PARTY CITY SUPPORTS A SOLDIER’S HEARTFELT HIKE WITH NATIONWIDE DONATION DRIVE
ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — America’s largest specialty party retailer, Party City, announces a partnership with Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum to support “Hike for Heroes,” Yocum’s personal mission to walk 7,000 miles across America to raise funds and awareness for military families in need. A recent survey by non-profit and government agencies revealed one out of three military families have trouble meeting monthly bills. In response, from June 15 – July 31, Party City is conducting a nationwide in-store donation drive to support “Hike for Heroes,” and Party City customers can support Yocum’s incredible journey and military families with dollar donations collected at any of Party City’s nearly 700 retail stores.
Yocum began his journey with his wife, Mareike, and their “SuperDog,” Emmie, on April 17, 2010 after returning home from Iraq. So far, Yocum has hiked through 31 states and 38 major cities while literally “drumming” up support by beating on a small drum. This soldier’s heartfelt hike will come to an end in Louisville, KY on September 3, 2011.
In addition to sponsoring Hike for Heroes, Party City is honoring and supporting members of the U.S. military by launching a military discount program. Lisa Laube, President of Party City, announced, “Party City wants to show our deep appreciation and gratitude to the brave men and women who serve our country by providing a 10 percent discount to help them celebrate all of life’s special moments.”
For more information about the partnership, visit PartyCity.com or the company’s Facebook page (facebook.com/partycity). To track Troy’s progress and learn more about the Hike for Heroes cause, visit drumhike.com.
About Party City
Party City Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic balloons, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery. Party City Holdings Inc. also operates retail party goods and social expressions supply stores in the United States under the names Party City, The Paper Factory, Halloween City and Factory Card & Party Outlet. Party City is America’s largest party goods chain and the country’s premier retailer of Halloween costumes, theme party supplies, birthday decorations and other specialty party supplies.