Topaz announces new car raffle to raise funds for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

Topaz announces new car raffle to raise funds for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

 

New fundraising initiative launched as Topaz celebrates €250,000 raised to date for the children’s foundation

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz (Circle K Ireland), Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has announced the details of a new car raffle that will see much-needed funds raised for its charity partner, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. Over a two-month period, customers can pledge their support by purchasing raffle tickets for €5 each and, in turn, will be in with a chance of winning the award winning all-new SEAT Ateca SUV, worth approximately €30,000. All proceeds raised via the raffle will go directly to The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

Tickets for the car raffle will be available to purchase from sites across the Topaz network and at all 23 SEAT dealerships nationwide from Thursday, 1st February. The initiative aims to fund the provision of thousands of home nursing hours much needed by Jack & Jill children and families. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the end of March and customers are encouraged to keep an eye on the Topaz Energy Facebook pages as well as @topazenergy on Twitter for full details.
€250,000 Milestone

The launch of this initiative coincides with Topaz announcing that it has raised €250,000 to date for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, through various fundraising initiatives by Topaz staff and customers, including Small Change for Big Change, TheLEGO® Exchange and Raise a Teacup, along with multiple fundraising events held internally for staff. These campaigns have resulted in the provision of over 15,000 hours of home care nursing to date for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
The partnership, launched in 2015, will see Topaz raise €400,000 in vital funds for the children’s foundation, and the winter car raffle will really help to accelerate efforts to reach the target.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which was founded in 1997, provides direct funding to families of children up to the age of five suffering from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay from brain damage, enabling them to purchase home nursing and respite care. The Jack & Jill model of care puts the family at the centre of the help it gives, and a bespoke package is developed around them.

Judy Glover, Market Director, Topaz (Circle K Ireland) said: “I am delighted to be at Topaz City Avenue today to mark this significant announcement. Not only is this car raffle one of our biggest fundraising drives for the Jack & Jill partnership to date, but we are also celebrating the news that €250,000 has been raised to date across the network in support of this vital charity. Thanks to Topaz staff and customers for their continued support – the funds that have been raised will enable the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation to continue providing invaluable services to families nationwide.

Contact:
Topaz Office: 01 202 8888
Fax: 01 282 8320

Source: Topaz

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Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Kmart launches #UglySweaterforBetter social media campaign to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

 

#UglySweaterforBetter, A New Addition to Kmart’s Annual Campaign to Raise Millions for Lifesaving Research and Treatment of Childhood Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Tis the season to wear the funniest, craziest and most ridiculously awesome ugly holiday sweaters. Kmart has launched #UglySweaterforBetter—a social media campaign that asks people to show off their favorite ugly sweaters in selfies, photos and videos while challenging others to do the same—to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Starting today through December 24, Kmart will donate $1.00 to St. Jude* for every qualifying Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post that tags @Kmart and @stjude and includes the campaign hashtag #UglySweaterforBetter.

Backing this first-of-its-kind campaign built upon the sharing of ugly sweaters is a wide array of Kmart and St. Jude celebrity supporters and donors, including Adam Levine, Jaclyn Smith, Lucy Hale, Reggie Bush, Raven-Symonè, Camilla Belle, Olivia Holt, Bryan Greenberg, and many more. They will challenge other celebrities, family members, friends and fans to give back this holiday season.”Kmart has been selling ugly holiday sweaters for decades, and our members just eat them up every year. They are a fabulous fad that everyone loves!” said Kelly Cook, Chief Marketing Officer for Kmart. “What better way to spread holiday cheer for a good cause than by wearing your silliest, wackiest, straight-up tackiest ugly sweaters to benefit the patients and families of St. Jude? This relationship means so much to Kmart’s associates and members, and we ask for people of all ages to join in on the fun, strike a pose and help us raise a ton of money for this special organization.”Since 2006, Kmart has been one of the top fundraising corporate partners for St. Jude and raised more than $105 million for the hospital’s patients and families.

