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In-store giving campaign to provide funds for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

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Joplin, MO (November 6th) – Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) with a four-week program called, “Open the Door for America's Kids.” Beginning Nov. 1, Family Dollar customers Joplin, Lamar, Jasper and Fort Scott can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri this holiday season.

“After learning how many children are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country each year, we knew we wanted to lend a hand,” said Howard Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with such an incredible organization, and I know that together, we can help provide a happier holiday season to many children and families across the country.”

“This collaboration with Family Dollar is so important to us because we continue to see a growing need for our services. Community partners like Family Dollar help assist us in providing kids the opportunity to become successful adults and we are so humbled they chose to partner with us,” says Mackenzie Garst, Development Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

Campaign facts:

  • Family Dollar stores invite customers to give $1 at the register during the month of November to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Every $1 donation helps provide 20 minutes of after-school programming for a Club youth
  • $15 helps keep a kid safe after school today

About Family Dollar

For more than 54 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar's mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in more than 8,200 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.

About Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

Founded in 1957, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri has been serving the Joplin community for over 52 years. They provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment for youth ages 6-18 through after school and summer programs. For more than 57 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Missouri has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 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. Learn more by visiting www.bgcswmo.org.

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