Tommee Tippee® Helps Newborn Animals With Recycled Baby Bottles

When the last child in the home no longer needs a baby bottle, many parents are left wondering what to do or how to recycle baby bottles for a better use. Also, many parents try a variety of bottles before they find the one that their child prefers. Tommee Tippee has created the Cutest Cause,  to get all of those bottles into the paws of adorable baby animals.

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TOMMEE TIPPEE(R) HELPS PARENTS DONATE UNWANTED BABY BOTTLES TO ORPHANED NEWBORN ANIMALS (PRNewsFoto/Tommee Tippee)

For a limited time, select  Tommee Tippee Ultra bottles purchased at Babies”R”Us will include a prepaid shipping label. Customers can put any unwanted competing bottle in their new Ultra box and ship directly to one of several partner zoo nurseries or sanctuaries.

Baby animals who have been abandoned or orphaned depend on bottles to get the food and nutrition they need in their first months of life. Just this spring, three cheetah cubs were orphaned after a rare C-section at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Tommee Tippee’s Cutest Cause will provide these cheetah babies, along with other nursing animals across the country, the bottles essential for feeding.

To learn more about the Cutest Cause and how you can participate, visit cutestcause.com.  If you haven’t purchased a Tommee Tippee Ultra Bottle you may mail your bottles to:

LION COUNTRY SAFARI:
Attn: Brian Dowling, Curator
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470 US

CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN
Attn: Cincinnati Zoo Nursery
3400 Vine St,
Cincinnati, OH 45220


Tommee Tippee® is the number one feeding brand in the UK* and one of the fastest growing baby bottle brands in North America. Babies”R”Us is a brand under the Toys“R”Us, Inc. umbrella. There are 864 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 755 international stores and more than 250 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection. In addition, the company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor.  Shoppers purchasing through the e-commerce sites can support their favorite cause by starting at iGive.com

Naturalizer Shoes & Famous Footwear is a Part of Your Community

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Logging in to the Naturalizer Shoes/ Famous Footwear parent company corporate social responsibility site: https://caleres.com/community/ highlights the commitment that Caleres places on giving back.  The corporate mission is to inspire people to feel good … feet first. Five fundamental values guide us toward that end: Passion, Accountability, Curiosity, Creativity and Caring.

In 1921, founder, George Warren Brown, established a trust to provide funds to charitable organizations. To date, more than $20 million to 501(c)(3) has been donated to organizations in St. Louis and many communities around the world where the company operates.

The mission is to support charitable organizations, which are either…

  • Strategically aligned with our mission, vision and values
  • Focused on advancing the footwear industry
  • Benefit the overall St. Louis community in growing and attracting new businesses and residents

In addition to the foundation, the company has other charitable efforts. Through the companies’ Famous Footwear stores, the company has raised more than $15 million for the March of Dimes Foundation March for Babies in communities across America.

In addition to donating, company associates have dedicated thousands and thousands of hours to local volunteerism to support organizations such as United Way, Two Ten Footwear Foundation and the American Heart Association. As a company, they encourage and applaud those who give of themselves for causes about which they are passionate. Participating in iGive.com enables shoppers to give back the causes about which they are passionate with their online purchases.

The name, Caleres comes from the Latin word calere – meaning to glow with passion or intensity. With persistent determination, Caleres has preserved the founding spirit that launched the company in 1878: a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit. Today,  are they among North America’s top footwear companies. Our portfolio focuses on contemporary fashion, healthy living and family. Merchants include: Naturalizer, Famous Footwear, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, LifeStride, Bzees, Ryka, Sam Edleman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Diane vo Furstenberg (DVF), Carlos by Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear.

 

Westlake Ace Hardware Helps Keep People Cool

 

Westlake Ace Hardware knows that summer isn’t all fun for the elderly, those without air conditioning or with medical conditions. The are joining together with The Salvation Army to raise money for fans.  The group of stores will kick off the fan drive with a donation of 475 fans to The Salvation Army. In 2015, more than $56,000 was donated by Westlake customers, equating to more than 3,600 fans, donated at cost, to The Salvation Army.

From June 23 to July 10, each of Westlake’s 92 store locations will participate in the fan drive by asking customers to donate to The Salvation Army at the register.

“Unfortunately, there is always a great need for fans and because many of Westlake locations are centrally located, residents in those communities often suffer from severe summer heat,” said Jeff Curnow, Community Relations Manager, The Salvation Army USA Central Territory. “Because of this partnership, we will be able to provide relief to many needy families.”

