ADL Partners With Gordmans In National Effort To Combat Hatred And Bullying

 ADL Partners With Gordmans In National Effort To Combat Hatred And Bullying

PR Newswire

Aug. 6

New York, NY, August 6, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Gordmans,
Inc., an apparel and home decor retailer with 90 stores in 19 states, are
teaming up to promote ADL's No Place for Hate® ^ initiative to help eradicate
hatred, prejudice and bullying as students and teachers prepare to head back
to school this fall.

Through the month of August, Gordmans will join ADL in a call to action
encouraging individuals, parents, teachers and students to take a stand
against bullying and prejudice in schools and communities. Guests at Gordmans
stores are invited to purchase "Helping Hands" for $1 each or more in support
of the initiative. Every dollar raised will directly benefit ADL's No Place
for Hate® anti-bullying initiatives.

"This public-private partnership provides schools and communities with an
organizing framework for combating bullying and bias, leading to long-term
solutions for creating a positive climate that is inclusive and safe for all,"
said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Like ADL, Gordmans is a nearly
century-old company that has a clear commitment to make a difference in the
communities it serves. As ADL celebrates our centennial, there's a great
synergy in our partnership and shared effort to combat hatred and bullying."

"The back-to-school shopping season is an ideal time to raise awareness of and
take a stand against bullying and prejudice in schools. Research shows that
one-third of our youth have been bullied and one out of six has been
cyberbullied," said Jeff Gordman, President and CEO of Gordmans. "We are proud
to partner with the Anti-Defamation League because its proven bullying
prevention programs have helped schools become more inclusive and welcoming to
all. We invite Gordmans' guests to join us in this important effort to help
students feel safe at school so they can learn and thrive."

At Gordmans' retail locations across the country, the "Helping Hands"
purchased by guests will be displayed in the stores, helping to raise
awareness of the problem of bullying and its consequences and to inspire the
public to take a stand against hate. Both ADL and Gordmans will be promoting
the campaign via Facebook and Twitter.

ADL's nationally recognized No Place for Hate® initiative and A WORLD OF
DIFFERENCE Institute® anti-bullying programs enable schools to promote respect
for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.

ADL's education programs have reached more than 58 million adults and children
with anti-bias educational programming. Last year, ADL trained nearly 2,800
educators and administrators with bullying and cyberbullying prevention
workshops, and the League reached an additional 37,000 elementary and
secondary school students across the country in 2012 with bullying prevention
and anti-bias assembly programs. More than 1,500 K-12 schools across the
country have been officially designated as No Place for Hate® ^ for their
anti-bias efforts.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading
organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that
counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. Follow us on Twitter, @ADL_News.

Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) features a large selection of the latest name brands,
fashions and styles at up to 60 percent off department and specialty store
prices every day. The wide range of merchandise includes name brand apparel
for all ages, footwear, handbags, fragrances, accessories, wall art, accent
furniture, tabletop decor, floral and garden, candles, toys and more. Founded
in 1915, Gordmans operates 90 stores in 52 markets and 19 states. Gordmans is
ranked No. 29 on the 2012 Forbes magazine list of America's 100 best small-cap
companies. For more information about Gordmans, visit gordmans.com. Join the
conversation on Gordmans' Facebook and Twitter, @gordmans.

Contact: Todd Gutnick (212) 885-7755
adlmedia@adl.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Aug. 6, 2013/

SOURCE Anti-Defamation League

Website: http://www.adl.org
 
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