“Every year Kmart associates and shoppers open their hearts to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude through their incredible support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “As a result of their efforts, Kmart has raised a remarkable $105 million for St. Jude, more than any company in the hospital’s history, allowing St. Jude to continue groundbreaking research and treatment all while keeping our founding promise that no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything — not for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”

In addition to the social media challenge, members can support the #UglySweaterforBetterfundraising initiative by purchasing an exclusive $5.00 holiday bear ornament at Kmart stores or online at Kmart.com. For every qualifying ornament sold, Kmart will donate $1.00 to St. Jude**. Totes featuring artwork created by St. Jude patients are for sale for just $1.99 at all Kmart stores, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude. Donations to St. Jude may also be made online via a link at Kmart.com/StJude.

Throughout the campaign, Kmart associates will be wearing T-shirts featuring artwork created by St. Jude patients to show support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.

To find out more about the #UglySweaterforBetter challenge, visit Kmart.com/StJude. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to make a donation, visit www.stjude.org.

To find your local Kmart, visit kmart.com/stores.

*Kmart will donate $1.00 for every Instagram post tagging @Kmart and @stjude and using the #UglySweaterforBetter hashtag to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital between 11/28/17 – 12/24/17, with a maximum donation of $50,000 to St. Jude.

**Through December 31, 2017, Kmart is donating $1.00 from the in­ store or online purchase of each qualifying bear ornament to St. Jude, with a minimum total campaign 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 deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we 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 we make, 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 and 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.

Media Contact:
Larry Costello– Kmart PR
Larry.Costello@searshc.com
(847) 286-9036

Kmart Holiday Hotline: 
312-527-2742

SOURCE: Kmart

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Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

 

Sweden, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Starting August 24, customers who shop in Lindex stores will be offered to round up their purchase in favour of WaterAid. The collected money will go to WaterAid’s important work to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

The water issue is of great importance to Lindex and a part of our long-term sustainability work. We are doing this fundraising together with our customers to support WaterAid in their very important work, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right. Despite that, more than 650 million people lack access to clean water and almost 2.4 billion lack access to proper sanitation. Approximately 290 000 children die each year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That means almost 800 children each day.

Each year WaterAid’s work changes lives for millions of people through improved access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. More children can survive their childhood, the risk for malnutrition decreases and families can stay healthy. Hours spent collecting water can instead be spent working and going to school. Access to clean water and sanitation can help communities and countries break the circle of poverty.

We are very happy and grateful for the strong commitment Lindex shows by supporting WaterAids work. It is fantastic that Lindex customers now in an easy way can take part and contribute to more people getting access to clean water. Every single amount donated will save and change lives for the world’s poorest people who today have to live without what we take for granted ­­– clean water, says Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Secretary General for WaterAid Sweden.

The campaign starts on August 24 and will continue until August 30.

WaterAid is an international organisation working for a world where everybody has access to clean water and sanitation. WaterAid works with local partners for sustainable and long-term solutions, and influences decision makers to increase efforts for these basic needs on national and global levels. WaterAid works in 37 countries and since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with clean water and 24 million people with sanitation. Visit www.wateraid.org/ukfor more information.

Contact:

Eva Jonasson
Media Relations Responsible
E-mail: press@lindex.com
Phone: +46 31 739 50 60

Source: Lindex

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IGA to raise funds and awareness to help parents and families end the nation’s opioid epidemic

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IGA USA today (August 8, 2017) announced that it is collaborating with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to launch the first-ever IGA Cares initiative. Through in-store fundraising activities and the sales of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products, the IGA Cares initiative will support the mission of the Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. During this national campaign – which began running in participating IGA stores on August 1st – IGA will raise both critical funds and awareness to help parents and families and help end the nation’s opioid epidemic.

A number of in-store fundraising activites are available from August to December through the sale of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products available for purchase in participating IGA stores, and an instore pin-up promotion that will run in stores from mid-August through October. In addition to fundraising, IGA will help to raise awareness of the nation’s opioid epidemic and spread the word about how families can get help through the Partnership’s resources with an informational web page on www.igabetterchoices.com.

“For more than 90 years now, IGA retailers have been building the brand’s reputation by doing their part to give back and support worthy causes in the communities they serve,” Dave Bennett, IGA senior vice president of Procurement & Private Brands, said. “It is only natural that we would use the power of our IGA Exclusive Brand line to align IGA and its retailers with the causes that matter to today’s consumer on a national level, as well. Working with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to raise awareness and funds during our first-ever IGA Cares initiative, we can do our part to make sure families in IGA communities across the country who are impacted by their son or daughter’s substance use don’t have to suffer alone.”