If you’d like to contribute to the Westlake fan drive, visit any Westlake Hardware location or donate online at westlakehardware.com/fandrive.

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 92 neighborhood hardware stores in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Ace Hardware enables online customers to give back to their favorite causes by shopping through iGive.com. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving its customers access to more than 70,000 products—both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects. For more information about Westlake, please visit westlakehardware.com.

Performance Bicycle Customers Support Rails for Trails

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Customers of Performance Bicycle®  with the matching support of the company, has raised $17,522 for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy throughout National Bike Month.

The donation will help to create more trails and maintain existing ones.  During May, cyclists were invited to donate $1 both in-store or online. These funds will help promote cycling and the growth of local cycling communities.

“We are overwhelmed by the amazing support our customers have provided to Rails-to-Trails,” said Chris London, Performance Bicycle’s Community Relations Manager. “Performance Bicycle keeps our customers on the move while Rails-to-Trails connects them, and our combined advocacy efforts work to create and maintain more safe places to ride and be active.  We’re proud to partner with Rails-to- Trails in achieving this goal on the national and local level.”

About Performance Bicycle®
Performance Bicycle® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides an omni-channel cycling experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, and www.PerformanceBike.com, catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com

About Rails-to-Trails
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation’s largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org.

ThunderWorks offers ThunderShirt Shelter Donation

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Shelters and rescue groups around the country will be receiving ThunderShirts thanks to a generous donation by the company, ThunderWorks. The ThunderShirt helps to calm over 80% of dogs and cats by providing a gentle, constant pressure. This can be especially useful during summer storms and when fireworks or other loud noises occur.

For groups to receive a donation supporters should send the name of the shelter or rescue group to: @ThunderShirt a Tweet or message ThunderShirt on Facebook. While quantities last, ThunderWorks will send them a donation.

About ThunderWorks
Founded in 2009 in Durham, N.C., ThunderWorks’ mission is to provide innovative solutions for some of the most common challenges faced by families with pets. With two of the best known brands in the pet industry  – ThunderShirt and ThunderLeash – ThunderWorks is already helping millions of dogs and cats worldwide.

ThunderShirt is sold online at www.ThunderShirt.com, as well as at retail stores – including iGive.com retailers: Rakuten.com Shopping, OnlyNaturalPet, PetFoodDirect.com, Brookstone, and more. A complete list can be found by searching ThunderShirt at iGive.com. As part of our ThunderWorks Gives Back program, the merchant regularly donates ThunderShirts to rescue organizations and shelters to help them manage their animals’ anxiety issues, and thus find permanent homes more quickly. Recent donation recipients include ASPCA, RedRover, Search Dog Foundation, Save-A-Pet, Hero Dogs, multiple SPCAs among others.

 

 

Walmart Shows Commitment to Veterans

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In 2013, Walmart made a pledge to Veterans through their Welcome Home Commitment, which guaranteed a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who was within 12 months of active duty.

While Walmart had a goal of hiring 100,000 veterans by the end of 2018, they have announced that it has hired almost 131,000 veterans and more than 15,000 of those soldiers have been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility.

Walmart has also added to its commitment to veterans through the Walmart Foundation. The Foundation has announced $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit groups that support veterans including the American GI Fourm National Veterans Outreach Program and Swords to Plowshares.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.

THE RACE IS ON FOR 147 CHARITIES COMPETING IN THE ART VAN CHARITY CHALLENGE

Art Van Charity Challenge offers Nonprofit organizations across the Midwest the chance to compete to win up to $100,000

2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

Cindy Crawford, Charity Challenge Ambassador

For the 8th consecutive year, the Art Van Charity Challenge is making a major impact on communities throughout the Midwest. Kicking off on Wednesday, May 18, 147 nonprofits large and small will compete for grants up to $100,000. Over the course of just five weeks, participating charities will rally to raise $3 million.
Since 2008, Art Van Furniture has donated $8 million and raised $22 million for more than 350 charities through the Art Van Charity Challenge. This year promises to be record breaking! Here’s how it works:

  • The goal of the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge is to raise $3 million in five weeks, from Wednesday, May 18, through Wednesday, June 22
  • 147 participating charities located across the Midwest will compete to raise the most money. These charities are focused on children, health care and human services
  • The 10 nonprofit organizations to raise the most money will share $225,000 in prize grants from Art Van Furniture, ranging in size from $1,500 up to $100,000
  • The Midwest’s number one furniture and mattress retailer will donate $79,000 in bonus grants, which will be awarded to winning charities in special competitions throughout the program
  • Total Art Van Furniture donations amount to $304,000

“We all play a role in helping each other,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “The Art Van Charity Challenge has been successful because people understand this. I think this year will be the best yet!”

