ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) launched its 2016 Back2School cause campaign in July, and continued the momentum today announcing additional partnerships with retailers around the country. As millions of kids and teens return to school, the youth advocacy organization reminds parents, teachers and community members not to forget critical after-school hours.
"We are excited to add even more retailers to support our nation's youth and our Back2School campaign," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "As kids and teens head back to school, Boys & Girls Clubs are focused on back to 'after' school – making sure we offer opportunities to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. As the nation's leading advocate for youth development, our goal is to ensure that every kid and teen in America has an open door to a great future."
Throughout the Back2School promotion, these additional partners are supporting Club kids and teens by donating school supplies, galvanizing their employees to volunteer with local Clubs and engaging the public to participate in the cause campaign.
Customers can get involved by participating in the following retail programs:
Family Dollar Stores: July 18 - Aug. 27
Customers can purchase an exclusive pair of Great Futures socks for $2, where net proceeds from each pair sold will benefit BGCA, while supplies last.
Firestone Complete Auto Care/Tires Plus/Hibdon Tires Plus/Wheel Works: Aug. 1 - Dec. 31
Customers at Bridgestone Retail Operations' tire and automotive service centers nationwide are invited to participate in three ways: Purchase a Value Book with more than $150 in savings and rebates Aug. 22 - Sep. 30; or, at the register, round up transactions to the nearest dollar or donate any amount to BGCA Aug. 1 - Dec. 31.
Aaron's: Aug. 1 - Aug. 31
Customers at nearly 2,000 Aaron's locations can donate $1 at the register to BGCA to support Great Futures.
Burlington Stores: Aug. 1 - Sept. 5
Customers are invited to donate a new or gently-used backpack at any Burlington location. Click here to find a store near you. All donated backpacks will be donated to the local Boys & Girls Club in their community.
Kids Foot Locker Stores: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30
Kids Foot Locker is hosting its third-annual "Add-A-Buck" campaign in Kids Foot Locker stores around the country and on kidsfootlocker.com. Throughout September, customers will be encouraged to GO BIG and donate $1/$3/$5 for Great Futures at check-out to benefit BGCA.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Buffalo Wild Wings, through its Team Up for Kids mission, will donate 100% of every pinup purchase as well as proceeds from every limited-edition wristband Guests purchase in-restaurant from Oct. 1-31 to BGCA. All year long, $1 from each wing sauce or seasoning bottle sale goes to support ALL STARS team sports programs. Guests can also donate at buffalowildwings.com/giving.
Comcast NBCUniversal, Gap/Gap Factory, Old Navy, Microsoft, Power Crunch, Lip Smacker, Lenovo and Fiskars are also proud supporters of BGCA by raising awareness of the needs facing kids and helping ensure that they have all the right school tools for a successful educational experience.
The Back2School campaign aligns with BGCA's Great Futures Campaign, which calls attention to the crisis facing kids and teens and elevates the role after-school time plays in creating opportunities for youth explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions. For more information about ways to support BGCA and the Back2School campaign, visit www.GreatFutures.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.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 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 and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote 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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