Shoe Carnival Customers Raise over $670,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Shoe Carnival recently sat down with Jen Stelse, Director of Corporate & Cause Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America – Midwest, to talk about our recent round-up initiative.

From April 1st to July 31st, Shoe Carnival proudly partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in a round-up at the register campaign. Shoe Carnival customers donated up to the next dollar amount of their purchase total at the register. In the end, customers like you have helped us collect $672,390.62 for this impactful organization. 

Great Futures Start Here. Boys & Girls Clubs of America logo shows two interlocking hands.

Who are the Boys & Girls Clubs of America?

“Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe places after school where young people can learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs daily during critical non-school hours. BGCA programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. BGCA’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Why Did Shoe Carnival and BGCA Partner on This Campaign?

“After a year like no other, kids and parents have never been more ready to go back to school. After the school bell rings, Boys & Girls Clubs are open and available to help with homework, providing positive mentorship and exposing them to new opportunities. BGCA enables kids and teens to reach their full potential outside the school day. Shoe Carnival has been an integral partner this year, and BGCA is grateful for their continued commitment.”

What Was the Impact for BGCA from This Campaign?

“Boys & Girls Clubs of America thanks Shoe Carnival and their customers for supporting our Clubs and the children, families, and communities they serve. Shoe Carnival customers raised $672,390.62 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America during the back-to-school season to help make afterschool better than ever for youth across the country. Support from partners like Shoe Carnival and their customers allows BGCA to continue growing this important work with more than 4,700 Club sites.”

For Our Customers Who Didn’t Get to Take Part in the Round-Up or Would Like to Do More, How Can They Help Now? 

“Your support, big or small, helps BGCA ensure all young people have equitable access to opportunities to learn and grow in a safe environment. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter. You can also directly donate to Boys & Girls Clubs, and find a Club near you at”

Thanks to the support of Shoe Carnival customers, BGCA is ready to provide these essential services to youth who enter their doors for a new school year ahead.

Original publication 9/30/2021.

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