Sara Leutzinger
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
404-487-5624
sleutzinger@bgca.org
Retailers Team Up to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America During Holiday Season
Sixteen partners give back to nation’s leading advocate for youth

Atlanta, GA – This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the organization who helps serve nearly 4 million kids and teens during the after-school and summer time. Sixteen partners will donate and encourage their customers to give back to the non-profit now through December 31, 2016. More than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs serve all kids and teens, especially the ones that need it most. With the organization’s vast reach to impact and enable youth to achieve a great future, there is an estimated 16 million Club alumni living today. In a recent study of alum, more than half (54 percent) said their Boys & Girls Club saved their life.

Companies supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season include:

Gap/Gap Factory
Nov 8 – 17, 2016
Customers who donate a new or gently used coat will receive 10 percent off their purchase at Gap or Gap Factory. Both stores will also be collecting monetary donations.

Family Dollar
Nov 1 – Dec 26, 2016
Celebrate the holiday season at Family Dollar, where you can donate at the register to support Great Futures.

Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores
Nov 1 – Dec 24, 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bon-Ton Stores are partnering this holiday season with a cause marketing campaign at all Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores. Now through Dec. 24, 2016, Bon-Ton invites its customers to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America by (1) purchasing Peppermint the Teddy Bear online or in-store and choose from a selection of jumbo size coloring books 5 titles available, 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to support local Clubs (2) making an online round-up donation, or (3) between Nov. 14 – Dec. 24 donating $3 and getting a coupon for $15 off their next purchase. Visit any store location or shop online at bonton.com.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2016
Join the Merry Mission and give the gift of a great future. Build-A-Bear Stores invites you to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 3 easy and fun ways this holiday season: add a donation to your purchase at checkout, sign your name to a paper chain by Nov 23, or you can visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop from Nov 11-13 and stuff a bear that will be donated to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Party City
Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2016
Make the season bright and help support America’s Kids by heading to Party City, where you can donate at the register to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Paypal
Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be a featured nonprofit partner in PayPal’s “Give Cheer” charitable giving campaign. From Giving Tuesday (November 29) through the end of the year, PayPal will encourage customers to donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, and will match 1 percent of all donations made.

AT&T
Nov 29 – Dec 6
During the Giving Tuesday timeframe (11/29 – 12/6), AT&T is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs through AT&T Aspire, its signature philanthropic initiative, and AT&T THANKS, its customer appreciation program. When customers in the AT&T THANKS program redeem their Ticket Twosdays offer, AT&T will donate two movie tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs.

UGG®
Nov 11 – Dec 31, 2016
Join UGG® this holiday season in its seventh consecutive year in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Visit any of their North American Stores and donate directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the register.

Bridgestone Retail Operations
Aug 1 - Dec 31, 2016
At all 2,200+ Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works tire and automotive service centers nationwide, customers can round up their purchase at the register to the nearest dollar, or contribute $1/$3/or more, to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
Give the gift of Buffalo Wild Wings’ signature sauce or dry seasonings this holiday season. Choose from 21 mouth-watering options with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®, and $1 from every bottle sold is donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide more kids and teens the chance to play team sports.

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses invites you to make a difference this holiday season. When you purchase a select eye care accessory kit, $2 from your purchase will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Additionally, America’s Best will donate $5 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for each SHAQ frame sold through the end of the year.

POWERADE
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
We’re all just a kid from somewhere. Through December 31, POWERADE invites you to represent your somewhere by designing and purchasing customized “Just A Kid From” apparel touting the name of your hometown. All net proceeds (minimum $50K) from apparel sales benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Fans can browse the apparel options by visiting http://www.justakidfrom.com/

My Coke Rewards
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
Your points can make a difference this holiday season. Donate your My Coke Rewards points to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and make this holiday bright for America’s kids.

GoDaddy
Jan 1, 2016 – Jan 31, 2017
This holiday season you can help by visiting GoDaddy.com. Every round-up to Boys & Girls Clubs will help us ensure greater futures for youth in 2017! Additionally GoDaddy offices are collecting toys for Club kids and their families.

SurveyMonkey
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016
Help Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season by taking surveys. Earn a chance to win great prizes, and a $0.50 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs via SurveyMonkey Contribute. Be sure to select Boys & Girls Clubs of America as your charity of choice! Click here to participate!

For more details on the incredible partners that support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s holiday programs and how to participate, visit greatfutures.org.

"The holidays can be a joyous time of year but for many, especially those in need, this season can be difficult. We’re grateful to our corporate partners who give generously throughout the year and during the holidays to enable more youth in this country and on military installations worldwide to achieve a great future," said Julie Teer, chief development and public affairs officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We also thank the thousands of customers including many Boys & Girls Club alumni, who will donate this holiday season to support a brighter and better future for millions of kids and teens."

No matter the season, Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages everyone to engage in community service and giving. Visit GreatFutures.org to learn more about how to give back throughout the holidays and the rest of the year.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 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 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of America-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, 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, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

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