COLUMBUS, Ohio – Starting today, Abercrombie & Fitch customers in the U.S. will have an opportunity to support The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At all Abercrombie & Fitch locations across the United States, shoppers will have an opportunity to round up their purchase at checkout until December 31 with all proceeds benefiting lifesaving research taking place at the Columbus-based hospital.

“For close to two decades Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has served as a tremendous corporate partner and we at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are incredibly grateful for their generous spirit,” said Niki Shafer, senior vice president, Outreach at Nationwide Children’s. “The Holiday Season can be an especially challenging time for many of the patients and families we treat, and this support from A&F will help Nationwide Children’s continue to deliver lifesaving clinical care and research year-round.”

“This holiday season, we are excited to spread awareness of the great work and research the hospital does that help children in our Columbus community, as well as benefit children everywhere,” said Stacia Andersen, Brand President of Abercrombie & Fitch.  “We have a longstanding partnership with Nationwide Children’s and we are looking forward to a successful campaign in our A&F stores that will continue to support the growth of the hospital and ultimately, help more patients.”    

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. regularly donates clothing to patients in the Emergency Room and Trauma Center. Additionally, the retailer has supported community special events that benefit Nationwide Children’s, such as the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon and Half Marathon. Additionally, their associates are familiar volunteers with the hospital’s fundraising organizations and events.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Kids through three renowned brands. For 125 years, the iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand has outfitted innovators, explorers and entrepreneurs. Today, the brand reflects the updated attitude of the 21 to 24-year old customer, while remaining true to its heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style. The Hollister brand epitomizes the liberating and carefree spirit of the endless California summer for the teen market.  abercrombie kids creates smart, playful apparel for children ages 5-14, celebrating the wide-eyed wonder of childhood.

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About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at