When people care, great things happen
Each month, jcp cares supports a new cause, inviting customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. This small amount of change adds up in a big way for our monthly charity partner. Thank you for making a difference.
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Learn about our partners
- Habitat for Humanity
- Girls Inc
- Crisis Text Line
- Dress for Success
- The YMCA
- The Salvation Army
- No Kid Hungry
- The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- Teach for America
- Boys and Girls Clubs
Partner of the month: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This global nonprofit organization seeks to be a catalyst for transformation by building and repairing homes, mobilizing volunteers and advocating for sound housing policy worldwide. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with individuals, groups and low–income households, so families in need of a decent shelter can participate in their own housing solutions. This May, your Round Up dollars will help support Habitat for Humanity and its mission to build homes, communities and hope.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity at www.habitat.org.
Michael Graves supports Habitat for Humanity
World–renowned architect and designer, Michael Graves, will be joining jcpenney in the support of Habitat for Humanity. Graves is a long–standing advocate for the disabled. He and his architecture practice, Michael Graves & Associates, have designed a Habitat for Humanity house that focuses on accessibility and universal design (see the floor plans, left). Habitat for Humanity will use the new design to build homes with low–income families who require accessibly designed houses.
I am very happy to be working on this project with Habitat for Humanity and jcp cares. Our nation faces major challenges related to the aging of our population. I hope to contribute to the solutions with a focus on accessible design. This project shows how one can improve accessibility without increasing costs, which is so important to affordable housing. It is my hope that this design will improve the lives of every family who will live in one of these houses.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through life–changing programs and experiences that help girls overcome gender, economic and social barriers. Research–based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all–girl environment, equip girls with the tools they need to achieve in academics—especially science, technology, engineering and math. The program also offers instruction on how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, manage money and navigate media messages. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6–18 annually across the United States and Canada.
Learn more about Girls Inc. at www.girlsinc.org.
Girls Inc. and The Pearl Fund
The Pearl Fund is a scholarship for Girls Inc. students founded by Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman. Named in honor of Georgina's daughter, Pearl, this scholarship will be awarded to 20 deserving high school and college students who are participants or alumna of Girls Inc.
Crisis Text Line
This is a chance to be part of creating something big—the Crisis Text Line. Teens struggle every day with issues like bullying, homophobia and suicidal thoughts. The Crisis Text Line will be a free text message hotline where teens can reach out to trained counselors 24/7.
To get help now or to learn more, please visit: www.crisistextline.org.
Dress for Success
February’s partner, Dress for Success, is an international nonprofit that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success offers innovative and engaging services designed to help women find jobs and remain employed. Over the past 16 years, Dress for Success has served over 650,000 women around the world through more than 120 affiliates in 13 countries.
The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits working to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the United States, 2,700 Ys connect with 21 million men, women and children, regardless of age, income or background. The YMCA strives to improve the nation’s health and well being, while providing opportunities to support the community and nurture the potential of children and teens. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long–standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
The Salvation Army—The Red Kettle Campaign
"Doing The Most Good" sums up the mission of The Salvation Army. The organization operates 7,593 centers in the United States, providing food distribution, disaster relief, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, anti–human trafficking efforts and a wealth of children's programs. Its traditional Red Kettle Campaign is an integral part of the Christmas season, with millions of dollars donated each year to the needy. Nearly 30 million people received help from The Salvation Army in 2011, and the magnitude of the mission to aid communities throughout the United States still remains great.
No Kid Hungry—Share Our Strength
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, Share Our Strength surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation strives to achieve prevention and find a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness of good breast health. Since its inception, BCRF has raised more than $380 million to support the most advanced and promising breast cancer research across the globe. The Foundation supports dedicated scientists and through their research, BCRF hopes to find a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
Teach for America
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that all kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. The organization recruits a diverse group of leaders who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in urban and rural communities. These leaders, now 33,000 strong, are working at every level of education and across professions to give all kids the education they deserve and opportunity to reach their full potential.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been helping kids reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Through a wide range of programs including arts, education, sports and leadership, young people are given the opportunity to be involved in life–enhancing experiences.
4–H is the nation’s largest youth development organization with more than six million young people actively creating positive change within their communities and their world. For more than 100 years, 4–H has inspired young people to step up and make a difference through hands–on science, healthy living and citizenship programming.
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families through highly valued programs, morale–boosting services and engaging entertainment. From South Korea to Germany, from Okinawa to Afghanistan, and here at home in the U.S., the USO continues to adapt to the needs of our troops and their families. Providing the most impactful support possible, the USO contines to say “thank you” on behalf of the American people.
Next Month's Partner:
Big Brothers Big Sisters