The Company Store Enlists America’s Children In Kids Design Contest
NEW YORK, MAY 16, 2012—The Company Store®, one of America’s largest home décor and bedding companies for more than 100 years, is proud to announce the launch of its “Kids Design Contest” in which children nationwide will have the opportunity to design comforters to be donated to military families. This year, The Company Store has partnered with Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of the United States’ service members and wounded veterans, to give away more than 10,000 comforters to military families in need across the nation.
Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative to mobilize all Americans to 'step up and do what they do best’ to support veterans, service members and their families. Roughly 75% of the military families served by Operation Homefront live at an income level 80% below the median income for the communities in which they reside.
“The Kids Design Contest is a way for a child’s creativity to brighten the spirits of thousands of military families facing difficult times,” said The Company Store Director of Marketing Karen Feldman. “We couldn’t think of a better way to engage children to support these incredible servicemen and women by giving them the comfort and care that they so deserve.”
The contest begins on Memorial Day Weekend May 28, 2012 and runs through June 22, 2012. Voting will take place on Facebook from June 23-30, 2012 and the winner will be announced on the 4th of July 2012. The winning design will be made into thousands of comforters and will be donated to the families of servicemen and women around the nation.
In addition to the creation of the winning comforter, the three “designers” with the most votes on Facebook will also win a gift card as a token of The Company Store’s appreciation. Those interested in participating can get more information by going to www.thecompanystore.com and clicking on the tab “Kids Design Contest” to view the official rules.