Posts Tagged ‘UNICEF’

HSN Supports UNICEF With ‘Star Wars’ Event Monday

September 23, 2015

HSN’s philanthropic arm is partnering with Lucasfilm to support UNICEF by broadcasting a “Star Wars” edition of “The Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman” this Monday.

During the two-hour primetime special Ashley Eckstein, the voice of “Star Wars” character Ahsoka Tano and founder of the Her Universe sci-fi merchandise brand for female fans, will present exclusive items of “Star Wars” apparel to raise funds for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Eckstein will appear on-air alongside HSN Inc. CEO Mindy Grossman and Caryl M. Stern, the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

During the event HSN will donate 20 percent of the purchase price for every item featured and sold during the special to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition to apparel, the selection of “Star Wars” products will include items like a Star Wars Walkie Talkie, Stormtrooper watch and Darth Vader cuff links.

“I recently returned from my second field visit to see UNICEF’s programs for children firsthand and was inspired by their work to make a difference in the lives of children,” Grossman said. “I am so proud of HSNi Cares, our partners and customers who support UNICEF’s work to make an impact on the lives of children around the world.”

HSNi Cares has started a campaign that runs through Sept. 30 across television, catalogs, digital and social channels, raising funds and awareness in support of UNICEF.

All eight HSNi brands – HSN, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill, TravelSmith, Improvements and Chasing Fireflies – have come together to fulfill HSNi Cares goal of empowering women and supporting families in times of need globally, through interactive digital activations and customer donations across their channels.

HSN Partners With UNICEF For Trick-Or-Treat Campaign

September 10, 2013

HSN and several of its sister companies — Grandin Road and Chasing Fireflies — are partnering with UNICEF this Halloween.

The home shopping network is helping to raise awareness and funds as a national sponsor for the 63rd annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. The campaign started Monday night when HSN CEO Mindy Grossman appeared on-air with the head of the organization, Caryl Stern.

“We have a responsibility to protect the future of our children locally, nationally and globally,” Grossman, a U.S. Fund for UNICEF board member, said in a canned statement Monday.

UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman and host Colleen Lopez sternm

UNICEF CEO Caryl Stern, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman and host Colleen Lopez sternm

“I am passionate about the tremendous impact that Caryl Stern and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are having on the lives of children and families all over the world,” Grossman said. “At HSNi, we strive to cultivate a culture of generosity. Our people are not only creative and passionate about what they do, but also about giving back and we are honored to be partnering with UNICEF for their 63rd annual Trick-or-Treat campaign.”

Special Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF online stores have been established on, and where consumers can purchase all of their Halloween essentials and decorating accessories for any fall entertaining occasion.

When customers purchase items found in one of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF stores, HSNi will donate a minimum of 10 percent of the purchase price to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Halloween-themed products featured in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF store include: special crafting items from Martha Stewart; beautiful table top products from Colin Cowie; an “I Put a Spell On You” mini-nail lacquer set from Deborah Lippmann; a collection of Halloween-themed jewelry by designer Heidi Daus; and a specially-designed Halloween tote by renowned interior designer Vern Yip.

Chasing Fireflies and Grandin Road will also offer exclusive Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF bags and t-shirts to benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, in addition to their traditional array of Halloween costumes for adults and kids and unique specialty decor.’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF store will not only feature an impressive assortment of Halloween-themed products, but also compelling videos with additional insight into how UNICEF helps children help other children.

To kick off the partnership, the retailer will host an HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special live (which is on right now) across HSN’s multiple platforms including HSN, and via HSN Mobile on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. to showcase the tremendous work that UNICEF does on behalf of children worldwide and encourage HSN’s millions of viewers to donate.

“Mindy and HSNi are such wonderful partners, and their dedication to the world’s children has just blown me away,” Stern said in a canned statement. “I know that together, HSNi and UNICEF can really make a difference.”

HSNi Cares will be donating funds to support UNICEF’s work for children, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. Since 1950, when girls and boys across the nation first collected coins to aid children still affected by World War II, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has enabled Americans to help create a better world for kids everywhere.

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See HSN Honcho Mindy Grossman On The Net Now

September 10, 2013

Want to get a gander at much-mentioned HSN CEO Mindy Grossman?

HSN honcho Mindy Grossman

HSN honcho Mindy Grossman

She’s on the home shopping network live right now.

Grossman is doing a special primetime show about the network’s partnership with UNICEF, this life-saving organization.

Grossman, by the way, celebrated her birthday yesterday, the same birthday as our brother-in-law Kent. Happy birthday Mindy!

Jean queen Diane Gilman has done a special collection for the event, as has Montclair hometown (as in our hometown) honey Heidi Daus, the jewelry diva.

HSN is raising money for UNICEF, to help stem the deaths of 19,000 children a day across the world.

Grossman was introduced by HSN host Colleen Lopez.
Check it out, and more later.

Young Republican Women, Meghan McCain And Lauren Bush, Campaign On QVC And HSN

September 16, 2010

Meghan McCain

Sen. John McCain is a maverick we always admired, and we like his feisty daughter Meghan, too.

Meghan, who refused to conform to the stereotype of what a young Republican woman should look and act like during her dad’s presidential run, has a new book out about her experiences during the campaign.

She has done a ton of press to promote the tell-all book, “Dirty Sexy Politics,” including an interview in the Sept. 13 issue of People magazine.

That story says that Meghan is doing a plus-size apparel line for QVC. She told People she knows how to make clothes that will flatter “bigger boobs and butts.” We’re all for that.

Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson

Meanwhile, another GOP daughter is selling a product over at QVC rival HSN. Lauren Bush, the former First Niece and model, will be appearing on-air on HSN with her FEED Trick-or-Treat bags.

Bush and Ellen Gustafson are the co-founders of FEED Projects, a charitable organization whose mission its to create good products that FEED the world. So far “FEED Bags” have provided funding for more than 55 million school meals for children around the world through the United Nations World Food Program.

Lauren Bush and FEED Trick-Or-Treat Bag

The FEED Trick-or-Treat project marks the launch of a new FEED/HSN partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in honor of the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. For each “FEED Trick-or-Treat” bag purchased at HSN or, HSN will donate $3.50 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help support UNICEF micronutrient supplement powder programs. These programs help children under the age of five with a high malnutrition risk and for just about $3.50 UNICEF can provide a child with fortified nutrition for one year

The FEED Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF bag is available for $13.20, exclusively at through Halloween, and
HSN will be donating 100 percent of its profits from the bag to UNICEF.

Bush will on HSN Thursday, Friday and Sept. 22 and 23.

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 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 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.