We support causes that empower women, families, and communities worldwide. Our collective passions and values help create positive change.
Commit $100 million in total contribution between 2020-2025
With $50 million directed towards women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship
Complete 100,000 team member volunteer hours between 2020-2025
Corporate Philanthropy and Team Member Giving
Partners in Giving, Qurate Retail Group’s US team member giving program, matches 100% of team member donations to the following national featured charities - Nest (www.buildanest.org) and Cancer and Careers (www.cancerandcareers.org). The company also matches 50% of any team members’ donation to a charity of their choice. Since its launch in 2012 with QVC® (later joined by HSN® and Zulily® in 2019 and Cornerstone Brands in 2020), Partners in Giving has raised over $6.4 million for charities around the US.
In addition to Partners in Giving, Qurate Retail Group team members across the globe donated to various causes in 2020, resulting in a combined $1.5 million in charitable donations from our team members.
Our commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work goes far beyond the markets where we operate. In 2020, QRG’s relationship with World Vision provided the distribution of 5,356 pallets of essentials to those in need all around the world. Through donations to this organization – and others like them – QRG generated global product and in-kind donations in the amount of over $25 million.
During 2020, COVID and Social Justice donations to various charitable organizations throughout the world amounted to over $19 million. In recognition of frontline healthcare workers and their hard work and dedication during the pandemic, QVC and HSN facilitated the donation of over 10,000 appreciation packages to workers at five hospitals in the Philadelphia and St. Petersburg regions. The packages – valued at a minimum of $495 each – featured beauty and self-care products ranging from haircare to cosmetics to skincare, donated by over 40 QVC and HSN vendors.
Garnet Hill Collaboration with Good360
With every set of face masks sold until October 2021, Garnet Hill will donate $10 to Good360 in support of their COVID-19 relief efforts. In turn, each set enables Good360 to distribute at least $100 in products. Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, works with retailers, manufacturers, and brands to distribute highly needed donated goods to its diverse base of vetted nonprofit partners.
QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020, QVC was proud to present our 27th annual “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event. Shoppers were invited to show you care with the shoes you wear and shop more than 50 thousand pairs of brand name shoes offered at sales pricing* to benefit breast cancer research and education. QVC, the footwear industry and the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF) have worked together to bring QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” to life. This event has raised more than $59.5 million to date, providing seed money to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research across the country that has led to life saving treatment. In 1996, FFCF seed research funding supported the initial stages of groundbreaking research at the John Wayne Cancer institute that led to the development of the sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer. This breakthrough research resulted in a dramatic shift in breast cancer surgery and treatment and is the current standard of care.
*Purchase price excludes Shipping, Handling and Tax.
Beauty with Benefits
Since 2013, QVC US has teamed up with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) for “Beauty with Benefits,” a two-hour broadcast that brings together the beauty industry to raise funds to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace. HSN joined the initiative in 2019.
The event features a wide range of products donated by the leading names in color cosmetics, fragrance, skin, body, and hair care. 80% of the purchase price of each donated item benefits Cancer and Careers, an organization established by the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation to leverage the power of the beauty industry to raise awareness and funds to empower, educate and provide essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in their workplace.
“Since its inception in 2013, Beauty with Benefits has generated over $9.5 million for Cancer and Careers. We are proud to help unite so many powerful names in the beauty industry in support of a common goal. There’s nothing more beautiful than giving back to those who need it most.”
Rob Robillard, VP of Integrated Beauty, Qurate Retail Group
Team members from across our brands and markets volunteer their time and energy to get involved in our communities. Each year team members receive a Paid Volunteer Day to volunteer at any charity of their choice. In 2020, team members globally volunteered over 10,000 hours through the Paid Volunteer Day program and our other corporate volunteer programs. One such program is our Qurate Fellowship Program, a skills-based volunteer program in which Qurate Fellows share their experience and knowledge in an immersive, ten-day collaboration with Nest-affiliated artisan businesses. Here is just a sample of some of the other ways our teams have given back:
QRG Fellowship and Small Business Spotlight Mentorship Programs
In 2020, team members put their skills and expertise to good use through many virtual volunteering opportunities, providing pro bono mentoring services to entrepreneurs and small businesses through the Qurate Fellowship Program, a two-week immersive mentorship supporting artisans around the world (which launched in 2019). And in a year when small businesses needed more help than ever before, team members provided guidance to help navigate new challenges, through our Small Business Spotlight Mentorship Program.
HSN, Habitat for Humanity
HSN team members work tirelessly each year to help construct houses with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, FL and HSN Cares, which began supporting Habitat for Humanity in 2011. Since then, HSN Cares has donated nearly $3 million to help Habitat for Humanity help women and families build better lives and stronger communities.
St Jude Children’s Hospital
Across HSN, QVC, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Frontgate®, the generosity of our customers and our team members has resulted in donations of more than $16.9 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world leader in research into and treatment of childhood cancers and other catastrophic pediatric diseases. Over the past 15 years our donations have helped ensure that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Give Joy Holiday Giving Program
The holiday season is our busiest time of year, as we rush to deliver all those special gifts our customers order for their families and friends. But our team members always make time to reach out to those less fortunate as well. Each year, our teams from across brands participate in a number of charitable activities within the communities where we live and work – from the Salvation Army Angel Tree to Toys for Tots, Meals on Wheels and Wreathes Across America, as well as our local children, family and senior programs.
Our Zulily team members participated with the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Treehouse, Community Chest, Toys for Tots and many other organizations to give back to local families in need for the holidays. Over $70,000 in cash and product were donated to help those in need during the holiday season.
$1,000 a Day Giveaway to Charity
Since 2014, HSN has celebrated Customer Appreciation Month (April) by asking customers to nominate their favorite charities each day for a chance to win a $1,000 donation. This “$1,000 A Day Giveaway” resulted in $30,000 annually in total donations to such organizations as Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Honor Service Dogs and Willow Domestic Violence Center. The 2021 initiative also included the addition of match funding for customer donations. Customers could choose to donate to one of the 30 chosen organizations and make a donation that is matched 100% up to $5,000 per charity ($1,000 per transaction). HSN receives hundreds of nominations each year, and we’re honored to support the philanthropic passions of our customers.