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
Nineteen partners give back to nation’s leading advocate for youth

ATLANTA, December 6, 2016 – This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s leading youth development non-profit that helps serve nearly 4 million kids and teens during the after-school and summer time. Nineteen partners are donating and encouraging their customers to give back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America now through December 31, 2016. More than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs serve millions of kids and teens, enabling more youth to achieve a great future. There is an estimated 16 million Club alumni living today and in a recent study, 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, T-Mobile, Party City, Planet Fitness and Toyota. In addition, the following partners have active promotions:

Family Dollar
Nov. 1 – Dec. 26, 2016
Celebrate the season at Family Dollar – The Smart Way to Holiday. Visit any Family Dollar location though Dec. 26 to donate $1/$3/$5 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 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 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 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites you to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season by adding a donation to your purchase at checkout. For more information, visit www.buildabear.com/merrymission/purpose

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 now 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, 2016
During the Giving Tuesday timeframe (11/29 – 12/6), AT&T is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America 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 of support to 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.

California’s Great America
Nov. 25 – Dec. 30, 2016
California’s Great America, a Cedar Fair property, has named Boys & Girls Clubs as the philanthropic partner for Winterfest. Select dates through December 30, guests can support local Boys & Girls Clubs and Boys & Girls Clubs of America by opting to contribute $5 at checkout when purchasing event tickets online at www.cagreatamerica.com/winterfest or by donating to coin boxes located throughout the park during the event.

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 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 of America 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 of America via SurveyMonkey Contribute. Be sure to select Boys & Girls Clubs of America as your charity of choice! Click here to participate!

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 BGCA-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 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

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