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06/14/2022

Bed Bath & Beyond launches no-cost home repair partnership

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Bed Bath & Beyond is assisting homeowners in need.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is partnering with a national nonprofit to aid residents in need in communities where it has stores.

The home goods retailer is teaming up with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and healthy homes and communities, to provide no-cost home repairs and essential household items across the country.

The partnership kicked off in Ringwood, N.J., with associates representing local Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby, and Harmon Face Values stores, as well as from corporate headquarters in Union, N.J., volunteering in support of several local homeowners.

The retailer is partnering with Rebuilding Together as part of an ongoing initiative to aid homeowners in need. Along with providing critical home repairs to improve safety, increase accessibility and help homeowners remain in their houses, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is donating household items, including kitchen and dining ware, bedding, bathroom towels, home décor and wellness items.

As part of the program, Bed Bath & Beyond will support more than 25 projects nationwide during 2022. Project volunteers will be locally-based associates from the company’s Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby, Harmon Face Values and Decorist retail banners.

“We believe now more than ever that creating a sense of home is critical for the well-being of both individuals and the communities we serve,” said Mark Tritton, President and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. “By joining forces with Rebuilding Together to invest in revitalizing homes across the country, we can support homeowners in need and enable our Associates to create an impact where they live and work.”

“Rebuilding Together’s mission to repair homes and revitalize communities is more critical than ever before as the nation faces a devastating housing crisis,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO, Rebuilding Together. “We’re incredibly grateful to Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. for their partnership and look forward to making a difference together in New Jersey and nationwide.”

 

buybuy Baby supports new parents
Although the service also has commercial aspects, Bed Bath & Beyond’s specialty baby subsidiary buybuy Baby also offers an omnichannel initiative called welcome to parenthood that features no-cost educational resources.

These include a virtual concierge service that enables customers to chat directly with registry and product experts to get questions answered on demand by live experts, available seven days a week; a curated team of parents who are also professional pediatricians and therapists that provide guidance and advice on parenting, baby health & wellness, and parent self-care; a curated group of buybuy Baby customers representing a range of different parenting stages who provide personal stories, advice, and content; and a range of online classes and free webinars.

As of November 27, 2021, Bed Bath & Beyond had a total of 995 stores, including 809 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada, 133 Buybuy Baby stores and 53 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values. The company is a partner in a joint venture that operates 10 stores in Mexico under Bed Bath & Beyond banner.