Ross Stores Foundation to Power Boys & Girls Clubs' Power Hour!
We are excited to annouce that Ross Dress for Less is supporting the "Power Hour" program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana for the second year in a row! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana will receive a $20,000 grant to enhance the Power Hour program at our four Clubs in New Orleans (NFL-YET), Covington, Gretna (Westbank) and Slidell.
Ross has been a great supporter for Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, raising approximately $2.4 million in February 2015 through their cause marketing campaign. More than 1,200 Ross stores invited customers to donate to support the afterschool homework help program "Power Hour" for local youth.
Committed to helping youth excel academically and graduate from high school, Ross is a national sponsor of BGCA's Power Hour, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages 6 to 18. The funds raised during the campaign will support the Power Hour program in the communities where Ross operates.
"We would like to express our gratitude to the thousands of customers who joined us in giving to Boys & Girls Clubs last month," saidLeslie Oestreicher, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Ross Stores, Inc. "Thanks to our customers' generosity and support, thousands of students will be better prepared with the skills they need to succeed now and in the future."
Ross raised over $2 million during the three-week fundraiser and the Ross Stores Foundation donated an additional $350,000 matching grant. For more than 10 years, Ross and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have partnered to support academic enrichment and achievement while creating self-directed learners through the Power Hour program.
The grant received by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana will not only support the Power Hour program, but it will also provide training for Club staff. The Clubs are also looking forward to engaging employees from local Ross stores in the near future! Thank you Ross for helping our Club members succeed academically!