Philadelphia — Five Below, Inc. raised more than $1.7 million during its recent fundraising campaign to benefit the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The campaign ran from March 21 through April 18, with 100 percent of Five Below customers’ donations supporting research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude.
“We continue to be amazed by the generosity of our incredible customers and the efforts of our staff, the Wow Crew, that ultimately contribute to the success of our fundraising campaigns supporting the important work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does, and this recent donation drive is no different,” says Michael Romanko, chief merchandising officer of Five Below. “As a brand that is all about kids, tweens and teens, St. Jude holds an extra special place in the hearts of our team at Five Below. We look forward to continuing to support St. Jude and all they do for children and families faced with the difficult task of overcoming pediatric cancer.”
Five Below reports its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is part of its ongoing commitment to philanthropic organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children, teens and families. Through its customers, the retailer says it has raised more than $8.9 million for St. Jude since the partnership began in 2008.
“We are grateful for our partnership with Five Below and the enthusiasm of the Wow Crew and generous customers across the country who commit to helping St. Jude kids in so many ways, such as the company’s recent participation and contributions to our St. Jude PLAY LIVE campaign and the donations raised in-store and online during select times of year,” says Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This recent team effort is a true gift to St. Jude kids and because of partnerships like this, St. Jude can advance its six-year, $11.5 billion strategic plan that includes tripling its global investment to help more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year.”