Lands’ End Announces 15 Winning Schools in the 'Way to Grow' Sweepstakes

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Winning Schools Receive Up to $2,500 to Support Gardening and Science Programs

“With the help of funds from our “Way to Grow" sweepstakes, the 15 winning schools will help kids learn important life lessons through gardening and science programs,” said Adam Weil, director of School Uniforms, Lands’ End.

Lands’ End believes that small steps, such as planting a seed, can make a big difference to help the environment. This spring, the company is making a big difference for 15 schools throughout the nation with its “Way to Grow” sweepstakes. Lands’ End today announced the 15 winning schools that will receive up to $2,500 to support gardening and science programs. The “Way to Grow” winning schools are:

  • PS 290 Manhattan New School in New York, N.Y.
  • Maharishi School Of The Age Of Enlightenment in Fairfield, Iowa
  • St. Francis Xavier School in Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Park Elementary in Cross Plains, Wis.
  • St. Francis High School in Traverse City, Mich.
  • Kealing Middle School in Austin, Texas
  • Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids, Minn.
  • Mount Horeb Intermediate Center in Mount Horeb, Wis.
  • Ellis School in Fremont, N.H.
  • Purcell-Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Amherst Elementary in Amherst, Wis.
  • Holy Family School in Freeburg, Mo.
  • St. Irene School in Warrenville, Ill.
  • The Prairie School in Racine, Wis.
  • Holy Family Regional School in Rochester Hills, Mich.

“With so many schools facing tight budgets, Lands’ End understands that every bit of additional funding makes a difference in our children’s education,” said Adam Weil, director of School Uniforms, Lands’ End. “With the help of funds from our “Way to Grow” sweepstakes, the 15 winning schools will help kids learn important life lessons through gardening and science programs.”

“Way to Grow” Towards a Million Dollar Difference
“Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference” is part of Lands’ End’s commitment to give back $1 million to schools in 2010. The nationwide initiative connects kids, parents and schools through gardening to draw attention to small steps we can take to make a big difference for the environment. From April 5 through May 14, 2010, parents, teachers and community members could vote for their schools in the “Way to Grow” sweepstakes online at http://www.landsend.com/thehub. The top 15 schools with the most votes are receiving up to $2,500 to support gardening and science programs.

School Support with DonorsChoose.org
As part of “Way to Grow,” Lands’ End partnered with DonorsChoose.org to fund educational gardening requests at 17 schools nationwide. The selected kindergarten through 5th grade teachers were seeking support to start and/or sustain gardening lessons and projects for their students. Lands’ End’s donations completed funding for projects at these schools that range from establishing a school garden to developing gardening-related science curriculum. For more details on the projects funded, please visit the Lands’ End giving page at: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=28212&1271177212049.

A Legacy of Giving Back: Lands’ End School Rewards
Since 1998, Lands’ End has helped schools raise funds by giving up to three percent cash back on the net sales of school uniform purchases to Preferred Schools through its School Rewards program. To participate in the Lands’ End School Rewards program, schools must register to be a Preferred School. Preferred Schools agree to work with Lands’ End as a school uniform provider and make Lands’ End School catalogs available to parents throughout the year. Schools can call 1-800-741-6311 to request a Preferred School information packet.

About Lands’ End School
Lands’ End offers uniforms and school-appropriate clothing in sizes for children and adults, designed to meet dress-code requirements. Lands’ End School includes gym wear such as sweatshirts and sweatpants on to which the school’s logo can be applied. Lands’ End offers its school uniform apparel all year, including slim, plus and husky sizing. To help schools, the Lands’ End School Rewards program gives participating schools a percentage back on net sales of school uniforms. Lands’ End School is available online at http://www.landsend.com/school and via the Lands’ End School catalog. To request a catalog or order by phone, call 1-800-469-2222.

About Lands’ End
Lands’ End® is one of the world’s largest retailers of clothing for the family. In addition, Lands’ End offers an innovative collection of fine quality goods for the home. Lands’ End merchandise can be purchased online at http://www.landsend.com, by calling 1-800-800-5800, and by visiting the Lands’ End Shop at Sears. Lands’ End is a proud member of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD). And, all high-quality Lands’ End merchandise is Guaranteed. Period.®

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