STORESONLINE PARTICIPATES IN FESTIVAL OF TREES
—StoresOnline works with BYU Athletic Department to Decorate Tree—
—Tree Raises $4,000 for Primary Children’s Medical Center—
OREM, Utah, November 30, 2007 – StoresOnline, a leading provider of eCommerce software and solutions for small businesses and entrepreneurs, donated a tree for the annual Festival of Trees. Its tree, decorated with help from StoresOnline employees, Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Athletics Department and Utah County resident Barbara Graf, sold for $4,000 with proceeds benefiting Primary Children’s Medical Center.
“Our company is honored to do what it can to positively affect the community,” said Brandon Lewis, president of StoresOnline. “We strongly believe in the mission and miracles performed each day at Primary Children’s Medical Center. We look forward to making this an annual event.”
Started in 1971, the Festival of Trees auctions donated Christmas Trees decorated by families, businesses and organizations. Since its first year when the Festival raised $47,000, fundraising has increased each year, with more than $1.5 million raised in 2006. This year’s attendance was expected to exceed 80,000 visitors between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, and showcase more than 800 trees.
“Because of the donations we receive each year and the many volunteer hours given, we’re able to donate 100 percent of all monies received to Primary Children’s Medical Center,” said Rachelle Johnson of the Festival of Trees. “We’re so very thankful for companies like StoresOnline who take an active role in helping the community. Their donation is going to help a lot of needy children.”
StoresOnline was pleased work alongside other members of the community, including BYU’s Athletics Department, in the fundraising opportunity.
“Brigham Young University was happy to work with StoresOnline (with whom we’ve had a longstanding relationship) to decorate a tree,” said Casey Stauffer, assistant general manager of BYU-ISP Network. “We’re pleased with the results and excited to have participated for such a deserving cause.”
Altee Satterfield of Riverton, Utah, has experienced firsthand the benefit Primary Children’s Medical Center provides for the state.
“When you have a sick child at Primary Children’s Medical Center during the holidays, it is so comforting to know that there are people and companies who care enough about you and your family that they’re willing to give so much,” Satterfield said. “We’ve worked with StoresOnline through its involvement with the Utah Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation and appreciate how sincerely they take their role in the community.”
“This has been a phenomenal experience for our company, our employees and our friends,” said Jeremy Roberts, corporate relations director of StoresOnline. “Primary Children’s Hospital does so much good for our state. We are honored to take part in the Festival of Trees.”
StoresOnline is an e-services company that offers e-commerce technology, training and a variety of Web-based technology services to help small-business owners and entrepreneurs build and maintain fully functional e-commerce Web sites.
About Brigham Young University
Founded in 1875 and located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is one of the nation’s largest private universities and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
About Primary Children’s Medical Center
Primary Children’s Medical Center is the pediatric center serving five states in the Intermountain West - Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Montana. The 232-bed facility is equipped and staffed to treat children with complex illness and injury. PCMC is owned by Intermountain Healthcare, a non-profit health care system. In addition, it is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, integrating pediatric programs, research and training for childhood problems. The hospital is located in a beautiful facility designed to meet the special needs of children and their families. For more information, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org/xp/public/primary.