“With the launch of this inaugural IGA Cares initiative, IGA is demonstrating the true spirit of corporate social responsibility and solidifying their commitment to making a difference in the lives of so many families,” said Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief Policy Advisor for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “We are honored that IGA has chosen to partner with us, especially at this critical time when the country is facing an urgent opioid epidemic. Through this effort, IGA will help us support parents and families who are dealing with a child’s substance use or addiction, and in doing so, they will undoubtedly help local IGA communities nationwide.”

Learn more about the Partnership’s extensive resources for families at drugfree.org. Learn more about IGA at www.iga.com.

About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $36 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 29 distribution centers and more than 30 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items and retail services. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 32 countries, commonwealths and territories.

About the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. On our website, drugfree.org, and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance use. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. We are proud to receive a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, as well as a National Accredited Charity Seal from the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.

Contact:

Phone: (773) 693-4520
Fax: (773) 693-4533

Source: IGA

Sears and Rebuilding Together To Raise Funds And Assist Military Families

Sears and Rebuilding Together To Raise Funds And Assist Military Families

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears’ commitment to supporting veterans and military families dates back to WWI and has never wavered. That legacy endures as Sears launches its 10th annual Heroes at Home campaign with Rebuilding Together to raise funds and assist military families in need by making critical home repairs and modifications. Rebuilding Together affiliates and Sears volunteers nationwide will complete dozens of projects this spring, adding to the nearly 1,700 rebuilds completed since the program launched a decade ago.

Now through July 29, Sears Shop Your Way members and customers can donate when they check out at their local Sears store, or online via a link at sears.com/heroesathome. All funds raised will go to Rebuilding Together to rebuild homes for America’s veterans and military families, making them safe and healthy.”Even after 10 years of Heroes at Home, we’re still humbled by the stories of sacrifice and commitment at every rebuild,” said Gerry Murphy, chief marketing officer for Sears. “Supporting veterans and military families unites all Americans and it’s in our company’s DNA. We’re proud of Sears’ legacy of supporting veterans and of the more than 25,000 veterans and 1,500 active members of the Reserve and National Guard we currently employ.”This week, RecruitMilitary recognized Sears Holdings as a 2017 Most Valuable Employers for Military winner. Winners are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training, and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. Last year, Sears Holdings hired more than 2,700 veterans and more than 2,500 military spouses.By the numbers – 10 years of Heroes at Home:

$21 million  Funds raised to rebuild veteran/military family homes and centers
14,250  Veterans served
1,660  Rebuilds completed
41,500/330,000  Sears associates/volunteer hours logged

“The decade-long commitment to the Heroes at Home program has improved the lives of many veterans and their families,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “The need for our services still remains very high. Our veterans selflessly gave to our country to serve and protect us, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to help them stay safe and healthy in their homes and assist in their time of need – it’s a privilege our friends at Sears truly understand.”

Highlights of 2017 Builds
Examples of Heroes at Home rebuild projects Rebuilding Together will complete this spring include:

  • Columbus, Ohio– Repairing and upgrading a home dedicated to five older veterans. The home is run by a nurse who 17 years ago made it her life’s calling to find a way to provide a home for senior veterans. She returned to school, earned a business degree, and found a way to fund the home, which requires specialized needs for each vet.
  • Chicago– Ensuring that a widow of a WWII U.S. Navy veteran lives safely in her home for years to come. The loss of her husband and several of her adult children has left her with few support systems to maintain her independence and upkeep her home.
  • Detroit– Making critical repairs for a veteran who served in the Army in Fort Knox in the 1960s. Following open heart surgery, she can no longer perform repairs to her home nor afford to hire someone to do the work for her.
  • Pittsburgh– Providing repairs for the widow of a WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps near the end of the war. She and her family have lived in their home since 1964 even after her husband passed away in 2014 after 69 years of marriage. Repairs to her home will focus on health and safety improvements that will allow her to age in place while managing several medical challenges.

