Volunteers Host Parties for and Purchase, Wrap and Deliver Presents to Kids In
Need WHO: More than 700 children will receive gifts purchased by Sears employees. The gifts will be distributed at parties hosted by Sears Volunteers that will benefit children from five local organizations, including: Fox View Alliance for Community Enhancement in Carpentersville; Centro de Informacion in Elgin, Hope Alive in Chicago; Boys and Girls Club and The Spanish Center, both in Joliet. WHAT: As part of Sears continued commitment to the community, the company's employees are participating in the Sears Holiday Heroes program to help brighten the holiday season for children in need. Last week, Sears employees in Hoffman Estates purchased gifts from Sears Wish Book. Sears volunteers and their families are wrapping the gifts and will deliver them to the children at a holiday party hosted by Sears. WHERE/ WHEN: Holiday parties will be held at four of the organizations where children will enjoy refreshments and games in addition to receiving their gifts from Sears. Saturday, December 15 -- Fox View, Carpentersville, 2 and 3 p.m. -- Centro de Informacion, Elgin, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. -- Boys and Girls Club, Joliet, 2 p.m. -- The Spanish Center, Joliet, 2 p.m. In addition, Sears volunteers and their children will be wrapping the gifts earlier in the day at Dart Warehouse at 8 a.m. WHY: Sears has a long-standing commitment to Chicagoland families and children in Chicagoland and nationwide. The Sears volunteer initiative is a strategic partnership with America's Promise and the Points of Light Foundation designed to support America's Youth through volunteering. VISUAL: Children and their families enjoying the holiday season with laughter, love and gifts. CONTACT: Media, Melissa Winchester, +1-847-286-5708, or Community Affairs, Lisa Finnern, +1-847-286-5506
PRNewswire -- Dec. 13
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.