Ross Stores, Inc. partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support students as they return to school.
From this weekend in Vacaville, and until August 21, customers can take part in the “Help local children learn” campaign. Monetary contributions to Ross Dress for Less upon payment will benefit the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.
“For the eighth consecutive year, Ross Stores is delighted with the annual Help Local Kids Learn in-store campaign for Boys & Girls Clubs. This back-to-school campaign will directly help children in local clubs across the country. BGCA and Ross’ strong partnership for many years is rooted in our shared commitment to helping young people reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens,” said Fred Shuey, Senior Vice President of Ross Stores, in a press release.
Anna Eaton, CEO of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, said in the statement that the facility has, over the past 19 years, made a positive difference in the lives of more than 4,000 young people.
“We are very grateful to the team at our local Ross store for supporting our club,” she said. “Every year they set a lofty goal, to help more children, and every year they meet or exceed it.”
- Ross will match the first $400,000 raised.
- All funds raised at each store will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs, with 80% directed to a club in the community.
- Ross is the national sponsor of BGCA’s Power Hour, a program that provides kids and teens the opportunity to do homework in a safe place, in person or virtually, with support from Boys and Girls Club staff.
- Each donation of $5 makes it possible to provide half an hour of homework help to a young member of the Club.
- $15 helps keep a child safe after school.