HOUSTON, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickinson Independent School District will receive $75,000 in Tanger Outlets gift cards for victims of Hurricane Harvey through its TangerCARES program. The gift cards will go directly to the students and staff of Dickinson ISD, a school district in great need near Tanger Outlets Houston. The identified teachers and students will each receive a $100 Tanger Outlets gift card to replace clothing and back to school items lost in the storm.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey," said Steve Tanger, Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets. "We feel very fortunate to be able to lend a hand to our Houston neighbors in their time of need and are honored to help rebuild this amazing community."
Join the Cause! Tanger Outlets is also offering shoppers the opportunity to donate to Dickinson ISD students and staff impacted by the storm. Through the month of October, shoppers can purchase a $10 TexasStrong shopping card which provides shoppers with 25% off any item at participating stores, once per day, per store with unlimited use through October 31, 2017. 100% of the TexasStrong savings card sales will go directly to support Dickinson ISD relief efforts. Shoppers can donate and receive their savings cards at Shopper Services or purchase a digital version here: TangerCares For Texas.
"Dickinson ISD is overwhelmed at the outpouring of support we have received from people like Tanger Outlets," said Vicki Mims, Superintendent of Dickinson ISD. "The $75,000 donation is extremely generous and will go a long way to getting our students and employees on the road to recovery from the devastating floods. It is an amazing gesture of support from our neighbors at Tanger Outlets."
Dickinson ISD worked to identify hundreds of their most severely impacted students and teachers, who are invited to the shopping center on two upcoming dates for shopping and storm reprieve. Dickinson ISD, Tanger Outlets, and select retailers will be working together during these events to provide much-needed funds and gifts.
"Tanger Outlets is honored to fulfill a true need in our community by supporting the children and teachers of Dickinson ISD," said Jessica Roberts, Tanger Outlets Houston General Manager. "The efforts of our entire community have been monumental. We stand together with all of those affected by this tragedy and are thankful to do our part in this lengthy recovery process."
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers and one additional center currently under construction. Tanger's operating properties are located in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.9 million square feet, leased to over 3,100 stores which are operated by more than 500 different brand name companies. The Company has more than 36 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 188 million shoppers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the Company's website at www.tangeroutlets.com.
About Dickinson ISD
The Dickinson Independent School District is a growing district located halfway between Houston and Galveston. Dickinson ISD is home to 11,000 students and 1,600 employees and covers a 61-square mile area including Dickinson, as well as the communities of Bacliff, San Leon and portions of League City and Texas City.
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