Barnes & Noble announces $1 million book donation to First Book for areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Donation Includes Thousands of Children’s Books to Be Distributed by First Book to Schools and Charities in both Texas and Florida

New York, New York, 2017-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today ( September 20, 2017) announced a $1 million book donation to First Book for areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The donation features thousands of children’s books for a variety of ages including chapter books, board books, picture books, and coloring books, and will be delivered by First Book to schools and local charities in both Texas and Florida.

The donation underscores Barnes & Noble’s support of First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 170 million books and resources to kids in need – including a focused effort providing books to children affected by natural disasters.

“Barnes & Noble is committed to the communities it serves across the country, and when natural disasters of this magnitude affect our customers and booksellers we feel a duty to help,” said Demos Parneros, CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc. “We hope that by partnering with First Book to put books in the hands of children in affected areas, we can help brighten the outlook of some of the families who lost the most in these unprecedented storms.”

“We are so grateful to Barnes & Noble for stepping up and making a significant difference at a time of need for so many children and families in our country,” said First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer. “These books will be distributed to schools and charities that require the most help in both Texas and Florida. Since Hurricane Katrina, First Book has already distributed more than 5 million new books to areas affected by natural disasters, and we’ve seen firsthand how books can improve the lives of young people, even in the most difficult circumstances.”

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About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (, plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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About First Book

First Book transforms the lives of children in need. Through a sustainable, market-driven model, First Book is creating equal access to quality education — making everything from brand-new, high-quality books and educational resources, to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks, and more – affordable to its member network of more than 325,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. First Book currently reaches an average of 3 million children every year and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need. With an additional 1,000 educators joining each week, First Book is the largest and fastest-growing network of educators in the United States exclusively serving kids in need. Eligible educators, librarians, providers, and others serving children in need can sign up at For more information, please visit or follow the latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323

Melanie Boyer
Public Relations
First Book
(202) 639-0114

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

DICK’S Sporting Goods/Foundation provide clothing, footwear and monetary support to communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Donations of clothing, footwear, supplies and monetary support to aide short-term emergency requests and long-term disaster recovery efforts

PITTSBURGH, PA, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) along with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation today announced a $5.5 million commitment to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The short-term emergency requests and long-term recovery support ranges from monetary donations, to equipment and apparel and other much needed supplies distributed in partnership with The American Red Cross and local authorities.

“Our heart goes out to all impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said Lauren Hobart, President, DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. “We are committed to helping our valued customers and Associates begin to rebuild. Together with our Foundation, we are working closely with local and national organizations to maximize our support for both the immediate and long-term recovery of those in need.”

DICK’S is donating $3.5 million worth of clothing and footwear to those in need through its partnership with The American Red Cross.DICK’S is also helping to minimize the risk of lost wages and assisting Associates with getting back on their feet. Additionally, DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation will donate $2 million to rebuild and refurbish youth sports programs and facilities across the Gulf Coast, Florida and other states impacted by the Hurricanes.

As part of this commitment, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has established a $1 million Sports Matter relief fund on, in which eligible schools will be able to receive up to $25,000 in funding for their sports programs. An additional $1 million from DICK’S Community Marketing efforts will provide support to impacted community youth sports leagues, teams and organizations as they begin to rebuild.


About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 700 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at

About The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation. It was created by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’S charitable and philanthropic activities.

 SOURCE: DICK’S Sporting Good

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