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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 What a way to enjoy a day at the Mall, get a jump on back-to-school shopping and support out troops all at the same time.

Shoppers Invited to Round-up Their Purchases and Donate
Change to Benefit the USO 

WHAT: As America celebrates Independence Day this month, JCPenney customers can help support our
men and women in uniform who make our freedom possible by rounding up their purchases to
support the USO (United Service Organizations), a nonprofit, Congressionally chartered, private
organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. One hundred
percent of the proceeds raised through customers’ “round-up” donations will benefit USO
programs and services our troops and their families. Along with round-up donations raised by
customers throughout the month of July, JCPenney will be making a $1 million donation to the

WHY: For more than 70 years, the USO has been providing a tangible way for Americans to thank our
troops and their families. Through its more than 160 locations worldwide and innovative
programs and services the USO provides troops serving in combat and their families with a
touch of home and ways to stay connected during lengthy deployments, as well as critical
support to our wounded ill and injured and their families and families of the fallen. By simply
rounding up their purchases this month, JCPenney customers can make a huge difference in
helping the USO express our nation’s gratitude to our troops and their families.

WHERE: JCPenney department stores in your local market. Go to and click on store locator
for locations.

WHEN: From July 1-31 customers will be able to round-up their purchases at JCPenney. Along with its
round-up initiative, JCPenney will be donating $1 – up to $50,000 – to the USO for each customer
that checks-in to a JCPenney store via Foursquare from July 23-31.

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