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Here’s An HSN Bag Line We Like: Trick-Or-Treat Sacks Raising Money For UNICEF

September 7, 2010

HSN has a brand new bag — for Halloween. It’s a FEED bag.

The No. 2 home shopping network Tuesday announced the launch of the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag, a partnership created in conjunction with FEED Projects to benefit the U.S Fund for UNICEF.

The bag sports an exclusively designed Jack-o-Lantern image. It is available exclusively at HSN and hsn.com beginning Sept. 14 through Halloween, supporting UNICEF’s global nutrition programs for children around the world.

“This partnership is very special to HSN – and it is a cause that our company, customers and employees are proud to support,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said in a canned statement. “As part of HSN Cares’ commitment to helping women and families, we are pleased to launch the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag to provide a child with the necessary nutrition for an entire year.”

HSN's cute Halloween FEED bag

The FEED, HSN and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF partnership is part of the “HSN Cares” charitable campaign, which is devoted to helping women and families in need in every community by raising awareness and funds for trusted organizations that support local, national and global causes.

HSN is donating 100 percent of its profits from the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag initiative to support UNICEF. FEED Projects is a pioneering charitable company which uses fashion, especially FEED bags, to raise money for nutrition-related causes around the world.

“FEED is thrilled to be able to join HSN in supporting the iconic Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign by creating the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag to benefit UNICEF. This bag is what we hope to be an annual program designed to provide nutritional supplements to a child for a year and create a sense of joy and pride for those who carry it,” said Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson of FEED.

The FEED Trick-or-Treat bag was designed by FEED Projects to support UNICEF’s nutrition programs for children and retails for $13.20. Each bag purchased generates a $3.50 donation by HSN to help UNICEF provide one child in the developing world with a year’s supply of unique micronutrient powders – a food supplement which provides valuable vitamins and minerals to support a child’s overall development and growth. Consumers who purchase one bag will help UNICEF provide a child in the developing world with an entire year’s worth of essential micronutrient supplements.

“This Halloween, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, there is a new way to collect treats and help provide life-saving nutrition for children around the world – the FEED Trick-or-Treat bag,” U.S. Fund for UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern said in her canned statement. “Thanks to the partnership between FEED and HSN proceeds of the Trick-or-Treat FEED bag will support UNICEF micronutrient programs that will provide children with proper nutrition to ensure they have the best start in life.”

The launch of the bag has been timed to coincide with the celebration surrounding the 60-year anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Nearly $160 million has been raised to improve the lives of children around the world since the inception of this initiative in 1950.

For each FEED Trick-or-Treat bag purchased at HSN and hsn.com, HSN will donate $3.50 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help support UNICEF’s nutrition programs. No part of the purchase price is tax-deductible.

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