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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Rebuilding Together will complete wheelchair accessibility ramp projects nationwide thanks to Shop Your Way donations

Rebuilding Together will complete wheelchair accessibility ramp projects nationwide thanks to Shop Your Way donations

 

Member, customer donations fund nationwide accessibility upgrade projects

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to an outpouring of Shop Your Way member and customer donations to Sears’ Heroes at Home for the Holidays program, Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing, will complete dozens of wheelchair accessibility ramp projects nationwide for low-income veterans before Christmas.

According to the Center for Housing Policy and National Housing Conference, 26 percent of post-9/11 veterans (and 14 percent of all veterans) have a service-connected disability and face housing accessibility challenges as they transition from military to civilian life*. Sears shoppers donated more than $700,000 to support the Heroes at Home campaign, exceeding the program’s goals, meaning additional veteran homes will be rebuilt next year.

“We’re thankful for the incredible generosity of our Shop Your Way members and associates who have carried on Sears’ long tradition of supporting our nation’s veterans and military families,” said Gerry Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer, Sears. “The holidays are not only about giving, but giving back. Our members have proved once again that simple, small gestures by many can result in immediate, long-term impact for America’s veterans.”

Sears celebrity designer Ty Pennington helped kick off the ramp builds recently for a disabled veteran in Decatur, Ga. who served two tours of duty in Iraq and has dedicated herself to helping other veterans in need through a house she turned into a care facility. Her story is told in a digital video launching at the Heroes at Home website today at sears.com/heroesathome. Among the dozens of other veterans from around the country who will benefit from the program include:

  • A World War II Marine Corporal in Lakewood, Calif. who is also an Iwo Jima survivor
  • An Army Vietnam veteran in Henry County, Ill. who is dealing with the long-term effects of exposure to Agent Orange
  • An Air Force veteran in Dallas who served 22 years and was deployed four times, and severely injured on one of her deployments
  • A Purple Heart recipient in Atlanta who served in the Korean War
  • A disabled veteran in Phoenix who served in the Army for three years and Navy for four years and lives alone; a ramp will give him the freedom to continue to live independently

“We’re proud of the more than 1,600 rebuild projects we’ve completed with Sears’ help, and the need continues to be great,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “The holiday season will truly be easier and less physically demanding for many disabled veterans thanks to the generosity of Sears’ customers and the dedication of our affiliates who are now working hard right up to Christmas to make sure these ramps are built.”

Sears continues to raise funds for Heroes at Home in-store and online through the sale of limited-edition products, including a Kenmore patriotic washer/dryer pair, a Heroes at Home Christmas ornament and a Craftsman hat.

Join the conversation @Sears on Twitter and Facebook.

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 our 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
Shop Your Way® PR
847-286-6080
Brian.Hanover@searshc.com

Kamal Bosamia
Zeno Group for Shop Your Way
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Kamal.Bosamia@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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CBRE Cares and Rebuilding Together to continue repairs at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago

Los Angeles, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc., through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to continue repairs at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago, Illinois, during its annual CBRE Women’s Networking Forum. This will be the group’s second large-scale volunteer project in as many years at this facility.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, more than 200 CBRE Women’s Network members and Chicago-area CBRE employees will work alongside the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide additional upgrades to the North Side community shelter.

The Sylvia Family Shelter, which is part of the Cornerstone Community Outreach nonprofit, supports families of all types, offering shelter and services to mothers with children, as well as fathers, and families with teens. It serves more than 130 single-parent, two-parent and inter-generational families. It is also one of the few homeless shelters in Chicago that allows fathers to remain with their children.

The volunteer projects at the facility will include deep cleaning, patching and painting walls, organizing donated items, and making improvements to update the common area. Volunteers will also perform some light construction work.

“CBRE Shelter Program projects are an important part of our annual Women’s Networking Forum,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network chairperson and executive vice president in CBRE’s Chicago office. “It’s a rewarding opportunity for members to roll up their sleeves and work alongside our partners at Rebuilding Together to help the community here in Chicago. By improving the Sylvia Family Shelter, we are also improving the lives of the families who call it home.”

“Through CBRE’s Shelter Program, over 5,000 employees have donated countless hours to volunteer with Rebuilding Together and provide community residents throughout the United States with a safe and healthy place to live,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “By renovating the Sylvia Family Shelter, CBRE employees will continue to build on that tradition and ensure homeless families in Chicago can continue to receive the services they need.”

To find out more about CBRE’s Shelter Program and partnership with Rebuilding Together, visit http://bit.ly/2dfm9Z0.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.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 our 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 www.rebuildingtogether.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE’s Shelter Program “BuildMonth” begins on September 1, 2016

Los Angeles, 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today (August 30, 2016) announced its seventh-annual “BuildMonth” will begin on September 1, 2016. BuildMonth, part of the company’s Shelter Program, provides CBRE employees with the opportunity to volunteer for projects in their communities that improve housing options in low-income neighborhoods. The initiative is part of CBRE Cares, the company’s corporate philanthropy program and is the Shelter Program’s signature event each year.

