We take our support of the communities we serve to heart. In addition to the great work coordinated through our Foundations and at our offices and distribution centers, our retail chains support community and charitable initiatives that are important to store Associates and customers alike through cause marketing and in-store fundraising programs.
Our stores focus their fundraising and awareness campaigns on philanthropic organizations that help ensure that basic needs of families and children are met, including providing food, shelter and clothing, access to healthcare and freedom from abuse. Thanks to the dedication and passion of our Associates, the generosity of our customers and corporate contributions, together we have raised millions of dollars for these organizations and helped more families and children gain access to the basics they need to succeed and thrive. Throughout the Company, we are continually searching for ways to give back and are proud of our collective efforts.