Sears Holiday Heroes Make the Season Brighter for Chicagoland Children

Volunteers Host Parties for and Purchase, Wrap and Deliver Presents to Kids In


  WHO:        More than 700 children will receive gifts purchased by Sears
              employees.  The gifts will be distributed at parties hosted by
              Sears Volunteers that will benefit children from five local
              organizations, including: Fox View Alliance for Community
              Enhancement in Carpentersville; Centro de Informacion in
              Elgin, Hope Alive in Chicago; Boys and Girls Club and The
              Spanish Center, both in Joliet.

  WHAT:       As part of Sears continued commitment to the community, the
              company's employees are participating in the Sears Holiday
              Heroes program to help brighten the holiday season for
              children in need.  Last week, Sears employees in Hoffman
              Estates purchased gifts from Sears Wish Book.  Sears
              volunteers and their families are wrapping the gifts and will
              deliver them to the children at a holiday party hosted by

  WHEN:       Holiday parties will be held at four of the organizations
              where children will enjoy refreshments and games in addition
              to receiving their gifts from Sears.

              Saturday, December 15
              -- Fox View, Carpentersville, 2 and 3 p.m.
              -- Centro de Informacion, Elgin, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
              -- Boys and Girls Club, Joliet, 2 p.m.
              -- The Spanish Center, Joliet, 2 p.m.

              In addition, Sears volunteers and their children will be
              wrapping the gifts earlier in the day at Dart Warehouse
              at 8 a.m.

  WHY:        Sears has a long-standing commitment to Chicagoland families
              and children in Chicagoland and nationwide.  The Sears
              volunteer initiative is a strategic partnership with America's
              Promise and the Points of Light Foundation designed to support
              America's Youth through volunteering.

  VISUAL:     Children and their families enjoying the holiday season with
              laughter, love and gifts.

  CONTACT:    Media, Melissa Winchester, +1-847-286-5708, or Community
  Affairs, Lisa Finnern, +1-847-286-5506

PRNewswire -- Dec. 13

SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.


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