Jo-Ann to Celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week This March

Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:02 pm EST

Dateline:

HUDSON, Ohio
"We hope our customers purchase a ‘pin-up’ upon checkout to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and help us in supporting the Clubs as they create amazing opportunities for youth across the nation."

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating Boys & Girls Clubs of America during the month of March.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2015,” said Beth Shivak, manager of special events for Jo-Ann. “We hope our customers purchase a ‘pin-up’ upon checkout to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and help us in supporting the Clubs as they create amazing opportunities for youth across the nation.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be a major recipient of Jo-Ann corporate giving in 2015. To help inspire young minds, customers will be able to purchase a “pin-up” upon checkout to benefit the organization from March 1 through April 4 at all Jo-Ann stores nationwide.

All proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in support of its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

For America’s children, great futures begin in Boys & Girls Clubs. During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 23 – 29, you have the opportunity to see where it happens by taking a virtual Club tour at GreatFutures.org/clubtour. Visitors who take the virtual tour will have a chance to enter to win a $250 Jo-Ann gift card for themselves and for a local Boys & Girls Club of their choice.

Jo-Ann stores will also be sponsoring 100 Ways to Celebrate Boys & Girls Club Week, an interactive landing page that provides fun tips and activities for kids to participate in during the week.

To find the nearest Jo-Ann store to you, use the store locator on Joann.com. For more information on Boys & Girls Club of America, please go to greatfutures.org.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

Contact:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Margaret Skinner, 330-463-6705
Director, Corporate Communications
margaret.skinner@joann.com