Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
I know you (and your kids) probably don't want to hear those dreaded words: back-to-school. But the countdown is on and it's time to start thinking about getting our kids prepared to return to school.
I'm proud to announce that I am a Boys and Girls Club (BGCA) Back-to-School Ambassador! I'm a huge supporter of organizations like BGCA that support children's education and teach kids to give back to their communities. I'll be sharing some great info. for you about BGCA's programs and some tips and resources to help prepare your children for success as they return to school.
For over 100 years, BGCA has provided a safe environment for children to go after school. Not only that, but they provide tutoring programs, much needed school supplies, health and life skills programs, and mentors that help kids achieve great futures. Today, there are over 4000 clubs that impact the lives of over 4 million boys and girls.
JCPenney Cares: Round Up Campaign
During the month of July, when you checkout at JCPenney, you will be asked to round-up your purchase to the nearest whole dollar to donate to BGCA. BGCA receives 100% of the donations raised. So far this month, JCPenney has raised $682,847!
In 2012, JCPenney was able to raise over one million dollars to BGCA, funding Club access grants and helping promote programs like Tools for Back to School. Isn't that amazing? Imagine what will happen this year!
Programs like this are vitally important for children to have the tools they need for academic success.
While you are doing your back to school shopping this month, consider rounding up your purchase at JCPenney and donate to a great cause. It may be just a few cents, but it can make a huge difference in the life of a child.
For more information about the JCPenney Round Up Campaign and BGCA, go to www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool.