HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman, U.S. Fund for UNICEF President & CEO
Caryl M. Stern and Star Wars Actress Ashley Eckstein to
Appear Live on HSN During Primetime Special Benefiting U.S.
Fund for UNICEF on September 28
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HSNi Cares,
the philanthropic arm of interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc.,
announced today that it is partnering with Lucasfilm to come together
in support of UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children. As part of the
retailer’s third annual national campaign supporting the humanitarian
children’s organization, HSN will broadcast a special The Monday Night
Show with Adam Freeman: HSN Cares Star Wars Edition on Monday,
September 28 from 7-9 p.m. (ET).
During the 2-hour primetime special, Ashley Eckstein, voice of Star
Wars character “Ahsoka Tano” and founder of the Her Universe sci-fi
merchandise brand for female fans, will present exclusive items of Star
Wars apparel to raise funds for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Eckstein will
appear on-air alongside CEO of HSNi, Mindy Grossman, and Caryl M.
Stern, the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, to not only
raise funds but acknowledge and raise awareness of UNICEF’s work to
improve and save the lives of children in need.
Viewers can learn about UNICEF’s work to provide clean water,
lifesaving nutrition, education, medicines and emergency relief to
children around the world. As Star Wars has been a long-standing
supporter of charitable causes, during this event HSN will donate
twenty percent of the purchase price for every item featured and sold
during the special to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition to apparel,
the selection of Star Wars products being sold will include items like
a Star Wars Walkie Talkie, Stormtrooper Watch, and Darth Vader Cuff
“I recently returned from my second field visit to see UNICEF’s
programs for children firsthand and was inspired by their work to make
a difference in the lives of children,” said Mindy Grossman, Chief
Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. “I am so proud of HSNi Cares, our
partners and customers who support UNICEF’s work to make an impact on
the lives of children around the world.”
HSNi Cares has activated a comprehensive, 360-degree national campaign
that runs through September 30 across television, catalogs, digital and
social channels, raising funds and awareness in support of UNICEF. All
eight HSNi brands – HSN, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Ballard Designs,
Garnet Hill, TravelSmith, Improvements and Chasing Fireflies – have
come together to fulfill HSNi Cares goal of empowering women and
supporting families in times of need globally, through interactive
digital activations and customer donations across their channels.
HSN Cares has also been collaborating with four brand partners –
Perlier, Giuliana Rancic, HP and Diane Gilman – who have generously
supported the campaign with a donation and will raise funds and
awareness for the campaign during their appearances on HSN.
For more information about the HSN Cares campaign for the U.S. Fund for
UNICEF or to donate, please visit HSN.com (keyword HSN Cares).
HSN is a leading direct-to-consumer live content retailer, offering a
curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its
customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities
and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience.
At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty,
Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN
broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its
website – HSN.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile
applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN,
founded 38 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating
segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI). For more information, please visit
HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About HSNi Cares
HSNi Cares, the philanthropic arm of HSN, Inc., is dedicated to
empowering women and helping families in times of need locally,
nationally and globally. Together with trusted organizations and
volunteers we are able to make a difference with hope, love and
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company,
is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment
production. In addition to its motion-picture and television
production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio
post-production, cutting-edge digital animation and the management of
the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties
including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
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