In 2016, more than 800 CBRE employees in 20 offices across the United States will volunteer to renovate and refurbish housing in communities across California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Texas and Ohio. These employees dedicate their time to this initiative, and, in return, the company provides them with paid time off for their participation in these projects.

“Basic necessities such as a roof over your head and a safe environment for your children are things most of us take for granted,” said Jack Durburg, CBRE’s Chief Executive Officer, Americas. “BuildMonth provides CBRE employees across the country with a valuable opportunity to give back to the members of their community. Our employees not only build safer and healthier homes, but they also build a brighter future for the families living in them.”

CBRE Shelter Program non-profit partners Rebuilding Together and HomeAid participate in BuildMonth alongside CBRE employees. Habitat for Humanity also contributes to rebuilding efforts in select markets. These organizations lead the effort to provide critical repairs to low-income homeowners, while stressing the importance of affordable home ownership and providing the homeless with a respectable place to live.

In addition to BuildMonth, CBRE continues incorporating large-scale Shelter Program projects into its philanthropy program. This year CBRE employees pitched in at two neighborhood revitalization projects: Kickoff to Rebuild Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, California, and Building a Healthy Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. In November 2016, another big rebuilding project involving up to 200 employees is planned at the CBRE Women’s Networking Forum in Chicago, Illinois.

Since the start of the Shelter Program in 2010, more than 6,200 CBRE employees have participated in over 45,000 hours of service, completing 152 rebuilding projects throughout the world. BuildMonth accounts for more than half of the company’s Shelter Program participation each year.

To find out more about the CBRE Shelter Program, visit www.cbre.com/shelterprogram.

To learn more about CBRE Cares, please visit www.cbre.com/cbrecares.

CBRE Cares is governed and executed by the CBRE Foundation, an independent, non-profit, public-benefit corporation that funds CBRE’s philanthropic initiatives.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.  Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About HomeAid America
HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals with 15 chapters in 10 states across the country. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed 360 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $200 million, of which nearly 50 percent has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 25 additional projects in development across the country as it enters its 25th Anniversary year in 2014. HomeAid’s facilities offer 2.7 million bed-nights annually and have helped over 190,000 previously homeless people over the years. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3 HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates complete more than 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 5 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit www.habitat.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source: CBRE

CBRE Cares partners with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club in Chicago

Los Angeles, CA, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc., through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to provide renovations to the General Robert E. Wood Boys & Girls Club in Chicago during its annual Women’s Networking Forum.

On Monday, April 20, 2015, 250 CBRE Women’s Network members and Chicago-area CBRE employees will work alongside the local Rebuilding Together affiliate, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, to provide much-needed upgrades to the neighborhood youth recreation and education facility.

The General Wood Club is located in the South Lawndale community, where it is attended by 400 to 500 neighborhood children daily. It offers a wide array of educational, social and sports programming. The Club also serves the acclaimed Community Links High School, which has an 87 percent graduation rate and a better than 75 percent success rate of college placement for its graduates.

The volunteer projects at the facility will include patching and painting walls inside and outside the building, refinishing wood benches in the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, renovating the fitness area, updating the audio-visual system and replacing furniture in the computer lab and teen center, and creating new, well-organized storage areas throughout the Club. The group will also be making significant improvements to the playground area, including constructing wood benches and planters, landscaping, and installing a climbing wall.

“CBRE Shelter Program projects are an important part of the programing at our annual Women’s Networking Forum,” said Lisa Konieczka, Women’s Network Chairperson and Executive Vice President in CBRE’s Chicago office. “This is our sixth project in Chicago, and each year our members look forward to working alongside Rebuilding Together, and using their professional and leadership skills to make a difference in the community and deliver meaningful contributions that benefit individuals in need.”

”Rebuilding Together is excited to partner with CBRE and its Women’s Network again this year,” said Sandra Henriquez, Interim President and CEO, “It is partnerships like this that give volunteers the opportunity to transform communities and provide much needed critical repairs to community spaces.”

To find out more about CBRE’s Shelter Program and partnership with Rebuilding Together, visit www.cbre.com/shelterprogram.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website atwww.cbre.com.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of people in our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Learn more and get involved at www.RebuildingTogether.org​.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Serving Chicago families since 1902, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) uses a comprehensive blend of mentoring and programming to provide youth ages 6 to 18 the tools they need to become well-rounded and successful adults. Filling the after-school hours, which can be the most dangerous for young people, BGCC offers academic, social, and leadership activities for students in some of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods. We match youth with professional adult mentors, giving kids a safe place to learn, grow, and succeed. Learn more at: www.bgcc.org. Follow Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago on Twitter: @BGCCorg. Connect with Boys & Girls Club on Facebook: Facebook.com/BGCChicago.

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