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Shop at Marshalls, HomeGoods to Help Stop Abuse

Oct 16, 2006

Shopping at HomeGoods on Tuesday, October 17 and at Marshalls on Thursday, October 19 will benefit the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s efforts to stop domestic violence and help victims.

On Tuesday, HomeGoods, the country’s only off-price home fashions retailer with more than 250 stores nationwide, is partnering with the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) on its first-ever national shopping day, “Shop to Show You Care,” to raise awareness for domestic violence prevention.

Over the past three years, HomeGoods has donated more than $150,000 to the FVPF to help stop violence against women. “We thank HomeGoods and its customers for helping keep women and children safe in their homes and communities,” said FVPF President Esta Soler. “We are enormously grateful for the company’s generosity and partnership.”

“Partnering with HomeGoods and the Family Violence Prevention Fund is just one way in which we continue to support efforts made in communities nationwide to end domestic abuse. Our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and raise hopeful future generations,” said Jacquelyn Pierce, GFWC International President. For more information on HomeGoods and store locations, visit www.homegoods.com.

Shop Til It Stops Day


Marshalls will continue its groundbreaking work to stop domestic violence when it holds its annual Shop ‘Til It Stops Day on Thursday, October 19. This is the 13th consecutive year that Marshalls will donate one percent of the day’s sales from all of its stores to the FVPF, this year up to $150,000.

“Marshalls is proud to support the FVPF’s trailblazing work to stop domestic violence and teach the next generation that violence is wrong,” said Marshalls spokesperson Amy Cafazzo. “Abuse is a serious issue for our employees, our customers and our communities, and we will continue doing all we can to stop it.”

One of the nation’s leading off-price family apparel and home fashion retailers, Marshalls’ work to improve the corporate response to domestic violence is a positive example for the business community. For the second year, Marshalls sponsored an event at a California domestic violence shelter where two residents received makeovers courtesy of the off-price retailer. Vivica A. Fox and Lisa Rinna, from ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, participated. In addition to Shop ‘Til It Stops, Marshalls has partnered with the FVPF on numerous other programs, including employee education about domestic violence.

“Marshalls has made an extraordinary, long-term commitment to stopping domestic violence,” said FVPF President Esta Soler. “The company is a role model for our nation’s retailers and businesses in that regard.”

Marshalls has more than 700 stores nationwide. For locations, go to www.marshallsonline.com.

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