ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, nearly four million kids and teens go to one of the more than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. To celebrate this incredible organization and the youth they serve, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. today announced it is once again partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for a six-week program called, "Give the Gift of Sharing." Beginning October 28, Family Dollar customers can make a monetary contribution to the organization, to be donated to their local Boys & Girls Club and BGCA this holiday season. The program will culminate on December 24, 2015.
"Family Dollar customers are passionate about helping those less fortunate in their communities," said Gary Philbin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Family Dollar. "Last year, Family Dollar, our customers, and our partners raised $280,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs around the country. After learning how much of a difference these funds make to the families served by Clubs across the country, there was no question that we would continue the partnership again this year."
- Family Dollar stores invite customers to give $1 at the register during the six week program to benefit their local Boys & Girls Club and BGCA
- 100 percent of proceeds raised at each store will benefit BGCA and local Clubs
- 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 each day
"We are thrilled to once again partner with Family Dollar for a very special cause marketing program this holiday season," said Chad Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President, Corporate & Cause Partnerships for BGCA. "Together, this amazing partnership will help give the gift of a great future and brighter holiday season for local Boys & Girls Clubs and the millions of kids and teens they serve."
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 BGCAaffiliated 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