NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UGG® partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the fifth consecutive year, raising $125,000 for the organization through a holiday register drive that took place from November 27th through December 31st, 2014. To date, the brand has raised $573,000 for the organization through the annual initiative implemented in all 46 North American UGG Australia stores including 27 concept stores and 19 outlets.
"Watching this initiative grow and gain momentum over the past five years has been incredibly rewarding, not just for our employees but for all of our UGG consumers who continually support this charity from around the country," says UGG President, Connie Rishwain. "It's an opportunity that allows our customers and retail teams to give back to children who are most in need and so to see that we have now raised over half a million dollars for such a worthy cause is extremely overwhelming".
Boys & Girls Club of America provides children with access to a brighter future by helping them achieve academic success, good character and citizenship, as well as the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle. Each donation contributes to the four million young people who use the 4,000+ clubs that make up the BGCA.
UGG Australia concept and outlet store locations can be found here: http://www.uggaustralia.com/storelocator
About the UGG® Brand
Founded in 1978, UGG has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles well beyond the original sheepskin Classic boots. The UGG® brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand with more than $1 billion in annual sales, offering footwear, loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags under the UGG Women, UGG for Men, UGG Kids, UGG Handbags, UGG Loungewear, UGG Home and I HEART UGG® product lines. The brand's concept and outlet stores offer the ultimate brand experience with 130-plus locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. For more information, visit our website, www.uggaustralia.com, and our blog, blog.uggaustralia.com. @UGGAustralia #THISISUGG
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 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million children and teens 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. Clubs 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. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at bgca.org/facebook and bgca.org/twitter.
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, I HEART UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 136 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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