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Bed Bath & Beyond making $1 million donation to NAACP programs

The donation will provide essential items to the organization and its charity partners to support Black communities.
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Bed Bath & Beyond is closing 60 stores by the end of fiscal 2019.

UNION, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced Friday that it will be making a $1 million product donation to the NAACP Empowerment Programs. 

The donation will provide essential items to the organization and its charity partners, supporting Black communities impacted by COVID-19 and recent unrest across the U.S.

According to a news release, the company is making the donation as part of its recently launched "Bringing Home Everywhere" program, a $10 million plan that is providing essential home products to communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

"Like so many, we are appalled and saddened by the scenes we have witnessed and the continued violence and injustice against members of the Black community," said Mark Tritton, President & CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond. "We make this $1 million donation to the NAACP to support its extraordinary work for the community and its long-standing action to tackle racial discrimination in this country. Together, we will provide essential help to those communities hardest hit by recent unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic." 

Since the "Bringing Home Everywhere" program was launched, Bed Bath & Beyond has donated essential home, infant, health and personal care items to Good360 and many of its 90,000 charity partners across North America.

For more information and how to donate to the campaign, click here.