Grants from jcpenney helps area children participate in YMCA Afterschool Program

Shown are (From Left to Right) – Kurt Lasse, Sugar Land – First Colony Mall jcpenney Store Leader; and Eric Schenkelberg, Fort Bend Y District Executive Director.

The Fort Bend Family YMCA received a $5,000 grant from jcp cares, jcpenney’s new charitable giving program, to provide school-aged children with financial assistance to attend afterschool programs at the Y.  Specifically, the gifts are providing children at the Y afterschool programs at Stafford Elementary, Stafford, with financial assistance to participate.

The children that qualified for the assistance would not have been able to otherwise participate without the support of this grant.  More importantly, it is providing the supported children with access to life-enriching afterschool programs that cultivate the values, relationships and skills kids need to thrive.

“As a company founded on the Golden Rule, jcpenney has a strong legacy of giving back,” said Miki Woodard, president of jcp cares and vice president of philanthropy at jcpenney. “We are firmly committed to organizations like the Y, which truly make a difference in their communities.”

Eric Schenkelberg, Fort Bend YMCA District Executive, stated, “By working together we can not only keep children safer, but also help provide them with lasting benefits, including healthier lifestyles, improved social skills and an enhanced academic performance.”

For more information about the YMCA’s afterschool program, visit them on the web at (www.ymcahouston.org).  To learn more about jcp cares, jcpenney’s charitable giving program, go to (www.jcp.com).

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