The Container Store Launches Annual 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) announces the continuation of its annual,
nationwide signature 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
kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at the retailer’s 84
stores nationwide between now and December 18th. Employees
from each store will then volunteer their time to package the donated
gifts into custom Holiday Hugs Sacks and deliver them to their partner
hospital the week of December 19th. 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,
Chief Executive Officer of The Container Store. “Imagine how
difficult it would be if your child, or a child in your life, had to
spend the holiday season in the hospital. Our Holiday Hugs program is an
easy way to bring joy to these young patients and their families through
this gesture of love from everyone associated with The Container Store.”

For more information about the Holiday Hugs program, please visit

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

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando)
  • Banner Diamond Children’s Medical Center (Tucson)
  • Blank Children’s Hospital (Des Moines)
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital (Yonkers and White Plains, NY)
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha)
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado (Denver)
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Children’s Medical Center Plano
  • Children’s Mercy (Kansas City, MO)
  • Children’s Minnesota
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s National Health System (Washington D.C. Area)
  • CHOC Children’s (Orange County, CA)
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth)
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Austin)
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital (Providence)
  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Miami)
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (Tampa)
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital a member of Hackensack Meridian
    Health (New Jersey)
  • Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai (New York City)
  • Levine Children’s Hospital (Charlotte, NC)
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto)
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Delaware)
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, OR)
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
  • Riley Hospital for Children: Riley Cheer Guild (Indianapolis)
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Sunrise Children’s Hospital (Las Vegas)
  • Swedish Medical Center Foundation (Seattle)
  • Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston)
  • The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital (Sacramento)
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • UNC Children’s Hospital (Raleigh, NC)
  • Winthrop University Hospital (Long Island, NY)

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 84 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000
square feet. The Container Store has over 11,000 products – many of them
multifunctional – to help customers save space and, ultimately, save
them time. 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® 17 years in a row. Visit for
more information about store locations, the product collection and
services offered and 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 & Co-Founder 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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