More than $30,000 donated to children’s charities worldwide since RPE began partnering with RetailROI
Land O’ Lakes, Fla. (January 28, 2014) – Thanks to the generous contributions of attendees at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference & EXPO, RPE has donated $6,500 to 4Kids of Tampa. RPE distributed complimentary bottles of water during the NRF event in New York in early January and encouraged attendees to make a $1 donation. RPE matched each dollar donated.
As a leading retail merchandising and supply chain consultant focused on business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning, systems implementation, cloud computing and hosting services for the retail industry, RPE began partnering with Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) in 2010. RetailROI is a non-profit charitable foundation established to help the 143 million orphaned children worldwide. RPE has donated more than $30,000 to non-profits supported by RetailROI.
“This year we wanted to impact the lives of children closer to home and selected 4Kids of Tampa as our charity,” said Cliff Epstein, president of RPE. “It’s important we give back to our local Tampa Bay community where the RPE corporate office has been located since 1999.”
4Kids of Tampa partners with government and child-placing agencies as well as the faith-based community to recruit, train and support foster families to provide a loving home for abused, neglected or abandoned children. Each year, RPE selects an approved non-profit charity supported by RetailROI. Other charities to benefit from RPE’s donations have included Share the Blessings, Warm Blankets, Hoops for Hope and Safe Families.
RetailROI was established to bring awareness of the orphan crisis worldwide and encourage companies in the retail industry to get involved by raising funds to make a difference. For more information, visit www.RetailROI.org.
RPE helps retailers integrate people, process and IT to deliver innovative merchandising and supply chain solutions. As a leading retail consultant, RPE focuses on business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning and systems implementation. RPE also provides cloud computing services including hosting, Software-as-a-Service and managed services. Areas of expertise include JDA, Raymark and most leading software solutions and IBM and Toshiba hardware. RPE has been implementing, managing and hosting merchandising and supply chain solutions for leading retailers since 1999 including Boy Scouts of America, Clintons, Dollar Tree, Fifth & Pacific, Francesca’s Collections, It’Sugar, KatzGroup, Kipling, Mark’s, Michael Kors, Newfoundland Labrador Liquor, Papyrus, Rexall, rue21, Spencer’s, The North Face, VF Corp, vineyard vines, XS Cargo and many more. Visit www.rpesolutions.com.