Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) Bethalto, Illinois Club received a generous monetary boost from Ross Dress For Less in Shiloh this past weekend. Ross Dress For Less Shiloh Regional Manager Seth Pike presented BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler with a $2500 check at the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the store.  

BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler said, “We are extremely excited to have the support of our local Ross Dress For Less. Thank you to former Club kid and Ross Regional Manager Seth for the generous donation and for allowing our kids to participate in the grand opening.”  

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS Check Presentation outside of new store in Shiloh, IL

Boys & Girls Clubs serve over three million young people nationwide every year. As a strong partner, Ross Stores, Inc. continuously supports the preparation of helping today’s youth have a brighter future with a campaign called Help Local Kids Thrive. “We are proud of our strong, long-standing partnership with Ross Stores, added Dr. Fowler.”


Campaign Facts:  

  • This February, Ross Stores invited customers to give at the register to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America from February 10 – March 3. Ross matched the first $400,000 raised!  
  • 100% of the funds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs, with 80% directed to a Club in the community.  
  • Ross is the national sponsor of BGCA’s Power Hour, a program that allows kids and teens to do their homework in a safe place, in-person or virtually, with support from Boys & Girls Club staff.  
  • Every $5 donation helps provide one-half hour of homework help for a Club youth. $15 helps keep a kid safe after school.  
  • This is the 10th annual Ross Stores, Inc. fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs. Together with its customers, Ross has raised and donated more than $46 million to support BGCA and Power Hour.  

Rooted in a shared commitment to help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens, this annual fundraiser helps to actualize the dreams of many local kids and teens.