being a source for good in the communities where We live and work.
The Giving Tree program provides an opportunity for all of our associates, both in our home office locations as well as in our stores across the country, to provide for children and families in need within their local communities.
The program runs during the holiday season to provide gifts to children and families at area shelters and United Way agencies in our home office communities of Columbus and Kettering, Ohio; New York City as well as Montreal and Ontario. Our store associates also have the opportunity to partner with the National Domestic Violence organization to adopt a family or persons in need through local shelters.
In addition, all store locations receive the resources needed to run the program in the spring to provide needed items to mothers in shelters and as gifts from their children on Mother's Day. In 2012, more than 44,000 gifts were donated during the holiday and Mother's Day seasons, bringing the total number of lives touched over the past several years to more than 200,000.