NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The UGG® brand (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) and online retailer Zappos teamed up to host an event on the campus of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® to donate UGG® slippers and celebrate a recent generous donation from Zappos. Both companies who have a strong connection to children's causes set out to bring a touch of comfort to the patients of St. Jude.
This event commemorated the $100,000 raised for St. Jude through the Zappos Gives to St. Jude Kids Program, which ran from Dec. 23-31, 2015. Zappos donated 10 percent of the retail price of each pair of UGG® slippers sold through the online retailer's site for a $100,000 donation to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Thanks to the partnerships like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
About the UGG® brand Founded in 1978 in California, the UGG® brand has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles. The UGG® brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand with more than $1 billion in annual sales, offering men's, women's and kid's footwear as well as loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags. The brand's concept and outlet stores offer the ultimate brand experience with 150 locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. For more information please visit www.uggaustralia.com or the brand's official blog at blog.uggaustralia.com. @UGGAustralia #thisisUGG
About Deckers Brands Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, HOKA ONE ONE® and Koolaburra®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 154 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
About Zappos Established in 1999, Zappos.com, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com, Inc. was recognized in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Fortune as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Zappos.com is also proud to be rated Elite by Stella Service, and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at www.zappos.com/d/about-zappos. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at www.zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com.
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