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DSW Continues to Give Back through its Shoe Lovers Care Philanthropic Platform with Focus on Kids Non-Profits

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW),  a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, announced the company will be giving back to the community once again through its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program.  DSW associates nominated non-profit organizations that have made an impression on their lives. Finalists will receive $5,000 and the organization with the most number of votes will receive a $75,000 donation. The public is invited to learn more about the nominated organizations and cast a vote on Voting is currently open to the public and ends on June 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Supporters can also share their vote on Facebook and Twitter with #DSWShoeLoversCare to promote the Leave Your Mark campaign.

"We are really excited for this Leave Your Mark Campaign! We have selected various causes that bring joy, play, music and adventure into the lives of children in need. By supporting these causes, we are connecting 23 million Rewards members with our shared passion to create a better world for these children and their families," said Jonica N. Armstrong, Community Relations Manager for DSW.

DSW associates nationwide were encouraged to nominate a local or national children's non-profit. After internally reviewing the applications, DSW has selected these deserving kid's nonprofit organizations: Bikers Against Child Abuse, Cradles to Crayons, CURE Childhood Cancer, Girls on The Run, Give Kids The World, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Inc., Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and The Fender Music Foundation.

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer footwear and accessories for women, men, and kids. As of June 7, DSW operates 481 stores in 42 states and operated an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website, DSW also supplies footwear to 385 leased locations in the United States. DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers.

For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit Follow DSW on Twitter at, "like" DSW on Facebook at and @dswshoelovers on Instagram.


For further information: Kris Kraner, Public Relations,; Christina Cheng, Senior Director, Investor Relations,
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