A Season of Wishes: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Teams Again with Make-A-Wish® for 2015 Holiday Campaign

More than 1,200 Stores are Raising Funds this Holiday Season to Grant Wishes for Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

November 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – With the holiday season right around the corner, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is teaming again with Make-A-Wish® for its 2015 “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign. The funds raised will allow Make-A-Wish to help more children - with life-threatening medical conditions - experience the powerful, and oftentimes, life-changing impact of a fulfilled wish.

Through December 31, customers at any of the 1,200-plus Sears Hometown Store, Sears Outlet Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware locations nationwide are invited to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign. The stores will also offer the following fundraising promotions:

  • Donate Now, Save Later with Award Cards – Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish November 19-22 or December 10-13 will receive a $10 Award Card to be used toward a future purchase; valid December 3-9 or December 26-31, respectively.
  • Wednesday, November 25 is Wish Wednesday – Customers are encouraged to donate $5 to Make-A-Wish in order to take advantage of the locations’ Thanksgiving Door Busters and Black Friday Deals early (from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.), avoiding the chaos and long lines while supporting a cause.
  • A Very Merry Santa Sale at Sears Hometown Stores and Sears Outlet Stores – Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish will receive an extra 10 percent off everything storewide; valid at Sears Hometown Stores from December 17-21 and Sears Outlet Stores from December 17-24.

“As a company, we are always looking for ways to help improve the lives of others and recognize the national power we have to help raise funds for great causes,” said William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, President. “Since partnering with Make-A-Wish last holiday season, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has raised more than $995,000. We want to break the $1 million mark this year. We believe in the power of a wish in helping children with life-threatening medical conditions and we hope our customers will join with us in our support of this great organization.”

Through the Season of Wishes holiday campaign, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. will donate 100 percent of customer donations to Make-A-Wish. For more information, visit wish.org.

About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of May 2, 2015, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,248 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installation and extended service contracts.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments - the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, sporting goods and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than list prices.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at http://www.wish.org to learn more.

SOURCE Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. 


Jayne Levy
Fishman Public Relations
(O) 847.945.1300



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