To honor the memory of our 30-year employee and longtime Vice President of Buying, Mona Williams, The Container Store established the Mona Williams – Women Making a Difference in Retail scholarship in 2012, through Texas A&M’s Center for Retailing Studies. Outstanding student Allie Miller was honored last year as the first-ever recipient of the scholarship. She was chosen based on a review of her resume, work experience, campus involvement, leadership, GPA, and an essay outlining her career
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Many of us here at The Container Store have had the privilege of meeting Bert Jacobs when he spoke to us at our annual Staff Meeting. He’s the co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of the wonderful apparel company Life is good – as well as a Boston native. When we heard that Bert and our friends at Life is good were donating 100% of profits from their Boston Love Tee to The One Fund Boston to honor the people lost, injured and impacted by the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon, we
The recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, hit especially close to home for me, as I grew up in West and still have family and friends living there. Those who know me well have heard me tell stories (probably over and over again) about working at the Czech Stop/Little Czech Bakery, learning to polka with the best of them and of my Trojan Pride marching with the West High School band on Friday nights as a majorette.Of course as soon as the news broke, I immediately heard from my “TCS
The Container Store is pleased to support the Junior League of Nashville through the Club Twenty-Two Shopping Card Program. Visit our Nashville store to purchase a card for $50 – all proceeds benefit the Junior League of Nashville. Shop with your card between April 18 – 29 and enjoy savings of 20% OFF. You’ll also be able to save at many other of your favorite retailers.
Free Arts NYC provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.We’re always looking ahead – we decide on art projects for our Weekly Mentor Program almost a year in advance, train volunteer mentors months ahead, and organize art materials for each project weeks before the participants arrive at our programs. All preparation happens
We love this article about our culture from the Switch & Shift blog! Switch & Shift is dedicated to exploring a better way to do business – from the human side, the customer side, and even from the profit side as well. They break our Employee-First culture and Foundation Principles down to a simple formula that can work in any organization: “Respect. Empower. Inspire.” We so agree! Take a look.
When we at The Junior League of Tampa first heard about The Container Store’s mission to support “nonprofits that promote women and children’s well-being and health,” we were struck by how much this echoed our own focus area – breaking the cycle of poverty of children and families through child welfare and education. We were thinking alike! And then when we were selected by The Container Store as their nonprofit partner for their Grand Opening in Tampa, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Many
Last year, we hosted an Organized Teacher Makeover contest and gave away ten $1,000 shopping sprees to teachers so they could outfit their classrooms with their favorite products from The Container Store! We were thrilled to see all 10 of our winners get organized, but we were so impressed by one winner in particular that we just had to share! Meet Erica, an Illinois art teacher who wrote all about her classroom makeover on her blog, Creativity at Keller. She features before and after photos
Have you seen our truck with the new artwork driving around town yet? We think it looks like a ray of sunshine and love that it encourages everyone who passes by to visit our blog and learn What We Stand For! Let us know if you see it!
Our Distribution Center employee Mary C. learned to knit a few years ago after a co-worker taught her the craft over their lunch hour. She especially loves to make soft baby hats and blankets to keep brand new babies snuggly and warm! While she has always enjoyed giving the hats as gifts to her friends and family, she began making many, many more than she could give away – up to 14 a week! “I really enjoy knitting because it’s something that you can do whenever you happen to have time, and it’s
National Volunteer Month is all about supporting the role of dedicated volunteers who are improving our local communities each and every day! At The Container Store, we know that so many of our employees and customers are passionate about volunteering and want to thank all those who do. Leave a comment below and share how you volunteered during the month of April. One lucky customer will be chosen to win a $100 Store More Card for themselves, as well as a second $100 Store More Card for their