Nashville, TN, May 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The 2012 “End of School Year Bash” was held yesterday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee’s Andrew Jackson Clubhouse at 916 16th Avenue, and had special meaning for many of the area youth served. The organization received new clothing, part of a $10,000 donation made by CSX Corporation and Dignity U Wear. The donation is part of the CSX corporate-wide “Delivering Dignity” campaign, which will provide $110,000 worth of clothing to school children in 13 cities.
Dignity U Wear is a national organization based in Jacksonville, that has distributed more than 6.6 million pieces of clothing valued at more than $125 million to more than 500,000 individuals in all 50 states.
CSX Corporation has partnered with the organization for more than three years through its intermodal move program, including a 2009 delivery of 64 loads of clothing worth $128,000 donated by Men’s Wearhouse.
“Dignity U Wear doesn’t simply deliver shirts, pants, dresses, shoes and other apparel,” says Tori Kaplan, CSX assistant vice president-corporate social responsibility. “For so many of these school children, they deliver self-esteem, a chance to simply fit in and focus on their schoolwork. We believe that every child should be safe, secure and in an environment that encourages them to follow their dreams. That’s why we’re so proud to play a part in these very important efforts.”
“We are so thankful for CSX and their commitment to improving the communities where their employees live. New clothing has a huge impact on the self-esteem of children and lets them know that someone cares about them,” said Barbara Truncellito, executive director of Dignity U Wear.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. Through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving, CSX is committed to supporting the communities where it operates. For more information on the company, visit www.csx.com. For more information on CSX Corporate Citizenship, visit www.beyondourrails.org.
The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. Dignity U Wear partners with the apparel industry to provide the supply of clothing and then works through a network of social service agencies to deliver the clothing based on specified needs. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit www.dignityuwear.org.
For 109 years, serving as one of the original Boys & Girls Club organizations in the country, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee exist to provide boys and girls ages 6 to 18 with a safe, positive place to learn, grow and succeed. The Clubs, which have become a total life center for many at-risk youth, offer five nationally recognized programs - Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts & Sports & Recreation. Serving over 2,500 youth per year, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee has four locations in Davidson and Williamson counties and are a proud part of the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency which offers services without discrimination of any kind. For more information, please visit: www.bgcmt.org / www.facebook.com/GreatFuturesStartHere