QVC joins the global celebration of generosity on Giving Tuesday
Düsseldorf, November 15, 2016. Just imagine! There is as such a thing as a global day of giving that everyone can get involved in! It’s called Giving Tuesday and it takes place on November 29, 2016.
Giving Tuesday originated in the USA. Although it is still very new to Germany, its corporate support community has grown considerably over the past two years. QVC is the first company to celebrate Giving Tuesday 2016 globally in all its markets with a campaign that benefits Nest, a charity organization supporting women across the globe. On this day shoppers can tune in to QVC or visit QVC.de to purchase the Peace Love World-branded T-shirt that has been created especially for QVC and Giving Tuesday 2016. The shirt was made exclusively for QVC customers in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan. 60 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Nest. The non-profit organization will use the funds to help it achieve its mission of empowering artisan women in all corners of the world by creating more economic opportunities and better work conditions for them. The Peace Love World T-shirt will be on sale in QVC Germany’s ‘Get Inspired’ show, which goes out on air between 4 and 5 p.m. on November 29, and throughout the day in the online shop at www.qvc.de.
Susanne Mueller, Director Brand & Communications QVC Germany commented, “Giving Tuesday is a special day for QVC in its markets around the world because it allows us to focus internationally on the spirit of entrepreneurship and its charitable mission by giving back. Nest is an organization committed to the social and economic advancement of women, a mission that QVC is proud to support.”
Giving Tuesday is an International Day of Giving created to help the ‘giving season’ get started. It was founded five years ago in the USA by non-profit organizations. Giving Tuesday takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, immediately after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, reminding people that there is more to holidays than consumerism and commercialization. Last year, according to the givingtuesday.de website, more than 30,000 companies and organizations in over 70 countries got involved.
Visit the website at www.buildanest.org for further information about Nest.
QVC donates EUR 50,000 to help children with heart conditions
The ‘Germany’s Biggest Heart’ online anniversary project supports the work of the Bundesverband Herzkranke Kinder e.V. organization.
Düsseldorf, December 1, 2016. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, QVC Germany’s CEO Mathias Bork today handed over a check for EUR 50,000 to Hermine Nock, Managing Director of the BVHK organization which supports children with heart conditions. The funds are the result of the anniversary project called ‘Germany’s Biggest Heart’ that involved QVC collecting over 2.5 million virtual heartbeats for affected children.
“Children with congenital heart defects face many challenges in their day to day lives,” explained Mathias Bork. “The BVHK is the first point of contact for affected families and we’re really glad that our donation will help the BVHK to continue doing its very important work.”
Hermine Nock, Managing Director of the BVHK, already has some ideas on what to do with the money: “We’ll be using it for various activities such as our “Mut-mach” package. The package is sent out to children who are about to have heart surgery to help them prepare for it. Thank you very much – on behalf of the children, their families and all our volunteers.”
QVC Germany is one of the most successful digital retail companies in the German market with around 3,300 employees in four locations. The innovative range of fashion, shoes & accessories, beauty & health, jewelry & watches, home textiles & living, hobby & craft, home & garden, cooking & dining and electrical products includes almost 18,000 articles. The multimedia shopping experience extends from a 24-hour TV program on three channels (QVC, QVC Plus, QVC Beauty & Style) through online platforms and apps to smart TV and the social media. The parent company, QVC INC. (USA, a full subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB) is the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer with operations in the USA, Japan, German, the United Kingdom, Italy and France, plus a joint venture in China. The TV channels reach a total of around 350 million households around the world. Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, QVC has evolved from teleshopping provider to a leading e-commerce and mobile commerce retailer since it was founded in 1986.
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