Macy’s American Icons Campaign Empowers Veterans with Got Your 6 Weekend

Give $3 donation in stores or on macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend and receive a 25 percent savings pass

Tune in to Macy’s Summer Vibes digital music festival on YouTube and the retailer will donate $1 for every view to Got Your 6, up to $100,000

Visit Macy's stores or macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend (5/13-5/15) and give $3 to receive a 25 p ...

Macy’s and the national veterans campaign, Got Your 6, will again join forces for this year’s American Icons celebration. Since the partnership began in 2013, Macy’s employees and customers have raised $6.7 million to support Got Your 6 to help empower veterans to build stronger communities across America. The program will include a special savings pass on Got Your 6 Weekend and a charitable donation through Macy’s Summer Vibes digital music festival.

Visit Macy’s stores or macys.com during Got Your 6 Weekend (5/13-5/15) and give $3 to receive a 25 percent savings pass; One hundred percent of the $3 purchase price will be given to Got Your 6 and its nonprofit partners (Photo: Business Wire)

From Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, customers can participate in Got Your 6 Weekend and give $3 at the register at any store or on macys.com to receive a special 25 percent savings pass to save all day on purchases. Best of all, 100 percent of the $3 will be donated to Got Your 6 and its coalition of veteran nonprofits. Exclusions and restrictions apply for the pass. Pre-sale of the passes began on May 8 in store.

“This special savings pass has been the cornerstone of our charity program with Got Your 6 and has helped raise significant funds for its incredible nonprofit partners,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president for cause marketing. “Donations from our American Icons campaign have made many veteran-related initiatives possible, including leadership and employment training, mentorship programs, beautification and urban greening projects, and much more. We couldn’t be happier to continue this partnership, and look forward to driving even more awareness and funding for this worthy cause.”

In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Got Your 6 believes veterans are leaders, team builders and problem solvers who have the potential to build and strengthen communities nationwide. A coalition that unites nonprofit, Hollywood and government partners, Got Your 6 empowers veterans to make America stronger.

“Veterans have incredible potential when they return from service,” said Bill Rausch, executive director of Got Your 6. “We are so grateful for the continued support of Macy’s and its American Icons campaign as the company, its employees and customers stand with us to empower our returning veterans to lead a resurgence of community across the nation.”

Macy’s Summer Vibes

As part of American Icons, Macy’s is hosting its first-ever digital music festival on YouTube. Macy’s Summer Vibes will air on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EDT via Macy’s official YouTube channel (youtube.com/macys). The 60-minute concert series will feature headliner, Todrick Hall, as well as emerging artists including AJ Rafael, the Gardiner Sisters and Macy Kate. For every view of the festival through June 19, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $100,000, to Got Your 6. Visit macys.com/summervibes to learn more, starting May 10.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6 is a campaign that’s empowering veterans to build stronger communities across America. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Got Your 6 and its nonprofit partners are helping veterans find new opportunities to serve here at home. Since 2013, Got Your 6 has distributed grants totaling more than $6 million to its veteran-focused non-profit partners. For more information visit www.gotyour6.org. Be the Change, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the organizing body and fiscal sponsor of Got Your 6.

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Walgreens Invites Americans to Get Seriously Silly and Welcome Red Nose Day Back to the U.S.

Red Nose Day’s official retail partner makes more Red Noses available and expands Red Nose Day merchandise to help raise funds to fight kids’ poverty

Championing everyone’s right to be happy and healthy, Walgreens proudly returns as the exclusive retail partner of the second annual Red Nose Day, helping raise funds to fight kids’ poverty. The campaign’s iconic Red Noses – which people wear in support of the official Red Nose Day on Thursday, May 26 – returned to store shelves at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide this morning, officially kick starting the nine-week charitable campaign.

Following the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural Red Nose Day, Walgreens is going beyond the nose in 2016 and raising funds through the sale of new Red Flair merchandise, also available nationwide starting today. From red hats and springy novelty headbands to oversized sequin bowties and Red Noses for cars (to name a few), Walgreens is making it even easier for Americans to “Get Seriously Silly” in support of a great cause.

