which can negatively impact a child’s health and development. The Huggies Every Little Bottom program aims to raise awareness of diaper need, and has donated more than 130 million diapers to babies in need since 2010.

Meijer will donate $1 for every package of Huggies diapers sold, up to $10,000, to the National Diaper Bank Network. Huggies will donate up to 50,000 diapers to three diaper banks in the retailer’s five-state footprint, up to 150,000 diapers total:

  • Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank in Lansing, Mich.
  • Nestlings Diaper Bank in Holland, Mich.
  • St. Bernadette Diaper Bank in Prospect, Kentucky

The program will encompass all pack sizes of Huggies diapers, and will run through Jan. 3.

“We are honored to be continuing our partnership with Meijer to support families in need and bring awareness to diaper need for the second year in a row,” said Aric Melzl, brand director for Huggies and board member of the National Diaper Bank Network. “The holidays are the perfect time to think about others and give back, so this is an easy way for Huggies to help provide diapers for babies in need.”

“Meijer is renowned for its loyalty to the families and communities it serves,” said Joanne Goldblum, National Diaper Bank Network executive director and founder. “The partnership with Huggies further elevates awareness of diaper need as a serious, yet often hidden, consequence of poverty. The dollars generated will help keep more babies clean, dry and healthy.”

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronic offerings. Additional information on Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan atwww.facebook.com/meijer.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company’s 142-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebookand Twitter.

About the National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child in the U.S. has enough diapers to be clean, dry & healthy. Founded in 2011, the network raises awareness of diaper need, and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Christina Fecher, 616-735-7968, christina.fecher@meijer.com

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Meijer donates up to $10,000 that will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program

Meijer donates up to $10,000 that will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program