DSW Announces Top 8 Non-Profit Finalists For Open Social Media Voting In Shoe
Lovers Care Leave Your Mark Program
Charity with Most Votes to be Awarded $75K
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), the
leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is giving back to the
community through its new Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark platform. After
reviewing almost 200 non-profit organizations which were nominated by DSW
employees nationwide, the popular retailer has selected 8 finalists: Autism
Speaks, Bright Pink, Children's Hunger Alliance, CureSearch for Children's
Cancer, Look Good Feel Better/PCPCF, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Shoes That Fit and
Semper Fi Fund. The organization ultimately with the most votes will be
awarded a $75,000 grant through the Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program.
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From April 15 to April 29, 2013, DSW employees nominated non-profit
organizations they are personally passionate about supporting. Now it is up
to shoe lovers everywhere to vote for the one they feel is most deserving of
the grant money. Voters can visit DSW's Facebook page www.facebook.com/DSW
from June 6-19, to learn about these charities. Results of the Leave Your Mark
Program will be announced in Mid-July.The finalists include:
oAutism Speaks, raises funds and public awareness for global biomedical
research into causes, treatments, prevention and possible cure for autism,
and is dedicated to supporting individuals, families and society affected
by the hardships of this disorder, nominated by Kenneth Alumbaugh from
oBright Pink supports women to take action in detecting ovarian and breast
cancers at early non life-threatening stages, nominated by Kim Dahlinger
from Westerville, OH
oChildren's Hunger Alliance directly feeds children nutritious meals in
CHA-sponsored child care homes and afterschool programs, increases
children's access to nutritious food in schools and summer feeding
locations, and educates children to make healthy food choices and engage
in physical activity to reduce the incidence of obesity and promote
lifelong health, nominated by Brooke Butler of Columbus, OH.
oCureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supports targeted and
innovative children's cancer research and provides the authoritative
source of information and resources for all those affected by children's
cancer, nominated by Victoria Fischetto in Omaha, NE
oLook Good Feel Better/PCPCF is dedicated to improving self-esteem and
quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer through
complimentary group, individual and self-help beauty sessions, nominated
by Robin Baker in Westerville, OH
oMid-Ohio Food Bank works with grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the
USDA and community partners to obtain food and distribute it to more than
550 food panties, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and
senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio, nominated by Kristen
Lepionka from Columbus, OH
oShoes That Fit helps children in need receive new shoes and clothing for
school, nominated by Joanne Hinchliffe in Lakewood, CO
oSemper Fi Fund provides financial assistance to wounded Marines and their
families while they recover, nominated by John Glassmire from Sunbury, OH
About DSW Inc.
DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience
a breathtaking assortment ofdesigner shoesandbootsat everyday value prices
in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled
with the latest trends in men's andwomen's shoes- includingflats,pumps,
boots,booties,sandals,wedgesandathletic shoes!DSW also featuresa
variety of styles for special occasions—perfect for a wedding or party.For
an even larger selection,dsw.comoffers more styles, extended sizes,kids'
shoesandLuxe810which offers top luxury brands up to 50% off.
DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers
earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only
offers. Customers can also participate in a lively Shoe Lover community on
Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win
freeshoeson Facebook each Tuesday during "Free Shoesday."
As of June 11, 2013, DSW operates 377 stores in 42 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site,http://www.dsw.com,
and a mobile website,http://m.dsw.com. DSW also supplies footwear to 347
leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group.
For store locations and additional information about DSW,
visithttp://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLoversand like DSW on Facebook
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