What is the Clarks Companies Foundation?
The Clarks Companies Foundation plays a key role in Clarks’ charitable giving across the Americas. The Foundation drives our commitment to giving back—something that is a very important part of our culture in the Americas. Our initiatives across the Americas are part of Clarks’ global charitable giving program as well.
From November 3 through December 31, the Clarks Companies Foundation is hosting a fundraiser across our retail stores. Sixty percent of the total funds we raise will be donated to Triangle, a non-profit that empowers people with disabilities through support and opportunity to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. The Foundation will donate the remaining 40% of money raised during our store campaign to Limbs for Life, an organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
People shopping in our Clarks stores from November 3 to December 31 will be invited to donate $1, $5 or the amount of their choosing to our fundraising campaign. As a sign of our appreciation, each person who donates will receive a coupon for $20 off their Clarks purchase of $100 or more when they shop in Clarks stores from January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018.
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The Clarks Companies Foundation was originally created to pay tribute to Bill Bianchini, Senior VP of Product Development from 1993 to 2005. Bill’s passion to help people learn and grow inspired our annual scholarship program that creates opportunity for young people in the community in need and also for children of Clarks Americas employees.
Bill loved life, made his life meaningful and while he was doing that he made it special for the people around him. He always was there to give someone who needed it a “leg up”… a chance that others were not always that eager to give. Later in his life, Bill built a very unique tree house, a personal dream he fulfilled, along with making so many other people’s dreams come true. This tree house became the symbol for our foundation and represents the importance of elevating each other to realize our full potential.
The Clarks Companies Foundation makes available information regarding its finances.