QVC and Housewares Charity Foundation look to top 2021 giving, which helped deliver 6.7 million meals
Submitted by Qurate Retail Group
WEST CHESTER, Pa., August 4, 2022 /CSRwire/ – QVC, a world leader in video commerce (“vCommerce”) across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms, and the Housewares Charity Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the home and housewares industry, have joined forces once again to present Living for Giving, a cross-platform shopping event to support Feeding America®. Following a successful campaign in 2021, the second annual Living for Giving features national name brand houseware products at discounted prices* and directs 70%** of the purchase price to benefit Feeding America’s efforts to fight hunger through a network of food banks in communities across the U.S. Living for Giving is now live on all QVC TV, digital, streaming and social platforms and runs through October 28.
“Through Living for Giving, we’re presenting our customers a meaningful opportunity to shop national brand home products for a great cause, at reduced prices,” said Suzanne Quigley, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs for Qurate Retail Group. “In collaboration with the Housewares Charity Foundation, the event combines the generosity of our incredible community of vendors with QVC’s extensive vCommerce and digital reach to help raise awareness and funds for Feeding America and their mission to provide hunger-relief across the U.S.”
On August 31, QVC Program Hosts David Venable and Alberti Popaj will anchor a two-hour live broadcast from 6 to 8 p.m. ET, featuring such notable brands as Mrs. Prindable’s, Rastelli’s, Cuisinart, Ninja, Dash, Geoffrey Zakarian, Just Bagels, and more.
“For the second year in a row, the Housewares Charity Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with QVC and Feeding America in this Living for Giving event,” said Barbara Westfield, Member Board of Directors, the Housewares Charity Foundation. “Our Foundation is committed to helping fight hunger in this country and support those vulnerable to lack of nutrition with millions of meals. Our vendor community is devoted to sharing generously and supporting Living for Giving.”
In 2021, Living for Giving generated more than $670,000 to support Feeding America, which helped to provide more than 6.7 million meals to families in need. For more than 40 years, Feeding America has responded to the needs of people facing hunger in the United States. The painful reality of hunger is playing out in every community across the country. Each $1 helps to provide at least ten meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
For additional information on QVC and Housewares Charity Foundation Presents Living for Giving, visit QVC.com. To learn more about QVC and Qurate Retail Group’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit https://www.qurateretailgroup.com/lp/corporate-responsibility/.
*While supplies last
** Purchase price excludes shipping and handling charges and tax.
QVC is a world leader in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms. QVC empowers shoppers with knowledge and shares insights in a lively and engaging way. QVC offers an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products – from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry – and connects shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa., and founded in 1986, QVC has retail operations in the US, the U.K., Germany, Japan and Italy. Worldwide, QVC reaches more than 200 million homes via its 12 broadcast networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, websites, mobile apps and social pages. To learn more, visit corporate.qvc.com, follow @QVC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or follow QVC on Pinterest, YouTube or LinkedIn.
Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) is a Fortune 500 company that includes QVC, HSN®, Zulily® and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail GroupSM”), as well as other minority interests and green energy investments. Qurate Retail Group is dedicated to providing a more human way to shop and is the largest player in vCommerce. For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com, follow @QurateRetailGrp on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or follow Qurate Retail Group on YouTube or LinkedIn. QVC and Q are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About Housewares Charity Foundation
Over 25 years ago, the housewares industry came together and formed this foundation to “give back and pay it forward” to the very people we market products to everyday. The Housewares Charity Foundation is comprised of large and small companies in our industry with a viewpoint of always giving back to the community, delivering over $50 million dollars for great causes including pediatric cancer, breast cancer research, Alzheimer’s, MS and more. The Housewares Charity Foundation believes the home is our heart and our core mission is to gather our vendor community in contributing and building strong values.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Qurate Retail Group
Qurate Retail GroupSM comprises seven leading retail brands – QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a more human way to shop. Qurate Retail Group is the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms. The retailer reaches more than 200 million homes worldwide via 14 television networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps, websites, print catalogs and in-store destinations. Qurate Retail Group combines shopping and entertainment to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers. Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., Qurate Retail Group has 26,400 team members in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy, Poland and China.
Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) includes the Qurate Retail Group portfolio of brands as well as other minority interests and green energy investments.
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