Recognizing the significant challenges confronting today’s youth, BGCA and Bridgestone Retail Operations partnered in 2015 to help drive Great Futures.
Since 2015, Bridgestone has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the Driving Great Futures partnership. Thanks to donations from Bridgestone Retail Operations’ customers and teammates, funding is provided to help Club kids and families access high-impact, out-of-school programming offered by Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. In 2022, Bridgestone’s donations reached nearly $3.6 Million and were used to:
In early 2022, Bridgestone reached an exciting milestone: $20 Million donated since the beginning of the program. In celebration Bridgestone provided 20 clubs with Car Care Clinics facilitated by local Bridgestone Teammates and grant funding to address pressing technology and transportation needs.
In addition, Bridgestone partnered with Tight End University, including star NFL players George Kittle, Travis Kelce, and Greg Olsen, to help raise even more funds for deserving Clubs and the communities they serve. In total, NFL fans donated $131,000 additional dollars to Clubs nationwide in celebration of the Driving Great Futures milestone. Bridgestone extended its support of Driving Great Futures through 2024, continuing the program’s legacy of bridging critical divides for Club kids and families nationwide.
Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go.