During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Ross Stores, Inc., has been committed to supporting our Associates and neighbors in the communities where we operate.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly took action to prioritize the safety and well-being of our Customers and Associates, as noted in the “Empowering Our Associates” section. At the same time, the Company and the Ross Stores Foundation jointly pledged $1.5 million in donations to local and national organizations providing essential COVID-19 relief services, as well as additional support to our Associates during these challenging times.
Donations to our nonprofit partners, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and First Book, were made to help address critical needs, provide educational resources to students, and expand support services for families of first responders. Additional donations funded food banks in New York City, Northern California, and Southern California and the distribution of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
“On behalf of the entire City Harvest team, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Ross Stores team for all of the incredible support given to City Harvest over the last year. Your generosity came at a critical time, and thanks to your efforts, you helped City Harvest to feed more than 762,000 New Yorkers in need—truly an incredible impact!”
— City Harvest