July 19, 2017 // Franchising.com // Wayne, NJ - Toys"R"Us® today announced that in year one of its three-year commitment to provide $7 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the company and the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund exceeded the campaign goal raising nearly $3 million that will help provide essential life-saving treatments and services at no cost to its patients.
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“Toys"R"Us is all about bringing joy to children and families, and together with St. Jude, we are bringing smiles to their faces at a place and time that really matters most,” said Dave Brandon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc. “St. Jude is saving lives, plain and simple. The gravity of what they do for families around the world is unmatched, as they lead in treating and defeating life-threatening diseases affecting children.”
Toys"R"Us kicked off its partnership with St. Jude in March with a larger-than-life event that was truly worthy of the kids who receive care at the hospital in Tennessee. Not only did the event benefit the children receiving treatment at the facility, but also their siblings and parents.
“Toys"R"Us is a brand that cares deeply about the patients and families of St. Jude,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The first year of our partnership has been remarkably successful. Toys"R"Us and its incredibly kindhearted customers, who are genuinely passionate about our mission, have helped us deliver joy to so many families at St. Jude, and their generosity will continue to help St. Jude find cures and save the lives of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases in communities everywhere.”
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Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 879 Toys"R"Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in 815 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys"R"Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has nearly 65,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys"R"Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys"R"Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our 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 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and 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, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
The philanthropic mission of Toys"R"Us, Inc. and the Toys"R"Us Children’s Fund is to keep children safe and help them in times of need. The Toys"R"Us Children’s Fund contributes millions of dollars annually to various children’s organizations, including those providing disaster relief to victims of large-scale crises, as well as those supporting America’s military families. The Fund also provides grants to leading special needs organizations, furthering the company’s commitment to children of all abilities. In addition to financial and product donations, Toys"R"Us, Inc. hosts in-store and online fundraising campaigns annually that raise millions of dollars for the company’s signature philanthropic partners.
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