Sears also reminds military personnel that they can get 20 percent off regular priced (five percent off sale priced) tools, lawn and garden, fine jewelry and work boots, every day.*

For more information about Heroes at Home, to make a donation or volunteer, visit sears.com/heroesathome.

*In-store only. Must be active, reserve, or retired military personnel and present valid military ID. Not combinable with any other coupons, discounts, or during Family and Friends or Member events. Excludes Patio, Grills, Sears Hometown, Outlet, Appliance Showroom and Hardware stores.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is 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. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Lisa Curran
Zeno Group for Sears
312-396-9736
Lisa.Curran@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Ride On For Red Nose Day events kicks off to raise funds to help end child poverty

Chef-Cyclist Seamus Mullen, pro cyclist Jeremy Powers and two dozen pro-level riders join West Coast and East Coast Road Rides to fundraise to end child poverty

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pro-level cyclists, individuals and groups will be pedaling across the country throughout May in Ride On For Red Nose Day events, raising funds to help end child poverty.

Ride On For Red Nose Day, powered by Walgreens and PeopleForBikes in support of Red Nose Day and in honor of National Bike Month, is a series of bicycle-related activities and challenges for riders across America who are passionate about helping children in need.

“We are eager to hit the road with Ride On for Red Nose Day, an exciting initiative we are proud to introduce this year with PeopleForBikes,” said Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance. “It’s a wonderful way of getting communities together and helping people be happy and healthy, while making an impact on the effort to end child poverty. These rides continue our commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to support wellbeing around the world, for which we were honored last year with the Global Leadership Award from the UN Foundation. We look forward to being a part of these amazing rides in support of Red Nose Day this year.”

Ride On For Red Nose Day Road Rides

Ride On For Red Nose Day Road Rides, multi-day cycling events being held on the West Coast and East Coast, bring together pro-level cyclists who will tackle challenging, four-day routes to raise tens of thousands of dollars in support of Red Nose Day. Ride On For Red Nose Day Road Rides give participants the opportunity to experience a fully-supported, professional grade cycling expedition through spectacular scenery. Participants will ride with several notable cyclists and athletes, including:

  • Award-winning chef and cyclist Seamus Mullen
  • Professional racing cyclist Jeremy Powers
  • US National Team cyclist Janel Holcomb
  • Ride On event series founder and professional racing cyclist Tim Johnson

Ride On For Red Nose Day Road Ride participants will pedal 400 miles along each route to help children in need. Representatives from Walgreens, PeopleForBikes and members of the communities along the way will also participate in their journey and experience.

West Coast Route, April 30 – May 3

The four-day ride starts with a rider Meet and Greet in Santa Barbara at East Beach commencing at 11 a.m. PT on April 30 followed by the first leg around Santa Barbara County. Then on Day 2, riders will head out through the hills surrounding Ojai, through Santa Clarita’s avocado groves and around the rim of the Mojave Desert, before a final approach into Las Vegas through the spectacular Red Rock Canyon on May 3. Riders will make their way down Las Vegas Boulevard and end their journey at a rider congratulatory rally with members of the local community, among other special guests.

East Coast Route, May 21 – May 25

The second ride kicks off from historic Boston on May 21, where riders will head west through Massachusetts’ “Happy Valley” toward Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The ride tours some of the Northeast’s most classic roads and along the Hudson River Valley, arriving at Herald Square Park in New York City on the afternoon of May 24, just in time to celebrate Red Nose Day on May 25.

Ride On for Red Nose Day Challenge

Individuals and groups across America are invited to get their “Noses On” and ride their bicycles for fun and fitness and make a pledge to donate to Red Nose Day for each mile pedaled in a new virtual Ride On For Red Nose Day Challenge. Riders in cycling clubs can donate to match the total miles from their next group ride, or groups of families and friends can ride and support Red Nose Day together on local bike paths. Spin and studio cycling enthusiasts can elect to donate a set amount for each minute they spin and are encouraged to motivate their classmates to do the same.

All donations raised during the Ride On activities will benefit the Red Nose Day Fund, and people across the country are encouraged to participate to show their support. To sign up for the challenge and for more information, visit rideon4rednoseday.com.

