CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. announced a $398,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The amount includes donations from Family Dollar and its customers at more than 8,200 Family Dollar stores during the retailer's, "Give the Gift of Sharing" campaign. Funds raised will go to benefit the nearly 4 million kids and teens served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year. To celebrate the success of the program, a check presentation was held at a Charlotte-area Boys & Girls Club.
"The success of the "Give the Gift of Sharing" campaign goes to show just how passionate our customers and associates are about helping those less fortunate in their communities," said Gary Philbin, President and Chief Operating Officer for Family Dollar. "This year, our customers contributed $118,000 more compared to last year's campaign, and I know each dollar donated will go to making a tremendous difference in the life of a child or teenager served by Boys & Girls Clubs of America."
- Family Dollar and its customers contributed $398,000 to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Every $1 donation helps provide 20 minutes of after-school programming for a Club youth
- $15 helps keep a Club youth busy and safe after school
"Thank you to Family Dollar, its associates and customers for making this cause campaign, which assists such crucial work, so successful," said Chad Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President, Corporate & Cause Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are very grateful for this support which will enable more kids and teens to achieve a great future at our Clubs around the country."
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 more than 8,200 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.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, BGCA (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 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.
SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America