EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc., operator of Spirit Halloween and Spencer’s, supported relief efforts to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico after the destruction of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.  The retailer donated a total of $181,782 to Red Cross Disaster Relief.

«These were devastating storms, and we are grateful that all of our associates are safe and accounted for,» said Steven Silverstein, President and CEO of Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. «The Red Cross provides much needed service and relief for the thousands of people impacted by the hurricanes. Now more than ever, as a company, we wanted to stand tall and do our part to support everyone in need.»

The American Red Cross uses donor dollars to provide shelter, comfort, food, and emergency support for the individuals and families in disaster zones. Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc.’s partnership with the organization is an effort to help those affected by the storms recover and get back on their feet in the challenging time ahead.

Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. has taken several initiatives to raise money, including Spencer’s and Spirit employee and company donations as well as customer donations. A substantial portion of this donation was raised in the stores, as part of ongoing philanthropic activity.  Given the severity and immediate needs surrounding the devastating hurricane events, our partners agreed to allocate a portion of their funding to the Red Cross. The company has also launched a micro-site where donations can be made directly: https://www.redcross.org/spencergifts-emp.

About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with more than 1,300 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 34 years of business, Spirit is the authority on all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to decor and party goods to accessories. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, Spirit stores offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, ‘tweens, teens, and adults along with exclusive decor you won’t find anywhere else.

At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children (spiritofchildren.com), a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised over $37 million for the Child Life department at hospitals across the country. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100% of funds going toward a child’s life. For the 2017 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting 139 hospitals across the country, with a goal to raise $8.0 million. Spirit encourages customers to help make a difference in a child’s life this Halloween season by donating at their local Spirit Halloween or spreading awareness via Facebook and Instagram by using #SpiritofChildren in their photos.

About Spencer’s
For more than 65 years, Spencer’s (spencersonline.com) has been selling unique and edgy lifestyle accessories. Founded in 1947 as a mail order catalog in Pennsylvania, the company opened its first brick and mortar store in 1963 and has since grown to more than 690 locations. Winner of Chain Store Age’s «Storefront of the Year,» Spencer’s sells T-shirts, accessories, jewelry, drink ware, and more.

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