ROSS Dress for Less Gives $2,500 for PowerHour

March 10, 2018 (St. Peters, MO) – Ross Dress for Less has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support Academic Success for all members. Whenever a new store opens, ROSS donates $2,500 to the nearest Boys & Girls Club for the PowerHour program. The long-awaited ROSS store near the MidRivers Mall in St. Peters opened for business Saturday, March 10 and BGCSTC was invited to the ribbon cutting.

ross ribbon cutting

The Zone Director, District Manager, and Store Manager for the ROSS store located at 206 Didion Drive in St. Peters spoke to about 50 community members about their excitement for the new store. Program Director for the O’Fallon unit location, Jess Thacker, said the following:

Academic Success is one of our Club’s three priority areas because we know that when students do better in school, they have increased self-esteem, behave better, and have greater opportunities once they graduate from high school.

For only $25.00 per year, members may attend the Club every day after school. In addition to receiving a nutritious meal and participating in enrichment programs, trained Youth Development Professionals support members in completing homework assignments and studying for tests through the Power Hour program. ROSS Dress for Less has committed to supporting us in this endeavor and the funds received today will support this program.

It is through sustained community support and generous donations like this gift today from ROSS that allows us to provide vital services to St. Charles County youth. We are deeply grateful.

Club member Jayden had the honor of cutting the ribbon.

Jayden ribbon cutting  Jayden post ribbon cutting