“Helping people live happy and healthy lives is our passion at Walgreens, and participating in Red Nose Day lets us do just that for those who need it most: kids living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad,” said Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens. “Topping last year’s success is a challenge we’re ready for. We have more Red Noses, new Red Flair and several other fun ways for everyone in the Walgreens family – from our valued customers and vendor partners to our passionate team members – to get involved in this powerful campaign.”

The Return of the Red Noses        
Between now and the official Red Nose Day in May, Walgreens hopes to sell significantly more Red Noses than the 5 million it sold last year. To help meet its goal, Red Noses and Red Flair hit Walgreens shelves two weeks earlier this year, giving Americans even more time to “Get Seriously Silly” in support of a great cause. Starting today and continuing through June 4, Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide will sell Red Noses for $1 each and Red Flair items for between $1-$5.99. Proceeds from Red Nose and Red Flair purchases benefit the Red Nose Day Fund* which supports charities with domestic and international reach aimed at fighting childhood poverty, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.

Beyond purchasing Red Noses and Red Flair for themselves, Americans can further support the cause by purchasing Red Noses and Red Flair products for their schools or workplaces, or organize fundraisers in their community. Cash donations can also be made at any Walgreens location.

Walgreens commemorated the return of the laughs and Red Nose Day fun with the help of actor and comedian Ravi Patel (Grandfathered, Masters of None), who helped deliver the first batch of Red Noses and Red Flair to Walgreens shelves in Chicago, the retailer’s hometown. Accompanied by Walgreens team members, Patel arrived at Walgreens flagship store in a Red Nose Day-adorned armored truck. With security in place, a briefcase full of Red Noses and Red Flair handcuffed to his arm and a store full of unsuspecting shoppers, Patel successfully delivered the Red Nose Day fun to Walgreens. The event was captured on film and is posted on the Walgreens YouTube channel.

#RedNose Road Trip & Challenges
Together with Walgreens, Patel will continue the fun online by inviting Americans to “Get Seriously Silly” on social media with weekly #RedNose challenges. Starting today and continuing every Monday leading up to Red Nose Day, Patel will accept the weekly #RedNose challenge from Walgreens with a silly video and task Americans to join in. The challenges include “Share your four-legged friend’s #RedNose look,” “Share your #RedNose Mom & Me Flair selfie,” and “Share your #RedNose landmark photo,” among others. People can share their silliest pictures and videos answering the challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #RedNose.

Weekly #RedNose challenge videos will be featured as part of a new Walgreens “50 States, 50 Stories” video series to live on Walgreens.com/RedNoseDay. In the series, Walgreens takes Red Nose Day on the road in search of powerful stories showing people both supporting and benefitting from Red Nose Day. The uplifting, fun-filled stories will showcase real people’s charitable Red Nose Day efforts in action across the country.

Walgreens “nose” consumers aren’t the only ones who know how to have fun for a great cause. Later this week, Walgreens executives will issue a Corporate Challenge to colleagues at other companies encouraging them to share funny videos and show America their silly sides. In the coming weeks Walgreens Facebook page will show just how silly corporate America can get to help fight kids’ poverty around the world.

Beyond the Nose
In the UK, Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion since it launched over 25 years ago and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives. The inaugural Red Nose Day event in the U.S. took place last May and raised more than $23 million to help kids in need in America and abroad.

This year, Red Nose Day’s nine-week campaign will culminate in a live, two-hour broadcast on NBC airing on May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET). The Red Nose Day Special will feature popular comedians, top musicians and Hollywood stars in an engaging mix of comedy, live musical performances and short, compelling films shedding light on the cause.

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 8 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 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country..

About Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc, a
registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Money raised goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which distributes money to organizations whose work helps to achieve Comic Relief Inc.’s vision of a just world free from poverty. The inaugural Red Nose Day in the U.S. was held on May 21, 2015 and raised more than $23 million. Funds raised benefited children in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally through programs addressing literacy, education, healthcare, and nutrition. The second annual Red Nose Day will be held on Thursday May 26, 2016.  The day’s events will culminate in a two-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.

Comic Relief Inc. and Comic Relief UK are independent organizations related through their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty; and with the same mission to effect positive change through the power of entertainment. In the UK, Red Nose Day has been going for 30 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe.

