HSN Cares donates $400,000 to agencies
HSN Cares, the charitable organization of the Home Shopping Network, on Wednesday donated $400,000 to Tampa Bay area agencies.
Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of St. Petersburg-based HSN, presented $100,000 checks to the Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School (HSN is the school's corporate partner), Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County.
The money will pay for a technology lab at the middle school, sponsor a room at CASA's new domestic violencer shelter, build homes for needy families and fund college scholarships for children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Another $100,000 will be given to local charities where HSN has distribution centers: Piney Flats, Tenn., Roanoke, Va., and Fontana, Calif. The money was donated to HSN Cares by Alliance Data, HSN's credit card partner.