Family Dollar to Make the Holidays a Little Brighter for Millions of Children Served by Boys & Girls Clubs
In-store giving campaign to provide funds and toys to Club youth
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) today announced it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for a four-week program called, “Open the Door for America’s Kids.” Beginning November 1, Family Dollar customers can make a monetary contribution to the organization to be donated to their local Boys & Girls Club this holiday season.
“After learning how many children are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country each year, we knew we wanted to lend a hand,” said Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with such an incredible organization, and I know that together, we can help provide a happier holiday season to many children and families across the country.”
As part of the “Open the Door for America’s Kids” program, Family Dollar will distribute toys, gifts and treats at several Boys & Girls Clubs this holiday season.
“With four million children depending on their local Boys & Girls Club each year, we are thrilled to have the support of Family Dollar for this very special program. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America along with Family Dollar will ensure that the thousands of children who may not have a gift to open this year have a much brighter holiday season,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
- Family Dollar stores invite customers to give $1 at the register during the month of November to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs
- Every $1 donation helps provide 20 minutes of after-school programming for a Club youth
- $15 helps keep a Club youth safe after school today
About Family Dollar
For more than 54 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,200 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 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 4,100 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, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
Source: Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
Bryn Winburn, Public & Media Relations Manager, 704-708-1653
Cliff Cermak, Community Affairs Specialist, 704-814-5085
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Lauren Price, Assistant Director, Public Relations, 404-487–5734