A.C. Moore brings warmth and comfort to children in need.
National arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore has partnered with World Vision to continue its mission to “Craft a Better World.”
“We were first introduced to World Vision through one of our vendors, Premier Yarns,” says Elena Piperno, A.C. Moore’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. “Premier was producing a specialty line of yarn to benefit World Vision’s Knit for Kids program.”
A.C. Moore decided to join Premier by not only selling this line of yarn, but by turning all 145 A.C. Moore stores into drop-off locations for knitted and crocheted goods. To date, A.C. Moore has collected more than 180,000 handmade items for Knit for Kids. These handmade items are then distributed to children in communities where World Vision works.
“We have found that our customers—particularly our yarn customers—are incredibly generous and eager to contribute to worthy organizations,” says Piperno. “They are thrilled to have a convenient drop-off location that saves them shipping costs and provides a vehicle to give back to the community.”
The company’s desire to partner with World Vision grew from its own commitment to philanthropy, community outreach, and civic responsibility. They also chose to support World Vision’s Knit for Kids program because it resonated with the passions of its core customers.
“Partnering with World Vision has allowed A.C. Moore to connect with our customers in a new and philanthropic way,” says Piperno. “We have trust in World Vision’s programs and that the donated goods are getting to where they are most needed.”
The organization appreciates how easy it has been to partner with World Vision to accomplish their philanthropic objectives. “The staff is super responsive, collaborative, and helpful,” says Piperno. “They work with us to pick up the handmade goods every other month, ensuring our customers’ donations are getting to those in need in a timely matter.”
“It’s a wonderful organization to work with,” says Piperno, “and A.C. Moore is proud to partner with World Vision.”