GameStop and its family of retail brands aim to raise $1 million to help advance research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases The specialty retailer invites customers and associates to “give thanks” this holiday season by participating in the annual in-store and online donation effort
October 28, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that it will again partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign to help advance research and treatment of childhood cancer. As part of the annual fundraising effort, GameStop will invite their customers and associates to donate to this important cause while shopping in-store and online this holiday season.
This is GameStop’s third consecutive year participating in the campaign. Since first joining the annual holiday fundraising event, the company has raised more than $1.5 million thanks to the donations and support of its customers and associates. This year, GameStop aims to raise another $1 million for St. Jude. These funds are crucial given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“What better way to help spread the holiday cheer this year than to donate to such an amazing charity as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Matt Hodges, Vice President of Public and Investor Relations for GameStop. “Since first partnering with St. Jude three years ago, our team of passionate associates has continued to demonstrate the giving spirit of GameStop by inviting customers to contribute to St. Jude. Through the generous donations given each year by our customers, we have been able to help the patients and families of St. Jude.”
Beginning November 1 and running through the end of the year, customers can stop by any GameStop, Simply Mac, or Spring Mobile AT&T stores to make a donation. Customers can also donate at the newly opened ThinkGeek store located in The Florida Mall, in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, customers may donate online at www.gamestop.com, or can learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign by visiting GameStop’s mobile game publishing subsidiary Kongregate’s website at www.kongregate.com, or its Game Informer magazine website at www.gameinformer.com.
As a ‘thank you’ to customers who donate $1 or more, this year GameStop is offering triple PowerUp Reward points, an extra 10% trade-in value for all Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games traded in and a 25% discount on a custom Skin-It sleeve design.
“I am so grateful for GameStop’s continued dedication to helping the children and families of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “GameStop’s participation in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign makes it easy for its customers to help our doctors and scientists continue the research and treatment that leads to cures and gives these children the chance to enjoy many more holidays for years to come.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. The hospital freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign asks people to “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” in order to help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children.
To find your local GameStop, Simply Mac, or Spring Mobile AT&T stores, visit www.gamestop.com, www.simplymac.com, or www.springmobile.com. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to make a donation, visit www.stjude.org or call 1-800-4STJUDE.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 6,800 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and the recently acquired Geeknet, Inc., parent company of ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 590 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 69 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.
General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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