community involvement

THE WORLD'S HOME

OUR COMMITMENT


We will champion causes that promote a sense of home in people’s lives
and create a positive presence in the communities where we work.

Corporate Giving

$19 MILLION IN CORPORATE
DONATIONS SINCE 2012

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. provides educational opportunities, helps those without a safe and positive place to live, and assists those whose homes have been damaged or lost. We donate our merchandise, give charitable grants, provide matching gifts and give associates 8 hours of paid volunteer time each year. Since 2012, we have donated over $19 million to organizations that align with our areas of focus.

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$13 MILLION CUSTOMER &
ASSOCIATE DONATIONS SINCE 2012

We leverage our strength as a company, from our retail stores to the dedication of our associates, to make as great an impact as possible. We’re proud to work with customers, corporate associates and sales associates who put their passion behind every dollar raised. Since 2012, we have raised over $13 million for a wide range of causes that align with our customers’ and associates’ values.

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Community Causes

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S
RESEARCH HOSPITAL® 

Over the past 11 years, we have raised more than $34 million for research and the care of children and families facing childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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AIDS WALK

We have been a principal sponsor of the AIDS Walk in San Francisco and New York. Since the early 1990s, we have raised over $1 million to support AIDS education and research.

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NO KID HUNGRY:
SHARE OUR STRENGTH

In 2015, we raised more than $650,000 for
No Kid Hungry in one month to help connect
children to nutritious meals in their
communities. Over the past  five years,
we have raised approximately $1.6 million.

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CANADA'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is proud to partner with children's hospitals across Canada. Over the past 5 years, we raised more than $850,000 (CAD) to support world-renowned children's health care, research and learning.

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SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

BEYOND COMPLIANCE

We invest in the people who make our products, increasing economic opportunities for workers in our supply chain through programs that enhance benefits and education. We strictly prohibit child labor, prison or forced labor, unsafe working conditions and unfair wage practices. Beyond high standards of compliance, our business directly supports and enhances the lives of thousands of workers and artisans.

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HER PROJECT

BSR's HERproject empowers low-income women and men working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and positive gender relationships.

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FAIR TRADE

Fair Trade is a market-based approach to creating healthy and safe working conditions, additional income for workers and high environmental standards. We work with non-profit Fair Trade USA’s Factory Certification program. For each Fair Trade Certified™ product, workers earn a premium that they collectively invest in community initiatives that matter most to them, like health care.

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NEST: ARTISAN
ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

The Nest Artisan Advancement Project is a global industry-wide initiative focused on bringing unprecedented transparency, social responsibility and sustainability to fashion and home design supply chains that employ artisans
and homeworkers.

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