* Until June 4, 2016, for each Red Nose purchased Walgreens will donate $0.50; and for each Red Nose Flair item purchased (Beads, Bow Ties, Headbands, Sunglasses, Pens, Mugs, Cups and Hats) Walgreens will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to Comic Relief Inc.’s Red Nose Day Fund, which helps lift children out of poverty in the U.S. and overseas. For more information about the Red Nose Day Fund, visit rednoseday.org. No portion of purchase is tax deductible.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Supports Environmental Causes With New Product Launches And In-Store Programs

Kiehl's Since 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado / 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from Kiehl's Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, featuring art by Nikki Reed and Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton will benefit Recycle Across America(TM). To date, Kiehl's has already raised $300,000 for the non-profit, supplying recycling labels to 4,500 schools. (PRNewsFoto/Kiehl's Since 1851)

In honor of Earth Day and the brand’s commitment to the environment, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care is proud to announce two new products and programs that directly impact the environment.

First, the company will donate $50,000 to Recycle Across America™, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion around recycling, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress. These funds will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels for 650 K-12 schools in the United States.

The funds will be raised from Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, featuring art by socially conscious influencers Nikki Reed, Gabrielle Reece & Laird Hamilton. 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from this Earth Day campaign will benefit Recycle Across America™. To date, Kiehl’s has already raised $300,000 for the non-profit, supplying recycling labels to 4,500 schools, including School Districts in San Diego, Houston, Scottsdale and Culver City.

“We’ve been working with Recycle Across America since 2012. Their mission to introduce solutions that make recycling more simple, comprehensive and effective in the United States is perfectly aligned with our values,” says Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA. Through our Recycle & Be Rewarded program, Kiehl’s has collected 3,000,000 empty Kiehl’s bottles from our shoppers and recycled them on their behalf. We hope to reach the 3,500,000 mark this year!”

In tandem with the launch, Kiehl’s is encouraging its customers to recycle by giving every customer a complimentary Kiehl’s tote with every purchase of $100 or more, in any Kiehl’s store and at Kiehls.com, through April 27th. The company is also celebrates its own renewed Recycle and Be Rewarded! program, in which customers at Kiehl’s stores are rewarded with free product for bringing in their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling. Since 2009, Kiehl’s has recycled more than 3,000,000 bottles. In order to further decrease the company’s environmental footprint, it is no longer issuing printed Recycle and be Rewarded! cards. Instead, customers’ recycle count will be tracked digitally.

In other product news, Kiehl’s has introduced a new skincare formula using quinoa husk extract, derived from discarded quinoa husks, meaning that what was once considered waste is now a unique skincare innovation. For the first time in a facial skincare product, quinoa husk extract has been formulated into the company’s new anti-aging overnight treatment, Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. The formula offers accelerated cell turnover to reveal refined texture, improved skin tone and softer, more radiant skin.

Quinoa Husk Extract is sustainably sourced from the protective outer shell of the Quinoa seed without chemical alteration and with minimal environmental impact. In this formula, its powerful exfoliating properties work to help accelerate surface skin’s nighttime cell turnover process to release dull surface skin.

In partnership with Bolivian suppliers and a foundation that sustainably source the quinoa husk from local farmers, and promote the conservation and responsible use of natural Bolivian resources, Kiehl’s use of this ingredient targets to provide  in 3 years socio-economic development for 250 Bolivian farms and their families as well as contribute to protect the environment. Kiehl’s is strongly supporting the project to restore and enrich the soils in order to prevent erosion through the planting of native legumes, bushes and herbaceous plants.

For more information on these projects and to find a Kiehl’s store near you, please visit www.kiehls.com.

About Kiehl’s Since 1851:
Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village neighborhood. Its unique, extensive background represents a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and advanced through the generations. In addition to Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide, Kiehl’s products are available at www.Kiehls.com, by mail order at 1-800-KIEHLS-2 as well as through select specialty retailers worldwide.

About Recycle Across America:
Recycle Across America® (RAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has developed the first ever society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help eliminate the public confusion surrounding recycling. The standardized labels are being used by some of the most notable companies in the world and are resulting in more than 50% increases in recyclables being collected — with significantly less trash being thrown in the recycling bins. As a result, the economics of processing recyclables becomes more viable and stable, thereby allowing more companies to commit to using recycled materials in their manufacturing. For this reason, RAA and the standardized labels have been identified as a world-changing solution by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and have been referred to as “…one of the top environmental fixes taking root today,” by the New York Times. For more information, visit: www.recycleacrossamerica.org