1888PressRelease – We’re hosting a kick off event THIS FRIDAY, 8/18 6-10PM, at the Ives Center in Danbury, in conjunction with the Forever Grateful Music Festival. We’ll be cooking and selling pizza and raffling a Breville pizza oven. 100% of the proceeds will go to the cause, and all the funds will stay right here in Danbury!
Bridgeport, CT – Williams-Sonoma’s Danbury Fair Mall Store (Connecticut) proudly kicks off its 5th annual campaign in support of NO KID HUNGRY, this Friday, August 18th, from 6-10PM, during the Ives Center’s (Danbury) Forever Grateful Festival. We’ll be selling pizza by the slice, prepared on the Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Oven, and raffling one of these fantastic appliances (a $150.00 value). Each raffle ticket will be $1.00. The entire proceeds of pizza sales and the raffle will be donated to NO KID HUNGRY.
Shannon Luszczak, Sonoma’s store manager explains: “As a company that celebrates and facilitates eating great food, it’s particularly unconscionable to us that too many children go hungry. As citizens of Danbury, our store is keenly aware of the problem in our community. That’s why we’ve been partnered with No Kid Hungry since 2012. Our complete fund raising campaign will run in our store from 8/14-10/2. Throughout the year, we’ll continue to field events to continue to support the cause—we’ll be involved as long as the need remains. Importantly, every penny we raise will directly benefit the local community.”
In 2016 Williams-Sonoma raised $1.5 million dollars across the country, providing over 15 million meals for children in need (Every dollar raised provides up to 10 meals.)
About No Kid Hungry: 1 in 6 children in the US suffers from childhood hunger. No Kid Hungry is a philanthropic organization that is working to end childhood hunger in the US by connecting children in need to healthful meals in their local communities including school breakfasts, school lunch programs, healthy summer meals and teaching families to cook affordable nutrient rich meals at home. In areas where No Kid Hungry school breakfast programs are in place, statistics have shown an increase in test scores of up to 20%!
About Ives Center and the Forever Grateful Festival: Ives Concert Park is a prestigious, world-class performing arts center. This majestic outdoor amphitheater is situated on 40 wooded acres with a pond, breathtaking gardens and public hiking trails, and is located on the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. Ives hosts a variety of world-renowned international, national, regional and local artists and is a truly unique arts experience in harmony with a natural environment, where trees and stars become the backdrop for cultural enrichment. The Charles Ives Authority for the Performing Arts honors the memory of one of America’s greatest music composers and Danbury native, Charles Edward Ives (1874 – 1954), by providing a nationally recognized forum for the performing and creative arts.
The Ives is a tremendous resource for the western Connecticut community, initiating economic development for local businesses, as well as establishing corporate stakeholder partnerships that assist in underwriting the costs of performances, thus allowing affordable access to acclaimed artistic performances. With more than 65,000 guests attending events each year, Ives Concert Park boosts tourism and is an asset in attracting consumers, new residents and businesses to the Greater Danbury region.
The third annual Forever Grateful Music Festival celebrates the music of Grateful Dead, Phish, Allmans, Marley, JGB plus local talents playing funk, bluegrass, jams, reggae and rock! The rocking festival never stops with continuous jams from 2 stages, delicious food vendors, funky shops and more!
About Williams-Sonoma: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of high quality products for the home.
In 1956, our founder, Chuck Williams, turned a passion for cooking and eating with friends into a small business with a big idea. He opened a store in Sonoma, California, to sell the French cookware that intrigued him while visiting Europe but that could not be found in America. Chuck’s business, which set a standard for customer service, took off and helped fuel a revolution in American cooking and entertaining that continues today.
In the decades that followed, the quality of our products, our ability to identify new opportunities in the market and our people-first approach to business have facilitated our expansion beyond the kitchen into nearly every area of the home. Additionally, by embracing new technologies and customer-engagement strategies as they emerge, we are able to continually refine our best-in-class approach to multi-channel retailing.
Today, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is one of the United States’ largest e-commerce retailers with some of the best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings. We currently operate retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and franchise our brands to third parties in a number of countries in the Middle East, the Philippines and Mexico. Our products are also available to customers through our catalogs and online worldwide.
Store Manager, Williams-Sonoma, Danbury (CT) Fair Mall
SLuszczak ( @ ) stores dot williams-sonoma dot com
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