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ROSS Dress For Less (R) to help Local Kids Learn in Portland - 02/06/19

In-store giving campaign to provide funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTLAND, OR (Feb. 2, 2019)
– Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a four-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.” From Feb. 2-24, customers in the Portland metro area can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less location during checkout to be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro.

“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America during our annual campaign in February,” said Gary Cribb, Executive Vice President, Store Operations and Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. “We invite our Ross customers to join us in donating to the Clubs and helping youth develop the skills they need to have a bright future.”

Campaign facts:

  • Ross Stores, Inc. invite customers to give at the register during the month of February to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs Every $3 donation helps provide one hour of homework help for a Club youth
  • $15 helps keep a kid safe after school today              

About Ross Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2017 revenues of $14.1 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,483 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia and Guam as of November 3, 2018. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also operates 237 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 18 states as of November 3, 2018 that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) empowers more than 4,000 youth to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens in achieving academic success, becoming responsible leaders, and living healthy lives. Today, BGCP operates ten Clubs located throughout the metropolitan area, including four school-based programs. Learn more about the Clubs at bgcportland.org.

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Rockwood Boys & Girls Club Installs Solar Power with Grant from PGE's Renewable Development Fund (Photo) - 01/28/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

January 8, 2019 

Portland, OR. – Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) was awarded a $97,500 grant by Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund to install solar panels and an educational kiosk for youth to use to learn about renewable energy and track how much power is generated and used by the building. The grant will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro to generate nearly 117 kWh, enough to power 75 percent of the Rockwood Club on a high energy use day. The additional power from this project will save BGCP $1,500 per month, $18,000 per year, and will result in a net energy cost of $0 to the Club for 2018. 

Benefits of the solar panel installation include: 

  • Producing clean, reliable and renewable energy 
  • Reducing reliance on non-renewable power sources 
  • Providing environmental and economic value to the Portland metro community 
  • Giving kids a way to visualize and learn about renewable energy and the impact of solar power 

“We’re very excited about our partnership with PGE and the solar energy project it is bringing to our newest Club in Rockwood. The ultimate savings and efficiencies it will provide operationally, not to mention the environmental improvement, is important,” said Erin Hubert, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area (BGCP). “As a non-profit, anything that will help us to run our operation more efficiently and economically is a big win. We’re also excited about the educational kiosk that gives us the unique opportunity to teach our youth about the importance of solar energy, how it saves energy for our planet, and how it will save BGCP money that can be go back to directly serving our youth. This is a win-win for everyone!” 

“Our customers lead the way on supporting renewable power,” said Dave Robertson, PGE vice president of Public Policy. “Thanks to more than 190,000 customers participating in our renewable power program, projects like this can help advance Oregon’s transition to a clean energy future.”

Since 1999, PGE customers have supported clean energy by participating in the utility’s Green FutureSM power program. PGE’s Renewable Development Fund is built from a portion of the money that Green Future customers pay for the program. To date, PGE Green Future customers have helped fund more than 8 Megawatts of new renewable energy generation, with another 3 Megawatts under construction.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) empowers more than 4,000 youth to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens in achieving academic success, becoming responsible leaders, and living healthy lives. Today, BGCP operates ten Clubs located throughout the metropolitan area, including school-based programs in the Reynolds and North Clackamas School District. Learn more at bgcportland.org.

About PGE’s Renewable Development Fund
PGE’s Renewable Development Fund offers competitive funding awards to applicants looking to deploy their own clean energy projects. Grants are awarded through an open and competitive application process, and evaluated in accordance with eligibility guidelines, preferred project standards, and established evaluation criteria. To learn more about PGE’s Renewable Development Fund, including how to apply for the next round of funding, please visit portlandgeneral.com/rdf.