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Penney's to help Boys and Girls Club

July 08, 2013

To support after-school programs across the country, JCPenney has launched a nationwide philanthropic campaign that invites customers to round up their purchases and donate the difference to Boys and Girls Clubs.

The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County is one of the beneficiaries of the campaign during the month of July. The event will run through July 31.

“There’s never been a more important time to support after-school programs as a valuable community resource that helps to bridge the education gap,” said Jim Deaner, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. “As customers shop for the back-to-school season, we hope they will keep our mission in mind so that the social and academic learning opportunities we provide after school will continue to be available to Washington County students.”

The after-school program offered at the Boys and Girls Club serves more than 300 local students each school day by involving them in programs that help them develop social skills, provide opportunities to be physically active and achieve academic success in school. The local club operates seven after-school programs and five summer camps.

For more information, go to www.jcp.com/jcpcares.

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