Over the lifetime of our partnership, Ross Stores and the Ross Stores Foundation – together with their generous customers and associates – have contributed more than $45 million in support of Boys & Girls Clubs.
Ross Stores and the Ross Stores Foundation are longtime partners of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and national sponsors of Power Hour, our after-school homework help and learning program. This tutoring program targets members ages 6-18 with a goal to increase academic success to better prepare Club youth to enter the workforce and higher education institutions with the skills needed to compete globally.
Every year, Ross holds a fundraiser and invites customers to donate at checkout to support their local Club’s Power Hour program. Ross matches these donations, up to a total of $400,000. Over the past eight years, thanks to the generosity of Ross customers and associates, the annual fundraiser alone has raised more than $30.9 million dollars.
Ross has also worked tirelessly to establish strong connections between its stores and local Clubs to support kids in the community throughout the year. Ross has “adopted” more than 39 local BGCA regional or citywide organizations, which include more than 100 local Clubhouses nationwide. In the adopted Clubs, the Ross Stores Foundation offers an annual grant and scholarship program for high-achieving college-bound high school seniors. Additionally, the Ross Stores Foundation has a tradition of inviting local Clubs to be a part of Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS grand opening events.
Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go.