FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2014
Media Contact: Corrie Edwards
561-683-3287 / Cedwards@bgcpbc.org
Family Dollar to Make the Holidays a Little Brighter in the Palm Beach County Community
In-store giving campaign to provide funds to Boys & Girls Clubs of PBC
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (November 1, 2014) — Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a four-week program called, “Open the Door for America’s Kids.” Beginning Nov. 1, Family Dollar customers in Palm Beach County can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County 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.”
- 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
- Every $1 donation helps provide 20 minutes of after-school programming for a Club youth
- $15 helps keep a kid 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 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.