Burlington Coat Factory breaks own fundraising record for the LLS


Now celebrating its tenth year as a major fundraising partner of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Burlington Coat Factory broke its own previous record for money raised in a year for the LLS in 2011 by raising over $3 million. In the 10-year partnership, Burlington Coat Factory has raised over $13 million for the major blood cancer charity.

This year, Burlington Coat Factory raised the incredible amount by way of two programs:

-- A company-wide initiative involving all 462 store locations nationwide, in which its customers purchased paper balloon icons to support the LLS;
-- The participation by Burlington's employees in 120 "Light The Night Walk" teams in 78 different cities across the United States.

"Volunteerism and community giving have long been part of the Burlington Coat Factory legacy, and we are delighted to have such a significant and rich history with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society," said Thomas Kingsbury, Burlington president and CEO. "From in-store sales of our iconic paper balloons to nationwide employee participation, we are honored to have made such a profound impact on those affected by blood cancers."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Burlington Coat Factory

Source: PR Newswire

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