Sears Holdings Corporation welcomed the season of giving by announcing its partnership with USA Cares, an international charity dedicated to serving members of the armed forces and their families. As part of this partnership, the retailer will spearhead a charitable initiative on its holiday website, readysetholiday.com. Along with merchandise from Sears, Kmart and Lands' End, the site offers Mom solutions for all her holiday needs and through USA Cares, it provides an opportunity for customers to share in the joy of giving while touching the lives of military families facing hardship.
Customers will be able to purchase a gift online for military families on readysetholiday.com through December 25. Sears Holdings has kicked off the effort with an initial donation of $10,000 in gift cards.
"We are excited to be partnering with USA Cares," said Maureen McGuire, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Sears Holdings Corporation. "Our company has a longstanding commitment to those in the military and we feel privileged to assist the troops and their families through this initiative. We hope our customers will take this opportunity to help those who are either facing hardship or who won't be able to celebrate with their loved ones because they are away serving their country."
Roger Stradley, a founding member and director of operations for USA Cares said, "Sears Holdings' reputation of supporting our servicemen and women is well known. All of us at USA Cares are truly honored to become part of this American tradition. We are grateful to Sears Holdings for leading this effort to ensure that military families are remembered this holiday season."
Customers are encouraged to visit the website to purchase a gift for a military family from a wishlist. The site is accessible at http://www.readysetholiday.com/ , as well as through links located on http://www.sears.com/ and http://www.kmart.com/ .
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is the nation's third largest broadline retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 13 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
About USA Cares
USA Cares, a Radcliff, KY based 501(c)3 charity, serves to provide military families of all branches and services with financial support, while offering direction and advice and a caring attitude. USA Cares has assisted over 4000 military Service members and families with over 2 million dollars in quality of life grants. Learn more about USA Cares by visiting http://www.usacares.us/ .
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