At the BIG Show Fiorina was joined by Fred Wacker, director and COO of The Home Depot Foundation, who shared that the Framing Hope program was born from the desire of associates to make good use of store merchandise that would have otherwise been discarded.
, the national program matches more than 1,200 stores with local nonprofits that receive home improvement products to support their charitable efforts.
"Framing Hope aligns with many of The Home Depot's core values, such as giving back, doing the right thing and building strong relationships," Wacker
Joining Wacker and Fiorina was Jeannette Ferran Astorga, vice president of corporate social responsibility for ANN INC., which includes the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands.
?[Framing Hope] started as a grassroots effort on the part of our associates to divert good, useable building materials from the landfill to local nonprofits helping individuals, low income families and the needy have a decent, safe affordable place to call home,? says Fred Wacker
, Director and Chief Operating Officer of The Home Depot Foundation. ?It is a great accomplishment of our associates that we have reached the $150 million milestone and impacted over one million homes and families.?
There, Fred Wacker
highlighted our program and discussed how the partnership successfully allows us to repurpose Home Depot product for positive social impact. (For more information on the National Retail Federation?s BIG Show, click here)
?Through our partnership with Good360
, The Home Depot Foundation
has been able to transform our product donation process in a way that engages and inspires our associates while providing tremendous value to local nonprofit organizations,? said Fred Wacker
, director and COO of The Home Depot Foundation. ?We are thrilled to participate in The Corporate Summit on Product Philanthropy to learn even more best practices to apply to our program.?