Ross Dress for Less® to help local kids thrive in Laguna Beach and Saddleback Valley

Every year, more than three million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow, Ross Stores, Inc. is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Thrive.”

Beginning February 10, customers in Laguna Beach and Saddleback Valley can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less (“Ross”) store during checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach (also serving Saddleback Valley), as well as other clubs throughout Orange County, through March 3.

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Youngsters at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

“This year is special. It marks our 10th annual in-store fundraiser to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs. The funds raised will directly help kids at clubs nationwide by supporting Power Hour, a homework tutoring program, nationally sponsored by Ross,” said Matt Young, group senior vice president, Ross Stores. “We are proud of our strong, long-standing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs and look forward to coming together with our customers and associates to ‘Help Local Kids Thrive.’”

Rooted in a shared commitment to help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens, this annual fundraiser helps to actualize the dreams of many local kids and teens.

Campaign Facts:

–This February, Ross Stores is inviting customers to give at the register to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America from February 10 through March 3. Ross will match the first $400,000 raised.

–One hundred percent of the funds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs, with 80% being directed to a club in the community.

–Ross is the national sponsor of BGCA’s Power Hour, a program that provides kids and teens the opportunity to do their homework in a safe place, in-person or virtually, with support from Boys & Girls Club staff.

–Every $5 donation helps provide one-half hour of homework help for a club youth, and $15 helps keep a kid safe after school.

–This is the 10th annual Ross Stores, Inc. fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs. Together with its customers, Ross has raised and donated more than $46 million to support BGCA and Power Hour.

Additional information on Ross Stores is available at www.rossstores.com.


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