Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Round Up This Month at JCPenney In Support of BGCA

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.

Dearest readers, I'm excited to share with you all that I'm a Boys & Girls Club Back-to-School Ambassador! Boys & Girls Club of America and their after-school programs have been helping kids around the country for over 100 years through programs and activities related to education, leadership, arts, fitness and other specialized programs. They are literally changing the future for many youth today, so please continue reading so you can find out how to help!

BGCA's mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

A Boys & Girls Club Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow...

Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...

Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...

Hope and opportunity.

As families get ready to send their kids back to school in the coming weeks, many are also making preparations for after-school care. I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with Buddy, but I know most families have working parents that need a safe environment for their kids after school. Of course any parent would want that for their kids! The programs at BGCA not only give kids a safe option for after-school care, but also a multitude of educational opportunities that keep kids learning and off the streets. To continue to offer these programs, BGCA rely on your generosity.

BGCA has partnered with JCPenney for the JCPenney Cares Round Up Campaign. During the month of July, if you round-up your purchase to the nearest whole dollar at JCPenney registers, you can help make a difference in supporting afterschool programs at Boys & Girls Clubs across the US. 100% of donations raised will go towards BGCA which we all know is a wonderful way to help kids. Over the last five years, JCPenney’s consumer campaign has raised millions for more than 500 Clubs around the country.
Perhaps you have some back to school shopping still to do? Despite being a homeschooling family, Buddy will still need some warmer fall clothing so I'm sure we'll end up at JCPenney for a few things. They're deals are great, especially at back-to-school season.

We can help America's young people reach their full potential through programs like BGCA. Would you consider shopping at JCPenney today and 'rounding up' your purchase? Let me know if you do -- you'll get a virtual hug from me! 

 For more information on the BGCA and JCPenney Cares Round Up Campaign, please check out www.greatfutures.org/backtoschool