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DSW Awards $75,000 Grant To Autism Speaks


DSW
has awarded a $75,000 grant to Autism Speaks following an online initiative asking employees to nominate their favorite non-profit organizations.

The Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program was created by DSW to reaffirm the company’s ongoing focus and dedication to giving back and supporting charitable causes, according to a company press release.

DSW “shoe lovers,” or employees, nominated more than 200 non-profit organizations for consideration. Eight finalists were selected by DSW and then presented via social media for public voting. The finalists included: Autism Speaks; Bright Pink; Children’s Hunger Alliance; CureSearch for Children’s Cancer; Look Good Feel Better/PCPCF; Mid-Ohio Food Bank; Shoes That Fit; and Semper Fi Fund. Voting closed at the end of June 2013.

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A check was presented to Autism Speaks on June 28, 2013, at the charity headquarters in New York City. Autism Speaks is focused on funding research regarding the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism. The charity also strives to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and educates people on the needs of individuals with autism. 

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