The Container Store

Commitment to our Communities

We’re committed to supporting our stores’ local communities, making them stronger and ensuring we are a big part of their success. Our culture is driven by our seven Foundation Principles and the tenets of Conscious Capitalism and results in an environment where the lives of everyone connected to our business are enriched and brimming with opportunity – where all of our stakeholders can thrive, including each of the communities where we do business.

The Container Store gives back to the community with a focus on nonprofits that promote women’s and children’s health and well-being – organizations that our customers support and are passionate about. From product and gift card donations to cash sponsorships and employee volunteer time, we believe it’s important to be a good corporate neighbor.

Grand Opening Partnerships

For each of our new stores, we donate 10% of grand opening weekend sales to a local nonprofit!

Look for our new store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Block Northway

Saturday & Sunday

October 8 & 9

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and provide the opportunity for families to be by their child’s bedside as they face life-saving medical situations.

Look for our new store in Omaha, Nebraska at Westroads Mall

Saturday & Sunday

October 22 & 23

The mission of Omaha Children’s Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

Look for our new store in Friendswood, Texas at Baybrook Mall

Saturday & Sunday

November 12 & 13

Boys & Girls Harbor provides healthy, comprehensive residential care for children and families in crisis by providing a family environment in a home setting. They strive to help children learn to overcome self-destructive patterns, break cycles of abuse, develop social skills, learn responsibility, and work towards becoming healthy, happy and productive members of society.

Look for our new store in West Des Moines, Iowa at Mills Crossing (Mills Civic Parkway & 60th St.)

Saturday & Sunday

November 19 & 20

Variety - the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, at-risk and special needs children throughout Iowa.

Request A Donation

The Container Store accepts donation requests from certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and professional service and membership based organizations that are located in markets where our stores are located. We provide gift cards and product when appropriate to support auctions, raffles and other fundraising events. We also donate elfa shelving to various organizations to help with their facility storage and organization needs.

Nonprofit organizations seeking a donation must be tax-exempt and defined as a nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a public or private school that has registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics, or a unit of government if the contribution is solely for charitable or public purposes.

Service and membership based organizations may include, but are not limited to, the National Association of Professional Organizers, builders, interior designers, women’s membership organizations, etc.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to review and respond to your request.

Submit a donation request

Employee First Fund

Our Employee First Fund is designed to provide grants to employees, from employees and other company partners, during emergencies, medical situations, catastrophic events or other unforeseen challenges. This special fund helps ensure that everyone in our company feels well taken care of, safe, secure and warm.

Learn more or make a donation

Organized Teacher Program

We know teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. They do far more than teach our children how to read, write and do math and science. They inspire, challenge and help our children grow into the next generation of leaders, innovators and parents.

Our Organized Teacher program offers educators special discounts throughout the year to help organize their classrooms! To apply, please click below and complete the entry form to receive your first offer, redeemable in-store, online or by phone. Program ends December 31, 2015.

Join our Organized Teacher Program