ROCKAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Party City (NYSE:PRTY) Executive Chairman, Gerry Rittenberg, and the
nonprofit Candlelighters NYC, surprised kids fighting cancer and their
families with Halloween costumes, at the 14th Street store in
Manhattan Saturday morning. Choosing from a wall of nearly 3,000 costume
options, and trick-or-treating at the 60 ft. long Candy City, the kids’
Halloween wishes were granted.
“Halloween is a time for fantasy, and when kids can escape reality, if
even for a day,” said Gerry Rittenberg, Executive Chairman of Party City
Holdco Inc. “Party City is committed to all children being able to enjoy
the excitement of Halloween and I was honored to partner with
Candlelighters NYC to provide these deserving kids the chance to dress
up. One mom even said, “It was the first time I’ve seen my daughter
smile all week!” “Our experience at Party City was so much fun! Evie and
Norah got to pick their own costumes – they chose princess costumes, of
course! We were greeted with smiles and hugs, and the generosity was
endless!” said parent Holly Call-West.
As North America’s leading Halloween retailer, Party City knows the
holiday is about more than just costumes and candy; it’s a chance at
make believe. The Candlelighters children chose top superhero costumes
such as Batgirl, Ironman and Captain America, as well as other popular
children’s costumes including PAW Patrol and Shimmer and Shine.
“We’re so grateful to Party City for donating fun, popular Halloween
costumes for all of our kids – this really is the ultimate treat,” said
Candlelighters NYC Executive Director and Founder, Barbara Zobian.
Candlelighters NYC is an organization dedicated to helping families get
through the difficult times when a child is diagnosed with and being
treated for cancer.
Since 2011, Party City and its customers have raised more than $14
million in donations and fundraising, primarily focused on causes
benefiting children, the heart of Party City. To learn more about Party
City, please visit www.PartyCity.com.
For more information on Candlelighters NYC, please visit www.Candlelightersnyc.org.
About Party City (NYSE: PRTY)
Party City Holdco Inc. (the “Company” or “Party City”) is the leading
party goods retailer, by revenue, in North America and, we believe, the
largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally
by revenue. The Company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for
party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great
retail brand, Party City Holdco Inc. is a global, world-class
organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing
operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations with a multi-channel
retailing strategy that includes the Party City brick and mortar and
e-commerce retail operations. The Company is the leading player in its
category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth.
Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, sources and distributes
party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex
balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts
and stationery throughout the world. The Company’s retail operations
include over 1,000 specialty retail party supply stores (including
approximately 200 franchise stores) in the United States, Mexico and
Canada, operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and
e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name PartyCity.com.
The Company franchises both individual stores and franchise areas
throughout the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico, principally under
the name Party City.
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