Retailers Team Up to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America During Holiday Season

Sixteen Corporate Partners Give the Gift of a Great Future

04 Nov, 2015, 14:00 ET from Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to support the gift of a great future for kids and teens around the country. Sixteen BGCA partners will donate and encourage their customers to donate to the organization now through January 2016. More than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country on Native lands, urban and rural areas and where they are most needed serve nearly 4 million youth each year enabling them to achieve a great future.

Companies supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season include:

Aaron's, Inc.
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
The Bon-Ton Stores
Bridgestone Retail Operations
Buffalo Wild Wings
Disney Store
Family Dollar
Gap Inc.
Nordstrom
Old Navy
Powerade
Specialized
SurveyMonkey
Toyota
UGG Australia
UPS

For more details on partners that support BGCA's holiday programs and how to participate, visit greatfutures.org.

"We are grateful to our corporate partners who give so generously throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season," said Julie Teer, senior vice president, Resource Development at BGCA. "We thank the thousands of caring customers at these retailers who donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, during the holidays or in any season, to give the gift of a great future to our nation's kids and teens."

BGCA supports America's youth who are most in need during the out-of-school time. Clubs around the country provide hope and opportunity to young people who might not have caring mentors or even a place to do their homework. The organization, which has enabled young people to achieve a great future for more than 100 years, estimates that there are 16 million living Club alumni in the United States.

No matter the season, BGCA encourages everyone to engage in community service and giving. Visit GreatFutures.org to learn more about how to give back throughout the holidays and the rest of the year.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 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 4,100 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.

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SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America



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