Ann Inc. launches reusable goods charity service

NEW YORK — Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, has launched AnnCares360, a program in partnership with Good360, the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy. The program will facilitate the donation of available displays, marketing items, and fixtures to local charities that support women and children.

Through the program, all Ann Inc. stores can enter valued, reusable goods into a tracking system that will link to Good360's online product donation marketplace and its network of more than 26,000 charities.

"Ann Inc. is a company that is committed to doing business responsibly," said Jeannette Ferran Astorga, VP corporate social responsibility. "The AnnCares360 program aligns perfectly with our environmental commitment to minimize waste in our operations since most of these items can be reused. We are pleased to know that we will be able to provide resources for communities in need.  We are also excited to celebrate the Company's commitment to the environment by launching this program for Earth Day."