PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE), the trend-right, extremely valuable brand for tweens, teens and beyond, has surpassed its latest fundraising goal as part of its ongoing partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, raising more than $1.7 million to support research to find a cure for childhood cancer. Since first partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2006, Five Below has raised more than $8 million in support of the organization’s critical mission.
“Supporting such an incredible foundation is extremely important to us and represents everything that Five Below stands for as a company,” said George Hill, Five Below’s Executive Vice President Retail Operations. “Every cent raised through the unwavering support of our customers and Wow Crew will contribute to thousands of hours of cancer research, helping many children and their families. On behalf of Five Below, we thank everyone involved for another successful donation season.”
Five Below’s support of Alex’ Lemonade Stand Foundation is part of the retailer’s ongoing commitment to support philanthropic organizations committed to improving the lives of children, teens and families.
“Five Below and their clients have shown us time and again how much they care about helping children with cancer and 2021 was no different,” said Liz Scott, co-founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and mother of Alex Scott. “We are excited and excited to be teaming up with Five Below again this past May in what was their biggest fundraising year yet! Their dedication and the generosity of their customers continue to inspire.”
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About five below
Five Below is a leading fast-growing retailer offering trendy, high-quality products loved by tweens, teens and beyond. The company believes that life is better when customers are free to “let go and have fun” in an amazing experience full of unlimited possibilities. With most items priced between $1 and $5, and some extreme value items costing upwards of $5, Five Below makes it easy to say YES! to the newest, coolest stuff in eight awesome Five Below worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Create, Party, Candy and Now. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Five Below today has more than 1,050 stores in 39 states. For more information, visit www.fivebelow.com or find the Five Below on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook @FiveBelow.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’ Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grew out of the lemonade stand in the front yard of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find a cure for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she died at age 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the foundation that bears her name has grown into a nationwide fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of childhood cancer research in the US and Canada, raising more than $200 million to date, funding nearly 1,000 research projects, and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.