FREEPORT, Maine--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--L.L.Bean today announced the company will donate $114,000 to The One Fund Boston following the sale of 3,500 limited edition totes made from the 2012 Fenway Park tarp. The One Fund Boston Totes went on sale on September 6 at select L.L.Bean retail stores in Massachusetts and Maine and sold out the next day. The donation to The One Fund Boston by L.L.Bean represents 100% of the profits from the tote sales. L.L.Bean previously contributed $150,000 to the Fund following the tragic events that occurred on April 15 and the days that followed.
“It is thanks to the tremendous support of our customers that we are able to make such a significant donation to The One Fund.”
"As we continue our ongoing work of supporting the survivors of these tragic events, we are delighted to receive this additional donation from L.L.Bean," said Mike Sheehan, Treasurer of One Fund Boston. "This unique tote provides a lasting reminder of the strength and resilience of our people and of the unprecedented generosity and creativity of the New England business community."
The One Fund Boston Tote was handcrafted in Maine from repurposed Fenway Park tarp. Each tote features a patch with the signature blue and yellow The One Fund Boston logo and an interior pocket with a brief narrative about the bag’s origins and how it supports the Boston community.
“In creating this tote we wanted to celebrate the spirit of Boston and create a unique way to support the victims and families affected by the marathon tragedy,” said Steve Fuller, Chief Marketing Officer for L.L.Bean. “It is thanks to the tremendous support of our customers that we are able to make such a significant donation to The One Fund.”
About L.L.Bean, Inc.
L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean still upholds the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. L.L.Bean products are rigorously tested, guaranteed to last and always shipped free. In the past five years, L.L.Bean has donated over $6 million toward conservation and land stewardship. The 220,000 sq. ft. L.L.Bean retail store campus in Freeport, ME, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at www.llbean.com, L.L.Bean Facebook, L.L.Bean Twitter and L.L.Bean YouTube.
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