ATLANTA, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced a $343,310.45 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). To celebrate the announcement, BGCA and Family Dollar partnered with celebrity chef Pat Neely and members from the Charlotte Hornets organization to host a special event at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Charlotte. The amount includes donations from Family Dollar Smart Steps to Great Futures Back to School and Holiday campaigns. Funds raised will go to the organization, in support of the nearly four million young people served by Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
"At Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we have the unique opportunity to provide resources and tools to empower children and teens, especially those who need it most in many of the local markets Family Dollar serve," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "This shared connection has enhanced our partnership and we are grateful for Family Dollar's commitment to helping us make a positive impact in communities nationwide."
To kick off the celebration, Family Dollar associates and executives entertained the youth with a flash mob presentation. Pat Neely hosted a Healthy Lifestyles Trivia Game inspired by Family Dollar's new Game Show "Save to Win!" and provided the participants with tips and tricks for healthy lifestyles and awarded winners with Family Dollar gift cards. In addition, The Charlotte Hornets clinic staff hosted a mini basketball clinic while the Charlotte Honeybee Dancers hosted a dance clinic for Club members.
- Family Dollar, customers raised $343,310.45 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs
- Every $1 donation helps provide 20 minutes of after-school programming for a Club youth
For more information on the incredible partners that support Boys & Girls Clubs of America, visit greatfutures.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
About Family Dollar
For more than 55 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar's mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in nearly 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as "my Family Dollar." Family Dollar, headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dollar Tree, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.
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