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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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HSN Kicks Off 34th Birthday Festivities

July 4, 2011

Jennifer Lopez’s appearance just marks the start of HSN’s “34 More Reasons to Celebrate” month-long birthday event.

In celebration of its 34th birthday in July, HSN is offering its biggest-ever giveaway, which includes more than $100,000 in giveaways and instant-win prizes plus an opportunity to win eight exclusive, grand prize experiences, such as:

A private meet-and-greet for two with Mariah Carey in St. Petersburg, Fla.

A design consultation and $5,000 room makeover by Vern Yip, who launches his exclusive new line on HSN July 26.

A trip for two to New Orleans, including dining at three Emeril Lagasse restaurants.

A trip for two to the exclusive movie premiere of “The Help” in theaters this August

A trip for two to New York City, including accommodations at The Plaza Hotel and dinner at Todd English’s Food Hall restaurant.

Information on how to enter the “$150,000 More to Celebrate Giveaway” can be found at,

Throughout the month, HSN will feature some of the biggest names, best surprises and most famous personalities, including:

Serena Williams will introduce exciting new additions to her exclusive Signature Statement collection on July 18.

Martha Stewart premieres her craft paint collection on HSN on July 21.

Tori Spelling returns with fashionably chic jewelry offerings on July 21.

Mariah Carey will debut stylish new apparel exclusively on HSN on July 25.

Jenny McCarthy makes her HSN debut with the Rescue Bullet blender to benefit Generation Rescue, her charitable organization that supports children with autism.

Vern Yip will make his HSN debut on July 26 with the launch of an exclusive home collection.

ImanN will appear on HSN July 28 and 30 with new pieces for her Global Chic collection.

All month, there will be something new every day of the week to ensure customers are continually surprised and delighted, including:

“More Mystery” Mondays will keep customers wondering what will happen next with surprise celebrity walk-ons, “mystery” products and exclusive surprise giveaways on Facebook.

Customers that play instant-win games on on Tuesdays will earn triple entries in the $150,000 “More to Celebrate Giveaway,” and winners will be revealed every hour on HSN.

Wednesdays will feature a new 24-hour event each week, including special one-day-only values on customer favorites, including Beauty, Silver, Technibond and Christmas in July.

Customers will enjoy extra spending power on every item that airs on HSN all day on “More Flex” Thursdays.

HGTV Designer Vern Yip Debuts Home Collection On HSN

June 15, 2011

Interior designer and HGTV host Vern Yip is partnering with HSN to launch Vern Yip Home.

“This exclusive collection of home decor reflects the distinctive style that has made Vern a household name in home design,” the HSN hype machine says. “Considered one of the most respected home make-over authorities in the country, Vern currently serves as a designer on HGTV.

Here’s the canned quote from Yip.

“Balancing work and family life has inspired me to continue my quest to create easy solutions for everyday problems,” he said. “Together with HSN, my goal is to simplify the challenges of the home space while bringing to life its personality and embracing functionality.”

The HSN exclusive Vern Yip Home collection will feature his signature, unique design Lotus and Medallion (a symbol of his family’s history and design aesthetic) available on a bedding line. The collection will also include furniture, window treatments, rugs, lighting and decor items.

“Vern is amazing to work with,” HSN senior vice president of merchandising Nancy Caplan said. “The combination of his sensibility, style, and exceptional designs are qualities that HSN customers will fall in love with. At HSN, we are excited to provide the viewer a unique opportunity to connect with Vern on an intimate level and learn home design tips from a recognized expert.”

Also, as part of HSN’s 34th birthday festivities, HSN is launching a sweepstakes contest today that includes two round-trip airline tickets to St. Petersburg, a two-night stay at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, a personal home-design consultation from Vern Yip and a $5,000 room makeover.

Yip will debut his new home collection and announce the sweepstakes winner on HSN on July 26.

Yip is an award-winning architectural and interior designer who gained national acclaim for his expertise in transforming homes and restaurants in his private design practice and on prime-time television which began with TLC’s iconic, ground breaking design series “Trading Spaces.”

He runs his own design company in Atlanta – Vern Yip Designs/ – and offers design tips while keeping consumer value in mind.

Vern awards included the 2003 Distinguished Southerner Award from Southern Living magazine; 2000 Southeast Designer of the Year; 1999 Best New Restaurant for Fusebox restaurant in Atlanta; and 1999 Best New Night Club for DeuxPlex Bistro and Night Club in Atlanta.