Walgreens Red Nose Day Impact

Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988. For Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global, pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise, Red Nose Day is an anchor for the company’s goal of supporting health and wellbeing. Walgreens, as part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, raised more than $20 million in the U.S. in 2016, supported through sales of Red Noses, providing funds for programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, here in the U.S. and across the globe.

Beneficiaries of the Red Nose Day Fund include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which provides safe places for children to learn and play after school; Children’s Health Fund, which brings essential medical services to underserved children; hunger relief organization Feeding America; Save the Children, which provides critical early childhood programs, as well as charity: water; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; and The Global Fund.

This year, the Red Nose Day campaign will culminate in a night of special television programming celebrating Red Nose Day on May 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. For more information on Red Nose Day and how to get involved, visit walgreens.com/RedNoseDay and Walgreens on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day (rednoseday.org) is run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. (comicrelief.org), a registered 501(c)(3) American public charity. Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised over $60 million to date for the cause. Money raised for the campaign goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

About PeopleForBikes

PeopleForBikes, the nation’s leading bike advocacy organization, is uniting millions of individuals, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make better bike riding for everyone. The Ride On event series promotes the importance of safe bike infrastructure (lanes, paths and trails), shows that shared respect and courtesy is essential on the road, and highlights the long list of positive personal and community outcomes that bicycling generates. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org.

Contact:

For Walgreens
Beatrice Jimenez
(212) 614-4725
Beatrice.Jimenez@bm.com

Calvin Peters
(847) 315-1232
Calvin.Peters@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Source: Walgreens

Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th

Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th
Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th

 

ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream® will host a special Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day at all Florida locations on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. On this day, the soft-serve ice cream pioneer will also be collecting donations for The American Red Cross® that will be used in the continued aid of those effected by Hurricane Matthew. In addition, Carvel® will donate $2,000 to The American Red Cross.

Guests who visit Florida shoppes on November 17th can take advantage of the one day only BOGO Free offer on any size, any flavor soft-serve cup or cone. While picking up their soft-serve ice cream of choice, ice-cream lovers will be invited to pay the love forward by making a contribution to The American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew victims.

“A large part of the Carvel family is located in the Southeast, so it comes as second nature for us to jump at the chance to help the region out in any way we can after something tragic has occurred,” said Scott Colwell, president of Carvel. “The American Red Cross has been a partner with us for four years and we know these additional funds will be able to help those in need.”

Carvel is proud to have donated more than $120,000 to the American Red Cross. These efforts help support those affected by disasters, which includes disaster preparedness and support for youth throughout the country.”

For more information on how to help The American Red Cross, please visit http://www.redcross.org/. For the freshest information on Carvel products and company news, visit www.carvel.com or follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram@CarvelIceCream and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.

About Carvel Ice Cream

The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes.  Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream or become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream

Contact:
Melissa Smith
Email: melissasmith@focusbrands.com
Phone: 404-705-4449

Source: Carvel Ice Cream

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Kenmore to raise funds to support military home renovations through proceeds from limited edition patriotic laundry pair

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of America’s heroes, the Kenmore brand has created a limited edition patriotic laundry pair with an American flag graphic on the back console that was designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A. The brand will donate $40 from the sale of each pair, up to a total of $200,000, to Rebuilding Together, a partner of the Sears Heroes at Home program. The money raised will help Rebuilding Together make necessary improvements, modifications and repairs to military family homes nationwide.

“The Kenmore brand is a trusted American legacy brand that is woven into the fabric of the American lifestyle,” Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands. “We developed this one-of-a-kind laundry pair to raise funds around Veterans Day for those who have served in the military. We hope these funds can help make a positive impact in their lives.”Other ways Sears shoppers can give back this holiday season through Heroes at Home include:

  • Craftsman Hat– The Craftsman brand will donate $1 from the sale of each beanie to Rebuilding Together, with a minimum donation of $4,000.
  • Ornaments– Two collectible moose and bear Christmas ornaments help raise funds for Heroes at Home this holiday, and are the perfect, meaningful addition to any tree. With every qualifying in-store or online purchase through 12/24, Sears will donate $1 to Rebuilding Together to help military families in need, with a minimum donation of $20,000.

