From tackling homework with tutors, to practicing layups on the basketball court, Boys & Girls Clubs across the country provide a safe, positive and engaging environment after school. To keep programs like this active, Family Dollar Stores Inc. and Coca-Cola are teaming up to launch the “Make Every Sip Count” campaign, which will raise up to $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2018.

“I’m very proud to spend my time after school in a safe and productive environment that has impacted and enriched many lives, including mine,” said Tatiana Aguilar, a high school senior in Charlotte, N.C., who says the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte has become a second home. “I am so thankful to have the support of companies like Coca-Cola and Family Dollar to help me develop into a healthy, intelligent, confident and creative woman.”

When shoppers purchase participating Coca-Cola beverages such as Coke Zero Sugar, Sprite, Fanta and Powerade at their local Family Dollar stores, 15 percent of purchases, up to $1 million, will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Clubs count on local communities to fund programming for more than 4 million young people annually through memberships and outreach.

“Family Dollar is proud to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the ‘Make Every Sip Count’ program,” said Matt Martin, VP of marketing and customer engagement, Family Dollar. “Programs like this enable us to positively impact our communities and to help America’s children reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.”

Over the past four years, Family Dollar has partnered with customers, vendors and associates to raise more than $1 million for the national nonprofit, and this year they are excited to partner with Coca-Cola to maximize support of the bright futures of a young person like Tatiana.

Mark Rahiya, chief retail sales officer for Coca-Cola North America, added, “Over the past 70 years, Coca-Cola has committed itself to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as one of the most important youth-serving organizations in the world. This year, we are proud to launch the ‘Make Every Sip Count’ campaign with Family Dollar to enable young people in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

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