In-store giving campaign to provide funds to Boys & Girls Clubs
Raleigh (February 3, 2015) – Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a four-week program called, “Open the Door to Great Futures.” Beginning Feb. 8, Ross customers in Raleigh can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County this February.
“Ross is committed to supporting the youth in the communities we serve,” said Gary Cribb, executive vice president, Stores and Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. “In the month of February, we invite our customers to join us in donating to the Power Hour program to help youth develop the study skills they need to excel in their studies and beyond.”
“Having the support of a corporation like Ross means a great deal to our Clubs and the youth we serve,” said Tadd Hall, Director of the Annual Campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County. “The funds raised will support our Power Hour after school homework assistance programs at our seven Clubs here in Wake County.”
* Ross stores invite customers to give at the register during the month of February to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
* 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs
* Every $3 donation helps provide one hour of homework help for a Club youth
* $15 helps keep a kid safe after school today
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2013 revenues of $10.2 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,200 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. The Company also operates approximately 150 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs
For more than 47 years, Boys & Girls Clubs has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, the organization serves nearly 4,800 children and teens through seven Club locations in some of Wake County’s most deserving neighborhoods. 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. Learn more about the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs are having in our community by visiting www.wakebgc.org.
C. Tadd Hall, MA Ed.
Director, Annual Campaign