DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 ACE Cash Express locations throughout the nation supported Big Brothers Big Sisters during ACE's annual Give a Little Campaign, which is providing more than $130,550 to local charities in the communities that ACE serves.
"ACE Cash Express is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help changes the lives of children," said Eric Norrington, SVP of public affairs. "Our $37,137.45 donation was made possible thanks to our hard-working store managers and our generous customers."
Other charities benefiting from this campaign include AdoptAClassroom.org, Back on My Feet, Boys and Girls Club, First Book, Girls Inc. and Junior Achievement.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters is so grateful for being included in ACE's campaign," said Charles Pierson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America president & CEO. "This has been a great opportunity for our agencies to work with store associates to support local communities."
The Give a Little Campaign is a part of the ACE Community Fund, ACE Cash Express' corporate-giving program. Since 2004, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $7.3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation and focuses on organizations that help children, provide education and support financial literacy. The Community Fund furthers ACE's mission to return dollars to the communities where it operates.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth - areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 100-year history. With about 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. The organization is engaged in a nationwide search to reunite with alumni mentors, mentees, donors, family, staff and board members.