Background on the Kenmore Patriotic Laundry Pair:
Kenmore 4.3 cu. ft. Top Load Washer (Model: 02626734)

  • This Kenmore washer delivers a powerful and worry-free clean, allowing you to tackle laundry day with the press of a button. Designed with intuitive controls and easy operation, you can clean big loads with little fuss – up to 19 towels in one load. Kenmore has built its legacy on durability and performance, and this top load washer with stainless steel tub brings serious cleaning power that will last you and your family through the years. A Triple Action Impeller revs up cleaning power, and nine powerful spray jets and three unique wash basket motions work together for deep cleaning using a high-efficiency design.

Kenmore 7.0 cu. ft. White Electric Dryer w/ SmartDry Plus— Hassle-Free Garment Care (Model:02676134)

  • This Kenmore dryer was designed to make laundry day nice and simple. Whether you’ve got a pile of soaking wet towels, a duvet or a delicate blouse that simply needs refreshing, this Kenmore electric dryer has you covered. SmartDry Plus technology keeps an eye on especially damp laundry while Wrinkle Guard prevents set in wrinkles after the dry cycle. Spend less time babysitting your laundry and more time doing what you want with your day.

The Heroes at Home program has raised more than $20 million over the past nine years thanks to donations from Shop Your Way members, customers and associates, and has funded more than 1,600 home rebuilds. For more information or to donate, visit sears.com/heroesathome.

About the Kenmore Brand
The Kenmore Brand is an industry leader in delivering trusted performance in the home with smart and stylish appliance innovations that help consumers do things quicker, easier and better. Recognized as a top appliance brand for over 100 years, the Kenmore brand continues to give consumers more time, efficiency and improved results for better living with industry-leading products across small and large appliance categories. For more information, visit www.kenmore.com, www.cookmore.com/press-kit/ or www.facebook.com/kenmore.

About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is 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. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with nearly 12 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

Media Contacts:
Larry Costello
PR Director
Sears and KCD Brands
847-286-9036
Larry.Costello@searshc.com

Andrew Scutt
Zeno Group
312-245-0688
Andrew.Scutt@zenogroup.com

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Kenmore to raise funds to support military home renovations through proceeds from limited edition patriotic laundry pair
Kenmore to raise funds to support military home renovations through proceeds from limited edition patriotic laundry pair

 

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

 

 

PAK’nSAVE to raise funds for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation thru its Pink Ribbon Appeal bag initiative

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — For a limited time PAK’nSAVE shoppers across the country can purchase a special pink reusable grocery bag for just $2. Not only will shoppers be ‘tickled pink’ with this cost effective and sustainable way to take their shopping home, but all proceeds from the PAK’nSAVE Pink Ribbon Appeal bag will go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd. says the PAK’nSAVE team is proud to once again put its full support behind such an important cause.

“This is our second year supporting the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year we surpassed our expectations and donated over $72,000 to the Pink Ribbon Appeal, thanks to the wonderful support of our staff and customers. This year we are once again ‘PINK’nPROUD’ and I am confident we will see PAK’nSAVE Pink Ribbon Appeal bags in the hands of our customers across New Zealand.”

Not wanting to be left out, Stickman will show his support by making a bold style statement and pulling on his pink gumboots on TV screens for two weeks during October.

Evangelia Henderson, Chief Executive of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation says, “We are delighted to have PAK’nSAVE’s support during our Pink Ribbon Appeal. Breast cancer affects one in nine Kiwi women over the course of their lifetime. Our vision is zero deaths from breast cancer. With the support of companies like PAK’nSAVE, and the simple act of buying a pink reusable grocery bag you are helping us achieve this vision through pushing for new frontiers in early detection, supporting those with breast cancer, funding research, medical grants and advocacy.”

PAK’nSAVE is urging Kiwis to take action this October, by volunteering to the Pink Ribbon street appeal, or taking part in the Pink Ribbon Star Walks across the country. Also encouraging the ladies in your life to find out about the possible signs of breast cancer and to have a regular mammogram screening from the age of 40. Find our more from www.nzbcf.org.nz

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

Foodstuffs Communications Team Phone: 0800 376 3342

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PAK’nSAVE to raise funds for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation thru its Pink Ribbon Appeal bag initiative
PAK’nSAVE to raise funds for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation thru its Pink Ribbon Appeal bag initiative

 

Source: Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd.

eBay.it launches appeal page to help raise funds for earthquake survivors in Central Italy

eBay.it launches appeal page to help raise funds for earthquake survivors in Central Italy
eBay.it launches appeal page to help raise funds for earthquake survivors in Central Italy

 

San Jose, California, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay.it has launched an appeal page to help raise funds for the survivors of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck Central Italy this week.

