Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer, teamed up with DonorsChoose this back-to-school season and raised $515,382 to help classrooms in need nationwide through customer donations at check out. Monies raised will now be used to fund more than 850 teacher posted projects throughout the country, benefiting 25,000 students and 1,000 teachers.
Burlington funded 120 school projects, filtering over $83,000 into public schools, benefitting 12,673 students and 107 teachers. These activities aided classrooms located within communities surrounding the retailer’s new store openings this past spring. And this fall, Burlington is continuing to fund local school projects surrounding their store openings over the next few months.
In addition to funding local projects around store openings, this holiday season, Burlington Stores will provide the opportunity for donors to extend their generous holiday-time donations on DonorsChoose.org through a matching program. Starting on Monday, December 7th, donors can enter the promo code “BURLINGTON” to have their donations matched by the retailer, up to $100,000 of total consumer donations.
“We can’t thank Burlington Stores enough for helping us raise awareness with its customers to help thousands of students nationwide. We are happy to continue this partnership with Burlington through the fall.”
Tom Kingsbury, chairman and CEO of Burlington Stores, added:
“Burlington is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work and I am thankful to our millions of customers and thousands of associates nationwide that have helped to make our first time partnership with DonorsChoose a success. As a result of our contribution, students all across the country can now have a more valued educational experience.”