Big Brothers Big Sisters, one of the the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring networks, is joining forces with JC Penney for the retailer’s charitable giving program, jcp cares. This month, customers can help by purchasing both in store and online at jcp.com.
Penney’s encourages customers to round up purchases to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, Penney’s will donate $1 for every $50 gift card sold in June, up to $50,000, giving Big Brothers Big Sisters an opportunity to receive additional funding.
Haggar is also supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters by running an in-store campaign in all JC Penney locaitons through June 30. For any pair of Haggar pants purchased, Haggar will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, with a contribution of up to $50,000. Customers will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in Canton, Ohio.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.