Boys & Girls Clubs kids benefit from JCPenney shopping event
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Boys & Girls Club benefit
PARTICIPATING IN THE JCPENNEY’S shopping event for Boys & Girls Clubs were Gracilyn Walkup, Gail Parris, Casey Lawson, Laura Woodcock, store manager David Woods, Austin Hughes, Kevin Bowens, Michael Murphy, Jade Hathaway, Aileen Jordan, Destiny Brace, Erica Hughes,  Kayle Hughes, Tyler Hughes, Deandre Rodriguez and Taylor Cartwright.
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JCPenney at Bradley Square Mall recently held a benefit fundraiser to help youngsters from the local Boys & Girls Clubs buy school clothes for the new year.

Nine Boys & Girls Clubs members were given a $100 gift card to purchase needed clothing or shoes.

As a company founded on the Golden Rule, JCPenney has a strong legacy of giving back.

“We do this through the support of our communities with our time as volunteers and gifts”, David Woods, JCPenney store manager said. “We had a lot of support from area businesses with monetary donations and food.”

The following supported this project Great American Cookie Company, Garden Plaza, Coca Cola, O’Charley’s, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Back in Motion, Epperson’s Jewelers, River Bank Yachts, American Legion Women’s Auxilary Post 81, Bi-Lo,Village Bakery, JCPenney associates and Bradley Square Mall.

JCPenney associates Taylor Cartwright and Laura Woodcock recognized a need in the community and had learned about the Boys & Girls Clubs by volunteering.

The two urged Woods to do something to help kids in the community.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland are located in seven different facilities throughout Cleveland.

“The mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are open to all school-aged youth, ages 6 through 17, in order to provide them with a safe place to learn and grow. By creating an ongoing relationship with caring, adult professionals, our life-enhancing programs and character development experiences give young people hope and opportunity to achieve the unachievable,” a representative explained.

If you are interested in the clubs summer or after-school program, call to set up an appointment to Take the Tour or stop in to visit the club at 385 3rd St., S.W. to register your child.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland is a United Way agency.