Customers Participating in the National Retailer’s “Season of Wishes”
Holiday Fundraising Campaign on Nov. 25 Gain Early Access to Deals in
Support of Make-A-Wish®
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sears
Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) locations nationwide
are celebrating “Wish Wednesday” on November 25, as part of the
Company’s 2015 “Season of Wishes” holiday campaign supporting Make-A-Wish®.
On Wish Wednesday, customers who donate $5 upon check out are able to
take advantage of the store’s Thanksgiving Doorbusters and Black Friday
Deals that evening (5 – 9 p.m.; hours vary by store**), avoiding the
chaos and long lines while supporting a deserving cause. 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 wish-come-true.
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 Season of
Since partnering with Make-A-Wish last holiday season, Sears Hometown
and Outlet Stores has raised more than $995,000 for the wish granting
organization. William Powell, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, President said, “We believe in the power of a
wish in helping children with life-threatening medical conditions and
hope to raise more than $1 million this year. With our customer’s
support, we know we can hit this benchmark and grant even more wishes to
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 about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.
To find the nearest location, visit http://www.shos.com.
** Sears Hometown Store locations from 5 – 8 p.m. and Sears Outlet
Store, Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware
locations are 6 – 9 p.m.
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 August 1, 2015, Sears
Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees
operated 1,215 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and
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.
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.