Communities In Schools Partners with Gap for the Gift Card That Gives Back

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 26, 2012 - Communities In Schools, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, is proud to announce its partnership with Gap for their new gift card program. Launching this holiday, Gap will donate a percentage of all initial Gap GiftCard purchases to nonprofit organizations Communities In Schools and CARE.

Donations to Communities In Schools will help more than one million students stay in school and on track to a brighter future. CARE donations will in part support P.A.C.E. (Personal Achievement and Career Enhancement), a program started by Gap Inc. in 2007 to provide female garment workers with education and training to better their lives.

Gap commissioned a hand-selected group of artists and illustrators to create one-of-a-kind graphic designs for the gift card envelope. The envelope design chosen by Gap GiftCard consumers will determine the organization – Communities In Schools or CARE – that receives a percentage of the purchase price.

Gift cards can be redeemed at Gap stores nationwide and online at Gap.com. “We’re grateful to Gap for supporting our mission to help students stay in school and achieve in life,” said Communities In Schools President Daniel Cardinali. “Donations made through the gift card program will enable Communities In Schools to help even more of our nation’s youth by reducing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates.”

About Gap

Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual, American style. The brand offers classic, iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,500 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta. For more information, please visit http://www.gapinc.com

About Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in nearly 2,700 schools, in the most challenged communities in 28 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves nearly 1.26 million young people and their families every year. It has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. Visit our website at http://www.communitiesinschools.org

Contact:

Mike Bento
Communities in School
(703) 518-2545

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