PHILADELPHIA, PA — Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) announced that the Company has raised nearly $1.5 million during its recent fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the important research and treatment it provides. Thanks to the generosity of its incredible customers, since first partnering with St. Jude in 2008, Five Below has raised more than $8.9 million for the hospital.
Throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Five Below hosted an in-store and online donation drive that saw 100-percent of the funds raised donated to support the important research that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has and continues to do surrounding pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Five Below also participated in St. Jude’s #ShowYourGold campaign, which encouraged supporters to post photos on social media on September 9, to raise awareness during this important month.
“The work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does, along with the services it provides to children and their families dealing with pediatric cancer at no cost, is truly invaluable and something that all of us at Five Below are honored to be able to support,” said Michael Romanko, Chief Merchandising Officer of Five Below. “We are always amazed by the generosity of our incredible customers and the efforts of our Wow Crew that ultimately contribute to the outstanding pediatric cancer research provided by St. Jude. On behalf of Five Below, we thank all those involved for another successful donation campaign.”
In addition to the Company’s donation drive efforts, Five Below executives and Wow Crew members from across the country participated in the virtual St. Jude Walk/Run on September 25, which celebrated St. Jude’s achievements while inspiring supporters to keep up the fundraising momentum.
“We are incredibly thankful for the partnership of Five Below, which has inspired its employees and customers to raise nearly $1.5 million during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and make a difference for children everywhere,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The support of Five Below helps fuel the six-year, $11.5 billion St. Jude strategic plan to triple its global investments to help more of the 400,000 children with cancer around the globe each year.”
Five Below’s support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to supporting philanthropic organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children, teens and families.
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