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June 13, 2024

Burlington Stores Raises Over $1.3M for YouthBuild USA  in Second Year of Partnership

Photo courtesy of YouthBuild Lake County, North Chicago, IL.

National discount retailer’s annual community giving strategy helps strengthen programming in local YouthBuild programs across the country

Burlington Stores, Inc., a national discount retailer offering low prices every day on brand name merchandise for the entire family and home, has raised over $1.3 million from its second annual in-store spring fundraising campaign to benefit global nonprofit YouthBuild USA.

In YouthBuild programs, opportunity youth — young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed — pursue their education, prepare for future careers and grow into community leaders, building brighter futures for themselves and their neighborhoods. YouthBuild USA is the nonprofit support center for a network of more than 280 local YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world.

The funds raised will advance YouthBuild USA’s mission and strengthen its programming nationwide. This year, Burlington furthered its partnerships with four nonprofit organizations, including YouthBuild USA, all of whom are committed to creating tangible change by empowering people to live better lives and build better futures.

“This generous support from Burlington enables additional impact and innovation for YouthBuild programs across the country,” said John Valverde, president and CEO of YouthBuild USA. “We’re already seeing the tangible effects of this partnership’s first year on the ground, strengthening YouthBuild USA and our network as we equip opportunity youth with the knowledge, tools, opportunities, and love they need to thrive. We are so grateful this year’s funds will support our work championing young people as they transform their lives and their communities.”

YouthBuild programs across the country have used resources generated from this partnership to bolster education, workforce readiness and leadership programming. Some examples include:

  • YouthBuild St. Paul Westside, St. Paul, Minnesota: Used funds to reestablish ties with community partners and improve the recruitment and retention of justice-involved youth.
  • YouthBuild Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska: Used funds to strengthen and improve participant engagement and learning through Interplay Learning’s 3D simulation trainings, as well as strengthen community partnerships with local employers.
  • Youth Action YouthBuild, East Harlem, New York: Used funds to design a community food giveaway and outreach event, giving back to their community and creating awareness for their program.

For more information on YouthBuild USA and the YouthBuild movement, visit, and for more on Burlington’s commitment to community, visit

About Burlington Stores, Inc.
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2023 net sales of $9.7 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operated 1,021 stores as of the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2024, in 46 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 60% off other retailers’ prices, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home, toys, gifts and coats. For more information about the Company, visit

With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At more than 280 YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world, students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 200,000 young people to dedicate over 51 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities. YouthBuild USA — the support center for the YouthBuild movement — strengthens YouthBuild programs through technical assistance, leadership development, innovative program enhancements, and advocacy. YouthBuild programs located outside of the United States are supported by YouthBuild USA’s international division, YouthBuild International.

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