Ross to open the door to great futures in South San Francisco

South San Francisco, CA   February 19, 2015      Submitted by Boys & Girls Club

In-store giving campaign to provide funds Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross 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 to Great Futures.” Through Feb. 28, Ross customers in Pacifica and South San Francisco can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County this February. Participating locations are Pacifica (Linda Mar Shopping Center), Daly City (Westlake Shopping Center), and Daly City (Gellert Blvd.).

 

“Ross is committed to supporting the youth in the communities we serve,” said Gary Cribb, executive vice president, Stores and Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. “In the month of February, we invite our customers to join us in donating to the Power Hour program to help youth develop the study skills they need to excel in their studies and beyond.”

 

Interim Executive Director David Hartman noted: “This effort by Ross demonstrates their deep commitment to give back to our community. Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County is fortunate to partner with Ross stores in Linda Mar, Westlake and Gellert Blvd. Together, we’ll demonstrate to young people (and elders) the impact of contributing to our own community.”

Campaign facts:

  • Ross stores invite customers to give at the register during the month of February to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Every $3 donation helps provide one hour of homework help for a Club youth
  • $15 helps keep a kid safe after school today

 

About Ross

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2013 revenues of $10.2 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,200 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. The Company also operates approximately 150 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.

 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County serves over 2,500 children and youth each year at 6 sites in Pacifica and South San Francisco. The Club’s vision is that every child achieves academic success and has developed a plan for the future, every child is physically active every day, and every child as a positive sense of self.

 

In South San Francisco, over 300 members each day attend afterschool programs at the Orange Park, Paradise Valley, Sunshine Gardens Elementary School and Alta Loma Middle School Clubhouses. Club staff provide homework help, healthy snacks, sports and arts programs, seasonal day camps, and digital media classes. An additional 600 children and youth also participate in yearly athletic leagues offered through the Orange Park Clubhouse.

 

For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County, please visit http://www.theclubs.org.

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