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Retailers Team Up to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America During Holiday Season

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ATLANTA, GA - Dec. 10, 2018 – This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the organization who serves 4 million kids and teens during the after-school and summer time.  Nine partners will donate and encourage their customers to give back to the non-profit now through December 31, 2018. Today, 4,300 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 study of Club alumni, more than half (54 percent) said their Boys & Girls Club saved their life.

Companies supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season include Old Navy as well as the following partners hosting active promotions:

Neiman Marcus
Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018
The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation is a proud partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Holiday Campaign with a contribution of $250,000 for each of the next three years supporting arts education and programming at local Clubs.

NBA & American Express
Nov. 19 – Dec. 25, 2018
The NBA and American Express are partnering this holiday season to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Use your American Express® Card at NBAStore.com from 11/19-12/25 and 10% of the total spend (up to $200K) will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

UPS
Nov. 14 – Dec 21, 2018
UPS invites you to share a wish this holiday season, and help a great cause. UPS's 5th annual "Wishes Delivered" campaign is a global initiative that spreads goodwill and inspiration by delivering special wishes to individuals in the communities UPS serves. For every video share and use of the hashtag #wishesdelivered, UPS will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to selected charities.

The Coca-Cola Company
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018
Family Dollar and Coca-Cola are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs to make a difference in your community.  When you buy participating Coca-Cola products at your local Family Dollar, Coca-Cola and Family Dollar will donate 15% of purchases, up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS, to Boys & Girls Clubs.  

Family Dollar
Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018
Give the gift of a great future with the purchase of a gift bag designed by Boys & Girls Club kids, with net proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Customers purchasing Family Dollar holiday-themed gift cards support the company's seasonal donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Forever 21
Nov. 2 – Dec. 24, 2018
For every Ugly Sweater Collection item sold from Nov. 2 – Dec. 24, $1 will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with a minimum donation of $25,000. Maximum donation of $100,000.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018
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 supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America's ALL STARS sports program.

Cedar Fair
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2018
Tickets sold during Winterfest events in select parks, beginning on Nov. 23, 2018 and ending on Dec. 31, 2018, will give guests an option to donate $5 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America during online checkout. Guests will also have the option to donate in person at participating Cedar Fair, L.P. Parks through coin collection boxes during Winterfest with 100% of the proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

For more details on the incredible partners that support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's holiday programs and how to participate, visit bgca.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 native lands and 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 bgca.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 (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people 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 and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote 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 
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Media Contacts

Ashley Keyes
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
404-487-5466
akeyes@BGCA.org

 




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