Retailer accepting donations in-store and online to help raise funds for UNICEF’s education programs for children around the world
DALLAS, 2016-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store® (NYSE:TCS), the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, today announced the launch of its partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF during the retailer’s “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign. Between now and September 5th, The Container Store customers can make a monetary donation in-store or online, with the goal of raising $250,000 to support UNICEF’s work to ensure that no matter where they live, every child has access to a quality education.
“We are proud to partner with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF during this time of year when organizing busy family lives and preparing children for back-to-school is on our customers’ minds,” said Melissa Reiff, CEO, The Container Store. “We know that a quality education is perhaps a child’s strongest barrier against poverty and every donation counts to help make an impact on a child’s school experience. We look forward to teaming up with our wonderful customers to help improve the lives of children around the world during our summer sale campaign.”
According to UNICEF:
- Just $1 can provide 8 children with pencils and notebooks.
- $6 can provide self-learning materials for a child who can’t attend school because it’s unsafe.
- $20 can provide a double-sided chalkboard, two dusters and 100 chalk sticks.
- $209 can buy a School-in-a-Box for 40 students to carry on classes during an emergency.
“As families in the United States prepare to send their children back to school in the Fall, we urge them to keep in mind the 124 million children and adolescents around the world who have never had the chance to attend school or who have been forced to drop out,” said Caryl M. Stern, president & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “We are grateful to The Container Store team for their commitment to help UNICEF support every child’s right to learn and reach their full potential.”
To promote the “Get Your Life Together” summer sale campaign and partnership in support of UNICEF, The Container Store will include messaging throughout its campaign communications, which includes direct mail, customer emails, social media and online marketing. For more information about The Container Store and UNICEF’s partnership, visit The Container Store’s culture blog whatwestandfor.com/unicef.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first.UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
About The Container Store
The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 80 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products – many of them multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The Company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® 17 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered and the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (containerstore.com/blog). To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s culture blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & co-founder Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).
Source: The Container Store