Thank you to JCPenney for sponsoring this JCPenney Back to School Deals post and encouraging MAM”s everywhere to support JCPenney’s philanthropic initiatives like their Pair Up program and partnership with the Y.
Shopping back to school has never been as important as it is today. Now, more than ever, families across America are having a difficult time purchasing the basic necessities their children need for school. Necessities like socks, underwear, backpacks, and more.
JCPenney has recognized this need to help families and has teamed up with the Y to make sure those in need get the essential items they need to start the new school year right, and we're happy to support this important initiative by purchasing all of our back to school fashions this year at JCPenney.
JCPenney Back to School Deals Pair Up to Support the Y
Did you know? Many underserved children across the country are going back to school this year without basic clothing essentials like socks and underwear. It's true. That's why this year JCPenney has teamed up with the Y to launch their signature Pair Up campaign. From August 1st through August 15th, for every pack of socks or underwear sold, JCPenney will donate a pack to the Y to give to kids in need, up to 750,000. And, in addition to the Pair Up program, The JCPenney Foundation is making a $1M donation to the Y to help close the academic achievement gap.
Pretty cool right? Yeah, we think so too, because the statistics are saddening:
- Nearly half of all children under 18 are low income. Jiang, Y., Granja, M.R., & Koball, H. (2017). Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Children under 3 Years, 2015. New York: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Retrieved from: http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_1171.html#1
- 40% of low-income parents worry about their child having enough socks and underwear. American Families: The Need for Basic Necessities. A National Survey Conducted for JCPenney in support of a campaign to benefit charity partner YMCA Associations nationwide by Morar Consulting April 2017
- 55% of children who did not have underwear and socks to wear wanted to skip school or refused to go to school because they were embarrassed by not having any. American Families: The Need for Basic Necessities. A National Survey Conducted for JCPenney in support of a campaign to benefit charity partner YMCA Associations nationwide by Morar Consulting April 2017
- 46% of parents living in poverty say underwear is among the hardest to find items at second-hand stores, garage sales or through friends and family. American Families: The Need for Basic Necessities. A National Survey Conducted for JCPenney in support of a campaign to benefit charity partner YMCA Associations nationwide by Morar Consulting April 2017
If you haven't shopped JCPenney recently you definitely need to rediscover everything JCPenney has to offer. Not only is JCPenney a one-stop shopping destination offering a variety of stylish and affordable fashion and beauty merchandise, they also offer a broad assortment of products from leading private, exclusive, and national brands.
Best of all, shopping at JCPenney is always worth your time, money, and effort with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love. With private brands including Xersion, Arizona Jeans, Total Girl, Maidenform, and Goldtoe, you and your kids are sure to find a style everyone loves!
And you won't believe all the in-store deals you'll find as you shop. For a limited time, JCPenney is featuring their VIP Event where you can save an extra 25% off their already AMAZING back to school deals with your JCPenney credit card. And yes, this is on top of their Buy One Get One for 1 Cent promotion on select private brands.
Plus, kids grades K-6th grade can get a $10 back to school hair cut at the JCPenney Salon now through September 9th.
Now those are some amazing JCPenney back to school deals.
More importantly, your back to school purchases will help children nationwide start the school year off right. Vow to make a difference this year and support JCPenney's Pair Up program in partnership with the Y.