The Container Store Launches Holiday Hugs Program in Partnership with Children’s Hospitals Nationwide

Retailer Accepting New, Unwrapped Gifts for Young Hospital Patients

COPPELL, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Container Store (NYSE:TCS) today announces its new, community giving
program, Holiday Hugs. The retailer is partnering with children’s
hospitals across the country to collect and deliver new, unwrapped gifts
to young patients who are spending the holidays away from home.

Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off
new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and
stocking stuffers in collection bins at all of the retailer’s 76 stores
between now and December 15. Employees from each store will then
volunteer their time to package the donated gifts into a Holiday Hug bag
and deliver them to their partner hospital the week of December 20. The
retailer will also host a collection drive at their Home Office and
Distribution Center in Coppell, Texas.

“Every holiday season, The Container Store embraces the spirit of giving
by helping those in need in our local communities,” said Melissa Reiff,
President and COO of The Container Store. “Our hope is that our
customers will join us in providing these gifts to the thousands of
children who have to spend the holidays in the hospital. We hope to
brighten their day and bring joy to them and their families through this
gesture of love from everyone associated with The Container Store.”

Children’s hospitals nationwide receiving gifts from the Holiday Hugs
program include:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • Children’s Medical Center (Dallas)
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado (Denver)
  • Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston)
  • Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • CHOC Children’s (Orange County, CA)
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto)
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care (Seattle)
  • All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine (Tampa)
  • Children’s National Medical Center (Washington D.C. Area)
  • Banner Diamond Children’s Medical Center (Tucson)
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
  • Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children (Delaware)
  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Miami)
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando)
  • Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis)
  • Sunrise Children’s Hospital (Las Vegas)
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical
    Center (New Jersey)
  • Winthrop University Hospital (Long Island, NY)
  • Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital (New York)
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital (Yonkers, NY and White Plains, NY)
  • Levine Children’s Hospital (Charlotte, NC)
  • UNC Children’s – North Carolina Children’s Hospital
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland)
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Providence)
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)
  • Cook Children’s (Fort Worth)
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Austin)
  • Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

For more information about the Holiday Hugs program, please visit The
Container Store’s culture blog, What We Stand For, at

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of
storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted
to the category. The company originated the concept of storage and
organization of retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today,
the retailer has 76 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000
square feet. The Container Store has over 10,000 products – many of them
multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save
them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates, being organized is
not a luxury but a necessity. The Container Store is devoted to making
customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized
organization solutions such as custom closets using its new TCS Closets
collection and its elfa shelving and drawer system. Since its inception,
the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its
one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service
delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The Company has
been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For®
16 years in a row. Visit
for more information about store locations, the product collection and
services offered – including the retailer’s new, personalized in-home
organization service Contained Home – and to sign up for the POP!
Perfectly Organized Perks program
. Discover The Container Store’s
storage and organization solutions at work in real spaces of its
customers’ and employees’ homes along with tips, advice and product
sneak peeks at the retailer’s new lifestyle blog, Container Stories (
To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation
Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s
culture blog at
or read Chairman & CEO Kip Tindell’s book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion,
Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone
Thrives (available at The Container Store,
and anywhere books are sold).


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