HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears and Kmart announced today a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation a not-for-profit organization with a mission to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to less fortunate children this holiday. Today through November 30, Sears members and customers can make a cash donation* to the charity via checkout pin pads at all Sears stores nationwide. All proceeds from donations at Sears will be used by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to purchase toys for disadvantaged children during the holidays. Toys purchased will include items on the Fab 15 List to bring joy to less fortunate children.
In addition, now through December 9, more than 200 Kmart stores nationwide will display Marine Toys for Tots collection boxes. Shoppers are also invited to buy toys sold at Kmart for donation to the organization.
"Marine Toys for Tots is such a worthwhile cause. With the help of our generous customers, Sears and Kmart will help brighten the holiday season for children across America," said Peter Boutros, chief brand officer for Sears and Kmart. "This is one more example of how Sears and Kmart associates serve our local communities. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist this organization by broadening its reach to our store network and help ensure that children in need have access to toys that will certainly put smiles on their faces."
"We are very pleased to welcome Sears and Kmart as major national corporate sponsors of the 2018 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign," said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for over 71 years through our Toys for Tots Program," Silvester added. "With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten."
Visit your local Sears or Kmart store today to make a donation or contribute toys. You can find your local Sears store by visiting Sears.com/stores. You can locate your nearest Kmart store by visiting Kmart.com/stores.
For more information about Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org.
*Contributions will not be offered a tax receipt at time of donation, but may be tax deductible. Donors may not direct how funds are used, i.e., donors cannot specify the type of toy purchased or how toys are distributed.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading integrated retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through Sears-branded and affiliated full-line and specialty retail stores. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly 11 million service calls annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information, visit the company's website at kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: facebook.com/kmart | Twitter: twitter.com/kmart | Instagram:Instagram.com/kmart
About the Marine Toys for Tots Program
Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
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