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Every penny counts for kids at JCPenney in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

By Rebecca Powers – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - What a difference a few cents can make.

Beginning Friday until October 26, shoppers at the JCPenney at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi are invited to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast.

That money will be used to support quality after school programs throughout South Mississippi. BGCGC partnered with JCPenney to provide children in need with access to life enriching after school programs that foster their academic, physical and social development.

Greg Gipson is the Director of Operations for BGCGC. He said, "The availability of affordable after school programs continues to be an important community objective in order to meet the needs of working parents, as customers shop during October, we hope they will keep our mission in mind by rounding-up their purchases to benefit a local cause."

Gipson is thrilled to say that every penny collected in JCPenney's "Round-Up" Campaign will benefit Boys and Girls Club after school programs in our community.

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