Inspire, empower, and engage our customers and associates to give back.
Our ascenaCARES programs engage our associates by enabling them to ask for support when needed, give back to their communities and contribute to the causes that are most important to them.
Dimes from the Heart
An emergency relief fund that assists our associates during short-term unexpected financial hardships.
Supporting our communities during challenging times through our partnerships with the American Red Cross and Delivering Good.
Our Signature Partnerships for Women and Girls
HERlead Fellowship Investing in women leaders who improve the world. Trained and mentored over 340 Fellows and impacted over 202,885 people from HERlead projects. To learn more about the Fellowship check out HERlead.org.
Our Giving Highlights
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through our customer and associate fundraising, we have raised more than $54.4 million to date.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) is working to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. As BCRF’s largest fashion partner, we have raised and donated more than $54 million.
Delivering Good® is uniting retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise—to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to children, families and individuals. Collectively, our brands have contributed a value of more than $21 million in products for 20 recipient organizations focused on women’s empowerment in the U.S.
ascena retail group, inc. is committed to philanthropic giving (financial or in-kind) to organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. It is our policy in all philanthropic efforts to evaluate and ensure that no recipient organizations have any policy of discrimination, written or otherwise. All recipient organizations to whom we give are expected to follow these principles in their philanthropic efforts.