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Ross Stores fundraising campaign to help Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend’s Power Hour homework tutoring program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Every year, over three million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow, Ross Stores, Inc. is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Thrive.”

Beginning February 10, customers in Bend can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less store during checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, through March 3.

“This year is special. It marks our 10th annual in-store fundraiser to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs. The funds raised will directly help kids at Clubs nationwide by supporting Power Hour, a homework tutoring program, nationally sponsored by Ross. We are proud of our strong, long-standing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs and look forward to coming together with our customers and associates to ‘Help Local Kids Thrive,’” said Matt Young, Group Senior Vice President, Ross Stores.  

Rooted in a shared commitment to help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens, this annual fundraiser helps to actualize the dreams of many local kids and teens.

"Ross Stores has been a wonderful, consistent champion of our mission to serve youth," said Bess Goggins, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend. "We're incredibly lucky to have Ross Stores as a community partner, and we're so appreciative of our community members who are shopping there while giving back to our work with youth. Talk about shopping for a cause! Here's to many more years of collaboration and partnership."

Campaign Facts: 

  • This February, Ross Stores is inviting customers to give at the register to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America from February 10th – March 3rd. Ross will match the first $400,000 raised! 
  • 100% of the funds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs, with 80% being directed to a Club in the community. 
  • Ross is the national sponsor of BGCA’s Power Hour, a program that provides kids and teens the opportunity to do their homework in a safe place, in-person or virtually, with support from Boys & Girls Club staff. 
  • Every $5 donation helps provide one half hour of homework help for a Club youth. $15 helps keep a kid safe after school. 
  • This is the 10th annual Ross Stores, Inc. fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs. Together with its customers, Ross has raised and donated more than $46 million to support BGCA and Power Hour. 

About Ross Stores 

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500, and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2022 revenues of $18.7 billion. Currently, the Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,765 locations in 43 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 savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also operates 347 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 22 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 savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) is a non-profit organization that provides a safe and positive environment for youth in Central Oregon (ages 5-18). BGCB was founded in the early 1990s to engage school-aged youth during out-of-school time. For 30 years BGCB has offered programs focused on academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles. These programs encourage youth to reach their full potential in the classroom, community, and the world beyond as tomorrow’s leaders, while simultaneously allowing adults to consistently participate in our local workforce.  

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