February 26, 2016

Sears raises nearly $1M for Make-A-Wish America

WINDHAM – Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. reported today that its Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide raised $986,291 for Make-A-Wish® during its 2015 “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign. As part of the nationwide charitable program, which ran from Nov. 2 to Jan. 15, the Sears Hometown Store in Windham, encouraged customers to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 through various incentive promotions to support the wish-granting organization.
The funds raised allow Make-A-Wish to help more children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the powerful impact of a wish-come-true. Throughout its 2015 partnership with the organization, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores raised more than $1.4 million for Make-A-Wish, helping to grant nearly 150 wishes. 

“We believe a wish is a powerful force in helping children with life-threatening medical conditions and we are so thankful to the residents of the lakes region for helping support our efforts by donating to this amazing cause,” said store co-owner Bob Yates of Windham. “Together, we’re making a life-changing difference in so many families’ lives.” The Windham Sears store raised over $1,100 toward the project. 

In 2014, the Company’s campaign for Make-A-Wish raised more than $500,000. It plans to support Make-A-Wish again in 2016 to continue helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Plans for the next campaign will be released later in the year. 

http://www.downeastsharpening.com/David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, said, “With every event we hold and every donation given, we’re shining some brightness into the lives of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions and their families. To achieve our goal of granting the wish of every eligible child, we need support of companies like Sears Hometown and Outlet stores and we are grateful they make it a priority to give back to their communities.

FMI, call Jayne Levy, Fishman Public Relations, at (847) 945-1300 or jlevy@fishmanpr.com or visit the corporate website at www.shos.com.

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