At Stage Stores, we believe that community is everything. Through several partnerships with charitable organizations, we have had the honor of giving back over $5 million to the communities where we work.
Bears That Care – Every year, our associates vote on a new design for our 14” bear. From there, we donate $1 for every bear sold to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Purchase this year’s bear!
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Our customers can donate to St. Jude’s Thanks & Giving campaign in-store or online to help ensure no family with a sick child must worry about treatment, travel, and other costs.
30 Days of Giving (Spring and Fall) – During the spring and fall, we work to bring attention to local charities in the communities we serve. Customers are able to make donations to them at checkout.
Clothing Drive (Fall) – Our store associates choose a local organization where customers and associates can donate used clothing at the store. In its inaugural year alone, this initiative collected and donated 449 tons of clothing.
We know how rewarding it is to give from the heart, especially during the holiday season. You can do your part, too, by volunteering with or donating to local and national charities. Here are a few ways of how to give back to make the holidays a little merrier for others:
santa’s for soldiers
Ask friends and family to join you in sending care packages to soldiers overseas. Include a Christmas card signed by all of you, as well as necessities, such as, toothpaste and toilet paper. This is a wonderful way to remind soldiers who are far from home that they’re being thought of at the holidays.
be a holiday host
Invite friends you know that can’t spend the holidays with family to your home for a festive meal and gift exchange. Don’t feel like it has to be extravagant. Make it a potluck and invite everyone to bring their favorite dishes! They’ll appreciate having loved ones to celebrate the holidays with.
pay it forward (or backward)
Until Christmas day (or even New Year’s!), pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru line. Ask the cashier to tell them “Happy Holiday’s!” You’ll absolutely make their day. They might even pay it backward, too, and do the same for the person behind them.
warm someone up
Collect coats, blankets, gloves, and socks from friends and family and donate them to local homeless, men’s, and women’s shelters so those in need can stay warm this winter.
get the kids involved
Find ways to teach your kids how fulfilling giving back can be. Ask if they’d be willing to donate their old toys to less fortunate children. Or bring your children to a hospital or nursing home to deliver handmade Christmas cards and to meet the incredible people there.