New York -- Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, announced the launch of AnnCares360, a program in partnership with Good360, a nonprofit leader in product philanthropy. The program will facilitate the donation of available displays, marketing items, and fixtures to local charities that support women and children.
AnnCares360 allows Ann Taylor, Loft, Ann Taylor Factory, and Loft Outlet stores to enter valued, reusable goods into a tracking system that will link to Good360's online product donation marketplace and its network of more than 26,000 charities.
"The AnnCares360 program aligns perfectly with our environmental commitment to minimize waste in our operations since most of these items can be reused. Jeannette Ferran Astorga, VP corporate social responsibility. “We are pleased to know that we will be able to provide resources for communities in need. We are also excited to celebrate the company's commitment to the environment by launching this program for Earth Day."
Each year, Ann has items in its stores and corporate offices that are available for donation across the country. The partnership with Good360 offers a uniform company-wide system, better tracking mechanisms, a wider reach, and a sustainable program for the future.
Good360, previously known as Gifts In Kind International, is a pioneer in the product giving space.