Zale Corporation

Community Program Details


Autism Speaks

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Speaks is the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the U.S. The organization is dedicated to funding research and increasing awareness for this brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships.

To show support for Autism Speaks' research and awareness, Zale Corporation has partnered with Persona to offer three exclusive Autism Speaks Beads. For each exclusive Autism Speaks Persona Bead sold, $10 will be donated to Autism Speaks. These special beads are available in select Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers and Mappins Jewellers stores, as well as each brand's online store.

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Zale Corporation has joined in the fight to create a world without breast cancer. In the United States, Zale supports Susan G. Komen for theCure.

In October 2013, more than 110 Zale Store Support Center employees and their guests participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at NorthPark Center in Dallas, joining with 30,000 other runners and walkers to raise breast cancer awareness. The team raised $28,263.

 


Zale Disaster Relief Fund

The Zale Disaster Relief Fund, Inc. was established in 1995 following the Oklahoma City bombings and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable fund in response to the September 11, 2001, tragedies. The fund has enabled Zale to assist employees in the field and the Store Support Center during times of personal need or crisis, such as a serious illness or injury, or when recovering from catastrophic weather or fire damage to their home. More than 140 Zale employees across the United States have received aid from the nearly half million dollars contributed by employees and raised through corporate events.

 

Linz Award

Part of the Zale corporate culture is to recognize exemplary leadership and volunteerism that enhance the life of fellow citizens. Each year we reaffirm this commitment through our sponsorship of the Linz Award - one of Dallas County's oldest and most prestigious civic honors. The Linz Award was created in 1924 by Simon Linz, one of the founders of Linz Jewelers, acquired by Zale Corporation in 1989. The award has recognized Dallas County citizens whose civic or humanitarian efforts have created the greatest benefit to the community. Now in partnership with The Dallas Morning News, Zale Corporation is proud to continue the legacy of this award.

 

Salvation Army

In December 2012, Zale employees came together to support the community by sponsoring 250 Angels from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Zale employees donated over $19,000 in gifts to the 250 Angels.

The Salvation Army has been supporting those in needs since 1865 through social services that range from providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

 

North Texas Food Bank

Each November, Zale employees kick off the season of giving with the annual Canned Food Drive for the North Texas Food Bank, a nonprofit center for food distribution serving 13 counties. The Food Bank donates food and groceries to after-school programs, residential treatment programs, food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, low-income daycare centers and other social service centers. Approximately 377,600 people (13% of the population) in the Food Bank's service area live below the poverty level. Employee support of the Food Bank is another way to help Zale demonstrate our outreach in the community.