In the spirit of back-to-school season, Old Navy is raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of America through a national donation drive. The drive, supporting young people in communities across the US, will take place during the brand’s uniform sale from July 17th through July 30th. Old Navy will match customer donations made in stores, up to $500k, bringing the potential total donation to $1 million
Donations will support Camp Old Navy, an initiative that invests in summer programs for underserved kids, helping them get ready for the next school year and giving them their first job experience in Old Navy stores. Old Navy has supported BGCA and local Clubs through Camp Old Navy for 15 years, and over 80,000 young people have participated in the program. Camp Old Navy’s 2014 program incorporates ‘Play’ – an opportunity to change lives through community involvement by providing kids with access to organized, experiential learning and play, helping drive them towards great futures.
“We are grateful for Old Navy’s partnership on Camp Old Navy and their continued commitment to supporting great futures for kids,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of BGCA. “The donation drive will help us ensure our members reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Old Navy stores across North America will amplify the impact of the donation drive through volunteering with local Boys & Girls Club locations. Employees volunteer to give kids in their community experiential learning opportunities that make summer education fun and valuable.
Old Navy also invites teens and young adults to participate in “job shadow” days, offering them a behind-the-scenes look at the retail operation and the chance to build skills that help them prepare for their first jobs. These programs open the door to new experiences for Boys & Girls Clubs’ young people and build connections with adult mentors that make lasting impressions.
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