On March 24th, 2017, Hudson’s Bay and Home Outfitters will be running their “Giving Day” campaign where customers are encouraged to purchase a $5 ticket that entitles them to receive a discount on almost all of their purchases, including cosmetics. This year, 70% of proceeds will be donated to BGCC to fund HBC Summer Brain Gain.
Hudson’s Bay and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
The Hudson’s Bay Foundation’s charitable giving strategy, Strength in Stripes, addresses the needs of Canada’s future and works to ensure that every Canadian can achieve their full potential. The campaign incorporates three primary components: Achieve, Thrive and Win.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is their primary partner under the “Achieve” pillar, which focuses on empowering Canadians to overcome barriers through education, mentorship and community engagement.
HBC Summer Brain Gain
Research indicates that many students suffer from learning loss during the summer months, with disadvantaged students being particularly vulnerable. Summer literacy programs can help counteract those losses.
With the support of Hudson’s Bay, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada launched HBC Summer Brain Gain, a program that provides opportunities to practice reading and mathematics skills on a daily basis in an enjoyable environment. The program focuses on two key outcomes:
• educational activities that look and feel different from the regular school day
• high levels of youth engagement and motivation
HBC Summer Brain Gain provides the support that young people need to make their summer vacation a season of continued learning and development.
About Hudson’s Bay Company
Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America’s oldest company. Today, HBC offers customers a range of retailing categories and shopping experiences primarily in the United States and Canada. Our leading banners—Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH—offer a compelling assortment of apparel, accessories, shoes, beauty and home merchandise. Hudson’s Bay is Canada’s most prominent department store with 90 full-line locations, two outlet stores and thebay.com. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., four Lord & Taylor outlet locations and lordandtaylor.com. Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury specialty retailers, comprises 39 U.S. stores, five international licensed stores and saks.com. OFF 5TH offers value-oriented merchandise through 85 U.S. stores and saksoff5th.com. The Company also operates Home Outfitters, Canada’s largest kitchen, bed and bath specialty superstore with 67 locations. Hudson’s Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HBC”.
Dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians, the HBC Foundation supports Canadian organizations and initiatives that contribute to healthy families, strong communities and sport excellence. Since its inception in 2005, the HBC Foundation has contributed more than $84 million to help Canadians achieve, thrive and win