DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its efforts to serve the needs of local communities and help all people lead happier & healthier lives, Walgreens announced today that the company has made donations of $50,000 each to two Chicago community organizations – My Block, My Hood, My City (www.formyblock.org) and the Chicago Urban League (www.chiul.org), the local affiliate of the National Urban League.
Walgreens donation to My Block, My Hood, My City, an organization that provides youth with a broader awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhoods, will support one of the organization’s flagship programs, the Explorers Program. Explorers is focused on introducing high school students to companies and places the students haven’t seen before. In its fifth year, the Explorers Program is currently in 10 schools, serving 150 students every school year. The funds from Walgreens will be used to sponsor two schools for an entire upcoming school year.
The company’s contribution to the Chicago Urban League will go towards the organization’s programs designed to foster economic development. The Urban League’s programs include its Center for Entrepreneurship; a COVID Community Help Center to provide assistance for small business, job seekers and the community at large; and its IMPACT Leadership Development Program, a mentoring program for African-American professionals.
“Walgreens donations today to My Block, My Hood, My City and to the Chicago Urban League are part of our company’s broader efforts to foster racial justice, support the communities we serve and create opportunity,” said Carlos Cubia, vice president and global chief diversity officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. “We will continue to find ways to advance our commitment to diversity, inclusion and support for people of color in our hometown of Chicago and beyond.”
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.
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