To be a broadly embracing, positive force for girls and women—and
for the causes they love. We believe that caring for women around
the world and providing them with opportunities to lead,
strengthen communities and live well will change the world and
lead to a better future for us all.
Between 2005 and 2018, the ANN brands donated more than
$98 million to our nonprofit partners through cause marketing
campaigns, fundraising and Associate engagement. By 2025,
ascena retail group inc. and their valued customers aim to
raise $250 million in support of women and girls globally
to help them be their best selves.
Check out below some of ANN Brands high-level giving.
To learn more about all of our brand’s efforts download
ascena’s Responsibility Report.
We are a proud member of Textile Exchange™, a global
nonprofit that works closely with its members to drive industry
transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards,
and responsible supply networks.
Since 2007, LOFT and the ANN brands have been top partners
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, having raised $48 million
for the organization. In 2018, LOFT unveiled the St. Jude Garden
Grown by LOFT, a 3,000-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden
that grows ingredients used in creating healthy meals for patients
and their families.
Give Back Box makes donating easy: at LOFT.com, you can download
and print a free Give Back Box shipping label, which you can
attach to any box (or even the shipping bag your LOFT order
comes in). After packing up your donation, it can be shipped
for free — and will then be donated to charities such as
Goodwill and Salvation Army.
Since ANN brands became a partner to BCRF in 2005, we’ve raised
more than $43 million for the organization. In 2018 alone,
we raised $5.8 million for the incredible women at the heart
of BCRF’s mission. Our support is part of the effort to fuel
new discoveries that are increasing our knowledge of how breast
cancer starts and how it spreads throughout the body, and the funds
raised aid in the development and testing of new treatments.
In partnership with Delivering Good, LOFT has donated over
10,000 tops and sweaters to women in need around the
country — over $2 million in product. We’ve dressed them for
job interviews and their first days of work, and we’re honored
to help set them up for success.
Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the
leading national education organization focused on ensuring
safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. Nationally,
8 out of 10 LGBTQ students are still harassed at school each
year because of who they are, and GLSEN is working to
Every day, GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are
able to learn and grow in a school environment free from
bullying and harassment. They tirelessly work to transform
our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming
environment all youth deserve.