Starting Thursday, Parsippany-area HomeGoods shoppers will have an opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 200 HomeGoods stores nationwide will participate in the 12th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign. The effort benefits the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.
Parsippany's store is at 3101 Route 46.
HomeGoods customers can participate by making a $1, $5, or $10 contribution at the register. All of the proceeds will go to the Dana-Farber Institute. The campaign runs through July 1.
New to this year’s program, customers also can buy a reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by a Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient for $.99. Fifty cents of the price will go to the Jimmy Fund.
“For more than 10 years, HomeGoods and its dedicated customers have raised more than $3 million for [the cause],” said Jimmy Fund Director Suzanne Fountain. "We are so grateful for their continued support in our fight against cancer and helping families facing this disease."
HomeGoods spokesperson Robyn Arvedon agreed.
“We are grateful for our customers’ generosity and confident that our dedicated efforts will go far in helping families around the country who are impacted by this disease,” she said.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is the top-ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant
The Jimmy Fund raises money for Dana-Farber's adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
For more information, call Parsippany HomeGoods at 973-299-7943.
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