At least 268 people are now known to have died in the earthquake, which hit in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A number of medieval-era hilltop towns were devastated, leaving more than 400 people injured, and many more homeless.

International aid agencies have rushed to the assistance of the region, which has been hit by over 500 aftershocks, with one tremor on Friday reaching a magnitude of 4.7. Since Wednesday, 215 survivors have been pulled from the rubble.

eBay.it’s RPP appeal page allows visitors to the page to make a direct donation to one of seven vetted aid agencies and charitable organizations involved in the relief effort. Anyone can donate – you don’t have to be registered on eBay.it.

Contact:

United States: press@ebay.com
Canada: canada.press@ebay.com

Source: eBay

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Bartell Drugs to help raise funds for Bothell community affected by the fire

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs is joining in the efforts to raise funds for the businesses that were destroyed and damaged in the July 22 fire in downtown Bothell.

At 2:47 a.m. on Friday, Bothell’s historic Mercantile Building, which was being renovated, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the Bothell Mall building across the street. By the time is was extinguished, more than 20 businesses were affected. Damages are estimated in excess of $15 million dollars.

Bartell Drugs, a locally-owned and operated business has been part of the Bothell community for many years.

“As a neighborhood business, we’ve seen many of our friends and guests impacted by this fire,” says the Canyon Park Store Manager Aaron Hamilton, “so our store is supporting efforts to raise funds to help those affected by the fire in a community fundraising campaign.” Hamilton notes that store customers are encouraged to donate to the fund from July 26 through August 14. Bartells is matching funds up to $1500. All money raised will be donated to a fund set up for this purpose.

About Bartell Drugs: Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:
Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

The Bon-Ton Stores CEO Bufano: Community Days is a great opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds and increase visibility in their community

Groups Can Raise Funds by Selling Community Days Booklets Through February 27

MILWAUKEE, 2016-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, invites local schools and non-profit groups to sign up for the company’s semi-annual Community Days event. Local groups are invited to sign up now at www.communitydayevent.com to sell Community Days savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online.  The shopping event will be held on February 26 and February 27, with savings booklet donations benefitting local non-profit organizations. For the fourth consecutive year, customers may also designate donations to the American Heart Association (AHA) to support heart health.

“Community Days is a great opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to raise funds and increase visibility in their community,” saidKathryn Bufano, President & CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Bon-Ton is proud to continue to support the communities that we serve.”

Eligible Community Days organizations include schools and 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations. These organizations sell coupon booklets for a $5donation to support their organization; the organization keeps 100% of the $5 donation. When an organization registers to sell the books online, they will receive a unique online selling link that can be e-mailed to supporters, friends and family. Sellers are encouraged to utilize the link on all social media channels.

Now through Saturday, February 27, customers can purchase a $5 Community Days booklet from a local participating organization,  in any Bon-Ton,Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers store or online. In return, the purchaser receives the valuable booklet of offers, which pays the donor back with a $10 off coupon.  The booklet also contains a 25% off shopping pass, a 30% item coupon and over $500 in exclusive coupon savings to use at all stores and online during the Community Days event February 26-27.

During the November Community Days event in 2015, schools and nonprofit organizations raised over $5.4 million. Since 1999, Bon-Ton Stores Community Days has helped thousands of local non-profit 501(c) (3) groups and schools raise more than $130 million to support local community initiatives. For more information or to support a participating organization, visit www.communitydayevent.com.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 270 stores, which includes ten furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit www.bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.

CONTACTS: Christine Hojnacki, Vice President Public Relations 414.347.5329, cell 262.378.9354 Christine.Hojnacki@bonton.com Nicole Koremenos, Senior PR Coordinator 414.347.1152 ext. 3278 Nicole.koremenos@bonton.com

 

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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