Press Release: ThatsCaring.com Helps Gift Givers Give Happiness and Help Hunger

November 26, 2013 by Jamie Pritscher
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CHICAGO, November 26, 2013—Just in time for the holidays, ThatsCaring.com, the environmentally and socially responsible gift giving company, is proud to announce its new focus, Giving Happiness, Helping Hunger. Sticking to its roots of gifts with little to no non-biodegradable waste, ThatsCaring.com will now give Weekend Bags of food to children in need while providing gift givers with the high quality gift options many have come to rely upon.

“At ThatsCaring.com, we are committed to serving the local communities where we do business,” said ThatsCaring.com co-founder and CEO Jamie Pritscher. “With the ‘Buy One Give One’ business model, we will help children get the sustenance they need to be happy and healthy.”

When gift givers purchase and give a gift from ThatsCaring.com, they actually give two: one to the recipient of their choice, and one to a local hungry child. Weekend Bags aim to alleviate the food insecurity epidemic, gifting bags of nutrition-rich food items to children who normally rely on school lunches for their main sources of sustenance. These children often lack access to adequate food sources outside of school, and Weekend Bags provide them with enough food to last through the weekend. Cook County has the fourth highest number of food insecure children in the nation

Weekend Bags are filled with items such as granola bars, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruits and vegetables, ravioli, macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, and pudding. Items that children love and that also give them the sustenance they need.

“These bags don’t just feed hungry children, they help young students increase their productivity, strengthen their overall health and immune systems, and more,” said Jamie. “They help them to play and exercise with more energy and help them grow confidence levels. Adequate nutrition helps kids grow into positive, healthy people.”

“Grove Junior High and School District #59 are grateful for the generous donations of Weekend Bags and food supplies to our children in need,” said George Vega, Grove Junior High School social worker. “ThatsCaring.com donations makes it possible for us to give back to our children and families that are experiencing the most economic hardship.”

In partnership with schools and districts and to maintain the privacy and safety of young, at-risk and at-need students of low-income or low-resources families, the Weekend Bags donated through ThatsCaring.com gift purchases are distributed in confidence. ThatsCaring.com plans to expand its program throughout Chicago and the rest of the country in the near future.

Today, ThatsCaring.com offers more than 40 high quality gift box options ranging from $19.99 to $115.99. Recognizing birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, thank you’s, and more, corporations and consumers have many opportunities to Give Happiness and Help Hunger by ordering gifts from ThatsCaring.com.

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About ThatsCaring.com

ThatsCaring.com, a suburban-Chicago based socially-responsible gift giving company has been providing gifts to corporations and consumers nationwide since 2008. ThatsCaring.com has more than 40 gift options of various collections and good for any occasion. Gift givers choose from bakery, confections, and wine & cheese gifts ranging in price from $19.99 to $115.99.  Corporate customers include Greenleaf Book Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Sherman Hospital, TepCon Construction, Tasty Catering, and US Cellular. 

That's Caring, featured on the cover of the 2010 December Package Design Magazine, was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Inc. and Alibaba.com "Newprenuer of the Year" competition, 2010 Finalist in Ecovers "30 under 30 for Sustainability" and CEO Jamie Pritscher is a three time "Daily Green Heart of Green" nominee (2009, 2010, 2011).