Can you believe how fast summer is flying by?  Hard to imagine that school is only a month away!  Luckily the schools out West start a little later than they do out here (but shhhh! Don’t tell Princess Nagger that means they let out a little later, too.)  Because we’re getting ready for our big move across the country just before school starts, I’ve been trying to be organized about the whole ‘Back To School’ melee. 

As I’m scrambling to make sure both kids have the right school supplies and new school clothes for their new adventure out West, I’m happy to announce that I’m honored to be a Boys & Girls Club (BGCA) Back to School Ambassador!

I’ve often wondered who takes care of school supplies for those that aren’t as fortunate as we are.  One of our ‘back to school shopping’ stops will be jcpenney – they always have great deals to help save money.  Not only that, but every month JCP Cares supports a new partner to help those in need.

Throughout the month of July (you still have time), jcpenney customers can round up their store or purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to support Boys & Girls Clubs.

Funds raised at checkout will go toward supporting BGCA’s More Members More Often initiative.  The initiative focuses on attracting more young people to join the Club, motivating existing members to increase their participation and retaining youth as members over longer periods of time.

100% of donations raised will go to BGCA – the loose change you’ll spend when you ’round up’ won’t make a difference in your day, but it can sure make a difference at the Boys & Girls Club.  Consider your donation an investment in a child’s future. 

The race is on for Back to School shopping, so make sure you check out jcpenney and “round up” to make a difference.  I don’t know about you, but it’s so much easier for me to keep my expenditures straight when I’m tracking them by whole numbers.


Every little bit helps – the Boys & Girls Club of America offer programs for education, character, leadership, life skills, arts, sports, fitness and more.  These programs are often the door between a child in trouble and a child on the path to a bright future.  You can make a difference.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of America, visit them online at, @BGCA_Clubs on twitter and connect with BGCA on Facebook. You’ll find some great information on BGCA activities, locations and other ways to help support this amazing organization.

Have you started your Back to School shopping yet?



I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.