Best Buy Awards $10,000 Community Grant To Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Beaver County

Employee-led grant making program funds organization that empowers teens
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Oct. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- (MONACA, PA), October 1, 2012 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County has received a $10,000 Community Grant from Best Buy Co., Inc. Best Buy leaders at store 684, located in Monaca, PA,  selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver county from submitted proposal requests because of their dedication to closing the digital divide for teens and providing them access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school, and develop 21st century work force skills.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters has a huge success record turning at risk youth who come from single parent homes into productive successful citizens through their 1 on 1 mentorship program,” said Sharon Baskin, General Manager for Best Buy. “Best Buy strives to be at the intersection of technology and life,” said John Doe, vice president of merchandising for Best Buy.

The Best Buy Community Grants Program is led by employee committees in each of the company’s twelve territories across the United States. Best Buy believes its employees are best able to build and maintain lasting community partnerships and should be empowered to help direct funding to nonprofit organizations in their communities through Community Grants and TagTeam Awards for volunteerism. This year, Best Buy Children's Foundation will give $2.75 million through the Community Grants Program.

About Best Buy Community Relations
At Best Buy, we focus on empowering teens.  As a Company, and through Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Best Buy partners with nonprofit organizations that support teens by closing the digital divide.  Best Buy believes that giving teens access to opportunities through technology will help them excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop 21st century work force skills which will result in a better future. Best Buy also supports national organizations that provide essential social services, such as the United Way and American Red Cross, to improve the vitality of the communities where employees and customers live and work.  Our Community Grants program allows local Best Buy stores to provide support unique to the community in which they do business.  In addition, Best Buy encourages local volunteerism by providing charitable gifts to organizations where employees volunteer. To learn more, visit

About Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc.  is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 167,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit and to shop at Best Buy, visit
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