Tanger Outlets Awards Childrens Education Grants Nationwide
TangerCARES Annual TangerKIDS Grant Program Supports Schools in Local Communities
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanger Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT) announced today that, through its philanthropic program TangerCARES, it has awarded 172 TangerKIDS grants to schools across the country totaling $194,000 in donations. In keeping with Tanger Outlets' mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
"Tanger Outlets is dedicated to the communities we serve," said Steven B. Tanger, Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets. "A high-quality education is instrumental to enhancing our communities and we are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools as part of our efforts to support students and educators across the country."
For every coupon book sold, Tanger gives one dollar to the TangerKIDS Grants program which is designed to assist schools in Tanger Outlets' primary markets by providing funding for special projects, needed programs or equipment. Grants can also support groups within schools of all grade levels, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These grants are offered to multiple schools at each of Tanger's 39 centers in the United States.
Since the company's founding, Tanger Outlets has dedicated efforts to assist students in local communities from pre-school through high school by raising money that is used to purchase books and supplies, computers and new technology, athletic and playground equipment, and to fund reading programs and educational field trips. To date, Tanger Outlets has raised and donated in excess of $2.25 million to help children and schools succeed.
For a full list of schools receiving TangerKIDS grants please visit TangerKIDS.
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.8 million square feet leased to over 3,100 stores operated by more than 500 different brand name companies. With over 36 years of experience in the outlet industry and one additional center currently under construction, Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 188 million shoppers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the Company's web site at www.tangeroutlets.com.
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