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Designer Shoe Warehouse Gives Back to the Community
Annual Shoe Lovers Care Program Grants $110,000 to Non-Profits Supporting Families
Voting Now Open on

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2017 /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 eight family-focused non-profit organizations that have made an impression on their lives.

Vote for your favorite non-profit organization to win a $110,000 donation through DSW's Leave Your Mark Program

The public is invited to learn more about the nominated organizations and vote online through Voting is open August 4 through August 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Participants are allowed to cast one unique vote daily. Supporters can also share their vote on Facebook and Twitter with #DSWShoeLoversCare.

Finalists will receive $5,000 and the organization with the most votes will receive a $75,000 donation. Since 2013, $665,000 in grants have been donated to 47 of our Associates' favorite non-profit organizations through DSW's Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark campaign.

"We are really excited for this year's Leave Your Mark Campaign! We have selected eight nonprofit organizations focused on providing assistance and critical family services for communities in need.  By supporting these organizations, we are sharing our Associates' passion with our 25 million Rewards members to celebrate families and help them bring joy to their lives," said Jonica N. Armstrong, Community Relations Manager for DSW.

After reviewing the nominations, DSW has selected these deserving organizations: A Kid Again, Boys and Girls Club of America, Comfort Cases, Operation Homefront, The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, Providence House, The Jessie Rees Foundation, and The Trevor Project.

Voting will open tomorrow, 8/4. Please visit for more details.

About DSW Inc.

DSW Inc. is a leading branded shoes and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer shoes and accessories for women, men, and kids. Designer Shoe Warehouse operates 510 stores in 43 states and operates an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website, DSW also supplies footwear to 349 leased locations in the United States. DSW offers a free, award-winning loyalty program, DSW Rewards, where customers earn certificates toward future purchases and receive special member-only offers.

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