For the first time in the three-year corporate partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Justice, the tween clothing retailer will invite customers to give a donation to the pediatric hospital during the holiday season. The “Wish and Wonder” national campaign will raise funds for The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s from Nov. 1-Jan. 7, 2017.
As they have done so generously during the previous “Give Hope” spring campaigns, Justice customers will have the opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s at the register at over 950 stores in the United States and Canada.
“Children come to Nationwide Children’s Hospital from all 50 U.S. states and more than forty countries worldwide,” said Jim Digan, President of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are so excited to expand our campaign with Justice into Canada this year. The company has shown an admirable dedication to our mission of helping children everywhere. We couldn’t do what we do without Justice.”
When it can be an especially challenging time to be in the hospital, Justice customers, as well as patient family and friends, can help brighten the days of Nationwide Children’s patients by sending e-cards with a special holiday message.
Furthermore, the tween retailer will provide customers a chance to leave words of encouragement on a Snowflake Card to be delivered to patients at Nationwide Children’s. These Snowflake Cards will be collected from all Justice stores across the United States and can be used to decorate patient rooms and serve as greetings on food delivery trays.
“Our commitment to the health and well-being of children is a priority,” said Lece Lohr, President of Justice. “This holiday campaign was specifically developed to engage our tween customer. We know her, we care about her, and we want the best for her. We also know she cares about others. It’s a great example of our associates and customers uniting to support the tremendous services Nationwide Children’s provides.”
Justice recently launched a “Girls with Heart” ambassador program. These young ladies from around the country are active, smart, creative, and join together to prove that all girls can make a positive difference. “Girls with Heart” share their unique stories through regular video content featured on the Justice YouTube channel illustrating how they Live Justice every day.
Justice’s spring national store campaign, “Give Hope,” raised more than $520,000 during a six-week period. In three years since the spring “Give Hope” campaign was launched, the
specialty retailer has raised more than $1.5 million dollars for Nationwide Children’s. In all, more than 900 Justice retail stores across the country participated in the campaign this past February and March.
Justice, a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ-ASNA), is the largest tween lifestyle specialty retailer in the world. Known as the premier destination for fashion-aware tweens, Justice provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween girls, ages 7–14. Justice celebrates tween girls through an extraordinary experience of fashion and fun in an everything-for-her destination. Today, Justice operates over 950 stores throughout the United States and Canada, along with an international presence in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Middle East. Visit shopjustice.com for store information and to shop online.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org