COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. ( NYSE: DSW), the leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, is giving back to the community once again through its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program. More than 11,000 DSW associates nationwide had the chance to nominate a nonprofit dear to their hearts. After internally reviewing applications, DSW has selected 8 finalists: Amethyst, Inc., CHA Animal Shelter, Donate Life America, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Parkinson Foundation, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Soles4Souls, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All are eligible to vote today through November 25 through www.ShoeLoversCare.com. The organization ultimately with the most votes will be awarded a $75,000 donation. On top of that $75,000, DSW will donate $5,000 to each of the seven remaining non-profits.
"Giving back to the community is important to DSW. We are working through our Shoe Lover community in supporting the national and local organizations they are most passionate about," said Jonica Armstrong, Community Relations Manager.
Shoe Lovers can visit ShoeLoversCare.com today to learn more about the selected nonprofits and why each DSW associate nominated these deserving organizations. They can then vote for their favorite nonprofit, once per day, through November 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Results of the Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program will be announced December 26.
DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear, handbag and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer fashion for women, men, and kids. As of November 19, 2014 DSW operates 431 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site, http://www.dsw.com, a mobile site, http://m.dsw.com and interactive mobile app. DSW also supplies footwear to 370 locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit http://www.dswinc.com. Follow DSW on our blog at http://www.doyouspeakshoelover.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DSW, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DSWShoeLovers.
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