BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Outerwall Inc. is joining its employees and Americans in supporting the Super Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts of U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Americans can donate their spare change at Coinstar® donation-enabled kiosks across the United States and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will receive funds within 48 hours. While the full impact of the disaster is still being assessed, as many as four million children are believed to be affected by the emergency, according to the latest estimates from UNICEF. UNICEF is airlifting lifesaving emergency items, including essential medicines, nutrition, safe water and hygiene supplies along with shelter equipment to the Philippines.
To make a donation at a Coinstar kiosk, individuals simply select the "donate" option from the menu, choose U.S. Fund for UNICEF Disaster Relief (code 5556), and pour in any amount of change to support relief efforts providing food, shelter and other assistance to Super Typhoon Haiyan victims.
"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to work to support the areas impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief executive officer of Outerwall Inc. "Spare change and micro-donations add up quickly and depositing coins at a Coinstar kiosk is an easy way to help the people impacted by this horrible disaster get back on their feet."
"We greatly appreciate Outerwall's commitment to supporting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's disaster relief fundraising efforts," said U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern. "By collecting donations, Outerwall will help UNICEF deliver aid to children and families in the Philippines who need it most."
Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by visiting www.coinstar.com. Individuals can also donate directly to U.S. Fund for UNICEF at www.unicefusa.org/philippines or by texting RELIEF to 864233 (UNICEF) to donate $10.
About Outerwall Inc.
Outerwall (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, Rubi™ coffee, and ecoATM ® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail and paving the way for inventive, scalable businesses. Outerwall kiosks are in neighborhood grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Learn more at www.outerwall.com.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.
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