FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's renewed focus on the outdoor fun proclaimed in its "Be An Outsider" campaign is being reflected in the retailer's corporate giving.
The Maine-based retailer is doubling its charitable giving to $4 million and channeling the new gifts to outdoors-oriented nonprofits, part of a trend of companies sharpening their philanthropic focus at a time when corporate responsibility is high on the minds of consumers.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — When Toys R Us closed, Toys for Tots felt the loss.
The toy giant's decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill.
Toys R Us shoppers donated more than 250,000 toys last year and the company gave $5 million in corporate contributions — 40 percent of all corporate giving to the Marine Corps community effort.