Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched its 2018 Back2School cause campaign this week in partnership with more than a dozen retailers around the US. As millions of kids and teens return to school later this month and in August, the youth advocacy organization is working to ensure that all kids have the same opportunities to succeed in life. After-school programs at Boys & Girls Clubs support the learning kids do during the school day. They ensure kids and teens have the resources they need to achieve a great future – including a safe, supportive environment and caring adult mentors.
“How kids spend their time after-school has a major impact on their future. Boys & Girls Clubs keep kids safe after-school, provide caring adult mentors, positive learning environments and support working parents,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “A huge thank you to this year’s Back2School retail partners whose support enables more youth to have opportunities and experiences at Boys & Girls Clubs, empowering them to meet their full potential as adults.”
Throughout the Back2School promotion, these partners are supporting Club kids and teens by donating school supplies, galvanizing their employees to volunteer with local Clubs and engaging the public to participate in the cause campaign.
Customers can get involved by participating in the following partner programs:
Lowe’s will invite customers to support building great futures by donating financially to Boys & Girls Clubs at checkout. Lowe’s will host an in-store fundraising campaign at each of its 1,700+ U.S. stores from Sept. 19 – Oct. 31.
This summer, three 2018 Toyota Sienna Minivans will travel the country collecting school supplies for local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Back2School’s Stuff the Bus Tour – Powered by Toyota. At the conclusion of the summer, the vans will be donated to three lucky and deserving Clubs.
Visit a Gap or Gap Factory Store to donate backpacks or school supplies, or make a monetary donation to Boys & Girls Clubs July 23 – Sept. 2, and receive a 10 percent savings on top of any offers. Activation dates vary per market, so check your local store for details.
From July 23 – Aug. 8, visit any Old Navy store to donate $1, $3 or $5 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at checkout to support big dreams and bigger opportunities for the next generation. Customers who donate $5 or more will receive $5 off their next $35 purchase.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Join the Finish Line Youth Foundation to support kids with the tools they need to succeed this Back2School season. From July 27 – Sept. 2, customers can visit their local Finish Line store to make a donation at checkout to help local Boys & Girls Club kids in their community prepare for the new school year.
Comcast NBCUniversal is a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America by helping ensure that kids start off on the right foot for Back2School.
Bridgestone Retail Operations
Customers are invited to donate with their purchase of tire and automotive services at Bridgestone Retail Operations store locations nationwide, including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works. Proceeds will help Boys & Girls Clubs with transportation needs, including grants that will help them purchase Toyota Sienna vans with Bridgestone DriveGuard tires and help maintain their existing fleet of vehicles.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings will contribute proceeds from every guest donation from Oct. 1 – 31. In addition, $1 from every in-restaurant signature sauce or seasoning bottle sold supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s ALL STARS sports program.
Guests of Build-A-Bear Workshop stores can support Clubs by adding a donation to their purchase at check-out both in stores and online until Sep. 5.
From July 30 – Aug. 28, join Family Dollar in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs this Back2School Season by donating $1, $2 or $3 at checkout.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Visit your local Chuck E. Cheese’s during August and September to celebrate good times while giving back! Customers can support Boys & Girls Clubs of America by purchasing a collectible cup, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Great Futures.
Fiskars is a proud supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, helping to ensure that kids have comfortable, reliable tools needed for a successful educational experience.
Kid’s Foot Locker
For the third year, Kids Foot Locker is empowering Great Futures as it hosts a nationwide donation program in-store and online where customers can donate $1, $3, $5 or $10 at check-out to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America from July 22 – Sept. 8.
This back-to-school season, Wayback Burgers invites you to join them in giving back to the local community. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Wayback Burgers will donate 10 percent of daily sales at participating restaurants across the U.S. to support Boys & Girls Clubs. Plus, any purchase of a burger year-round helps support Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Back2School campaign aligns with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Great Futures Campaign, which calls attention to the crisis facing kids and teens and elevates the role after-school time plays in creating opportunities for youth explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions. For more information about ways to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Back2School campaign, visit http://www.bgca.org/get-involved/b2s-partners.