BERLIN, N.J., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., with 136 stores (Nasdaq: ACMR) along the Eastern Seaboard, has raised more than $141,000 for Easter Seals during the company's ongoing "Crafting a Better World" cause marketing initiative.
During the recent in-store fundraising campaign, A.C. Moore (www.acmoore.com) customers had the opportunity to donate $1 to Easter Seals' Act for Autism campaign at checkout, and participate in a free "Make & Take" craft event in late April to learn about autism—its signs, symptoms and support through treatment—and help support families living with autism. Additionally, A.C. Moore associates held special events to raise funds. All monies raised will support Easter Seals' autism services in the same local communities, giving thousands of children and adults with autism access to critical services that help them live, learn, work, and play.
A.C. Moore stores in the Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE region collected more than half of the total funds, with the Wilmington store earning the top fundraising accolade.
"A.C. Moore's customers and associates really proved that while autism may not affect every family, every family can affect autism," said Patricia Wright, Ph.D., MPH, national director autism services for Easter Seals. "Their generosity allows Easter Seals to provide services to thousands of families living with autism, ensuring that they get the care, guidance and support they need."
"It is extremely gratifying to our team at A.C. Moore to have the opportunity to support Easter Seals and raise awareness about autism. Our sincere thanks to all of our customers and associates who partnered with us to help Easter Seals support families living with autism in their local communities," said David Abelman, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for A.C. Moore.
About A.C. Moore
With 136 stores along the Eastern Seaboard, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. brings families together for fun through creativity. Recently named by Parents Magazine as one of the top 10 places for birthday parties, A.C. Moore offers a wide range of programs to engage adults and children in crafting, including workshops, demonstrations and Make & Takes. In addition to traditional craft products, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts is also well-known for its selection of scrapbooking, jewelry, floral, yarn, fine art supplies, children's crafts kits and educational toys, along with ready made frames and custom framing. To locate your local A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, visit www.acmoore.com.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com or www.actforautism.org.
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