Cause Marketing

Advance Auto Parts Launches 2009 National "Sneaker” Sales Campaign to Support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009 — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, and a national partner of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), is proud to announce the launch of its 2009 "sneaker” sales campaign to benefit children with diabetes. This year marks Advance’s 16th consecutive year of support for JDRF in the search to find a cure for type-1 (juvenile) diabetes. In the past 15 years, Advance has raised more than $16.5 million for JDRF. Advance and its Team Members are tireless in their efforts to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The company has already raised $1.5 million this year towards the 2009 Company goal of $3 million for JDRF.

Bloomingdale's to Support amfAR With 'Fashionable Fundraiser in Black & White'
August 24, 2009

NEW YORK, Augus 24, 2009 —  For the seventh year in a row, Bloomingdale's will host a charity shopping night in each of its stores -- the Fashionable Fundraiser in Black and White. Held each February and August, the Fashionable Fundraiser helps raise awareness and funds for national and local charities. This August, Bloomingdale's will partner with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, for the four-day event, running from Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Issues $4.9 Million in Grants to Support Literacy
August 24, 2009

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., August 24, 2009 — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation continues its commitment to promoting literacy and education by awarding grants to schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations through its back-to-school and youth literacy grant programs. Combined, the 746 grants will provide $4.9 million in funding to schools and nonprofit organizations that support literacy and basic education initiatives.

Ford Fund Gives $1.5 Million to San Antonio Nonprofits
August 21, 2009

August 20, 2009, Express-News — In the midst of a major downturn in the U.S. auto industry, the Ford Motor Company Fund announced Thursday that it will give $1.5 million over the next 15 months to San Antonio nonprofits, and $1 million of it to the new Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art+Design.

Home Depot Pledges $30-Million for Green-Building Effort
August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The home-repair and construction company Home Depot is pledging $30-million to help Habitat for Humanity International build affordable housing that is environmentally friendly.

Rebuilding Together, Lowe's Announce $1 Million Contribution
July 30, 2009

Washington, D.C., July 30,2009 — Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation today announced a $1 million grant award to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership.