15 Oct: More than a toy: Donation keeps employee’s memory alive

After Abdallah Moukhtar died last September, his family needed to figure out what to do with his collection of Funko Pops! — all 1,100 of them.

So, his mom, Suzy Blakely Duhme, found an organization called Pops for Patients that donates Funko products to children’s hospitals. And when Rob Zeida, who started the local chapter, came to pick up the donation, they realized there was a deeper connection. Rob works at Best Buy — just like Abdallah had.

“If you’re working for Best Buy, you’re the person I was supposed to give these to,” Suzy told Rob.

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20 Feb: Best Buy Helps Donate $9.7M to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Photos: Courtesy of St. Jude

This past holiday, Mary Collett’s Best Buy mobile store in Odessa, Texas, was a company-wide leader in contributing to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign.

On Wednesday, she got to see first-hand all the good that money can do at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

“Until you visit St. Jude, you don’t really grasp the immenseness of it all,” she said during the tour of the Memphis-based hospital. “There are so many staff members.