By Echo, Special for USDR
Echo is partnering with Bloomingdale’s and Together We Rise, a non-profit, transforming the way youth navigate the foster care system, for their fourth annual Share the Warmth Campaign. For each cold weather hat, scarf, pair of gloves, or outerwear piece purchased at echodesign.com now through December 24th, Echo will donate a comparable item to the organization. Together We Rise will then distribute products to their large network of foster homes across the country, and ultimately to young women transitioning out of foster care.
A family-owned and operated business for over four generations, Echo is dedicated to sharing the sense of family with those in need. Over the past four years, Echo has donated thousands of cold weather items to young women in need.
In an effort to increase awareness and widen the reach of this year’s campaign, Echo has partnered with Bloomingdale’s to host ‘Share the Warmth’ customer shopping events at three different locations on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Locations include New York City (59th Street), Chicago (North Michigan Avenue) and New Jersey (Shops at Riverside). For every Echo item purchased at the event, Echo will match the number of products sold and donate additional cold weather items to Together We Rise.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with Together We Rise and enhance our efforts to raise awareness for the cause, and bring some comfort and warmth to young women in need,” says Echo’s Vice President of Communications, Lynn Roberts. “As a member of a family run business, the opportunity to improve the lives of these young adults just makes sense to us.”
About Echo and The Echo Design Group
Established in 1923, Echo is a leader in creating innovative and beautifully designed accessories and home products. The brand includes scarfs, bags, cold weather items, gloves, outerwear and beachwear. Echo home collections consist of bedding, bath products, decorative fabric and trim, wall coverings, rugs, tabletop and table linens. These products are distributed globally. The Echo Design Group creates collections through private label for major brands and retailers, prominent museums such as MoMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and through its longstanding licensing relationship with the Ralph Lauren family of brands.
Bloomingdale’s is America’s only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy’s, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 38 Bloomingdale’s stores and 17 Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Stores, in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. In addition, Bloomingdale’s has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow @bloomingdales on social media, become a Loyallist, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit www.bloomingdales.com.
About Together We Rise
Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. We collaborate with community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system.
TWR works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to bring our programs to foster youth across the nation. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag.