SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This holiday season, Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, is celebrating GivingTuesday, the global day of giving, by matching customer donations* made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® in-store and online. GivingTuesday further amplifies Pottery Barn’s annual campaign by inspiring people to give back throughout the holiday season.
“We are honored to support the mission of St. Jude to end childhood cancer and this GivingTuesday, we were inspired to invite our customers to join us in that fight and make their generous donations go further,” said Marta Benson, Pottery Barn President. “Together, we can deepen our impact and support the important work St. Jude does each and every day, from groundbreaking research to innovative treatments for pediatric cancer.”
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has partnered with St. Jude since 2005 through various fundraising efforts, and the company has raised more than $42 million to-date for research and the care of children and families facing childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Pottery Barn is also proud to celebrate its partnership through an exclusive, annual collection which directly benefits St. Jude. The collection includes two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified and include a St. Jude teddy bear wearing a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude. The collection can be shopped in stores and online at www.potterybarn.com/pages/st-jude.
*Pottery Barn will provide up to $100,000 in gift matching funds for customer donations made on 12/3/19 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through Pottery Barn’s website and retail stores in the United States.
About Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, is a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, lighting and decorative accessories. Nearly all Pottery Barn products are designed in-house and are exclusive to its catalogs, stores and website. Pottery Barn operates company-owned stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and South Korea, and stores and ecommerce websites in Mexico, as well as an ecommerce site at www.potterybarn.com that offers international shipping to customers worldwide. Pottery Barn provides complimentary design services and a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events. Pottery Barn offers products for all life stages and every room in the home through Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, Pottery Barn Kids, and Pottery Barn Teen. Pottery Barn is also part of The Key Rewards, a free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits across the Williams-Sonoma family of brands. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: www.givingtuesday.org