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Hayneedle donates blankets to Sandy victims

Online home furnishings retailer Hayneedle donated thousands of blankets to families impacted by Hurricane Sandy through the Children's Home Society of New Jersey (CHS of NJ).

The company's second annual Gifts That Give Back holiday collection launched at Hayneedle.com in November

HayneedleFrom left, Donna Pressma and Susan O’Leary (CHS of NJ), Fern C. Lumpkin, Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari, Maritza Raimundi-Petroski (CHS of NJ)
2012 with the goal of delivering warm blankets to children in need in the United States.

Shortly after hearing the reports of devastation left by the superstorm, Hayneedle, in association with Pearl Mantels Corp. and other participating vendors, chose to designate these blankets to families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The gift was arranged through a collaboration with The Children's Home Society of America of which CHS of NJ is a member.

"At Hayneedle, we are committed to positively impacting the communities we serve in any way possible," said Doug Nielsen, president and CEO, Hayneedle. "As families continue to struggle with Sandy's aftermath, donating all blankets to the affected families was an easy decision for our company and participating vendors. As temperatures continue to drop, we take comfort in knowing our collective donation will help families stay warm. We are proud that our Gifts That Give Back collection has expanded to include many generous partners and associations this year, as the donation nearly doubled since the prior year."

Hayneedle launched its first holiday giving campaign to support the CHSA in 2011 in association with Pearl Mantels Corp. For every purchase made from participating vendors in the Gifts That Give Back collection, Hayneedle donated two blankets to be distributed by the CHSA.

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