Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, announced it raised nearly $2.8 million to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America through its Driving Great Futures initiative in 2018.
In the fourth consecutive year of its national partnership, BSRO doubled what it raised in 2017, bringing the total funds raised since 2015 to $6.6 million. One hundred percent of funds raised through the BSRO Driving Great Futures program helps Boys & Girls Clubs of America serve millions of young people through Club membership and community outreach.
“This record-breaking contribution would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of our customers, employees and partners. Because of their support, Bridgestone is helping ensure kids have reliable transportation to and from their local Club,” said Joe Venezia, president, BSRO. “We are proud to collaborate with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help address the challenges local clubs face each day while exemplifying Our Way to Serve, the Bridgestone corporate social responsibility commitment to improving the way young people live, move and play.”
“Bridgestone consistently demonstrates its commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs by developing unique programs that contribute to our mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The transportation grant program we developed this past year with Bridgestone allowed us to collect unprecedented data and gain valuable insights about the transportation needs of our Clubs, and through funding, is enabling us to address these gaps head on. We are Driving Great Futures together.”