Since we opened our first store more than 30 years ago in Dallas, we have proudly supported our stores’ local communities. Ranging from product donations to employee volunteer time, we know the importance of being a good corporate neighbor. Today, The Container Store continues to give back to the community with a focus on supporting non-profits that promote women’s and children’s well-being and health.
The company provides donations, gift cards and storage and organization makeovers to a variety of local nonprofit organizations to support auctions, raffles and other community events that benefit the causes our customers are passionate about. Additionally, The Container Store has provided makeovers for non-profit facilities utilizing the company’s best-selling product, elfa® which is the foundation of every well-organized space. In addition to the generous product donations and organized community programs, The Container Store’s employees participate in company-sponsored volunteer opportunities such as fund-raising events for Susan G. Komen and the American Heart Association.
And in order to connect with local customers from the moment the doors of a new store opens in a market, we are also happy to donate 10 percent of all sales from each new store during its grand opening weekend to a local nonprofit partner. This partner’s supporter base mirrors The Container Store’s customer base, and we rely on them to help us get the buzz out in the community that The Container Store is coming to town. Over the years, we have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and even more in product to our grand opening nonprofit partners and work to continue our support of these special organizations’ efforts even beyond grand opening weekend.