Ann Taylor and LOFT Launches 13th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign for the Holiday Season

Announced this week, Ann Taylor and LOFT, part of the Ascena Retail Group, will continue to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® through the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign for the 13th consecutive holiday season. As part of the campaign, associates and clients are invited to donate to help St. Jude provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue innovative research around childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Clients who shop in-store and online at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Factory from November 13 through December 31 and at LOFT and LOFT Outlet from November 15 through December 31 are able to conveniently add a donation to St. Jude to their check-out purchase. Donations could help provide pediatric isolation masks, new toys for play areas and help provide meals for the families at St. Jude.

Ann Taylor and LOFT have been top partners for St. Jude since 2007 and have raised $50 million for the organization. In addition to fundraising campaigns throughout the year, LOFT continues to mark the brand’s dedication to supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude by sponsoring the St. Jude Garden grown by LOFT for the 2nd consecutive year this year. The garden helps provide locally grown produce for St. Jude patients and families. 

Donations help provide funding so that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments created at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Fundraising efforts for St. Jude are part of ascena retail group’s goal to raise and contribute $250 million by 2025 in support of women and girls around the globe. This year Ann Taylor, LOFT and Lou & Grey reached a milestone of $100 million raised in donations to charitable partners.

To learn more about how you can join Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet in supporting the Thanks and Giving® campaign, visit,, and

Join the St. Jude mission by visiting, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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Source: St. Jude, Ann Taylor, Ascena Retail Group