Uplifting Our Communities
Carter’s Cares, our corporate philanthropic program, focuses on helping children in need with an emphasis on early childhood education and literacy. We provide access to early childhood education through donations of clothing, books, and other resources. Through our charitable giving and product donations, as well as our volunteering efforts, we aim to support a diverse group of children and families raising future generations.
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In partnership with our employees and customers, our three-pronged approach includes:
  • Corporate Giving: The Company provides product and in-kind donations, while Carter’s Charitable Foundation, Inc. provides financial support to various charitable partners.
  • Employee Giving: Each year, eligible full-time U.S. and Canada employees can take advantage of 16 hours of paid volunteer time and $500 in gift-matching for qualifying donations.
  • Customer Giving: We engage with our customers to involve them in our charitable efforts through retail campaigns such as B’gosh Jeanius and Pajama Program.
Goal by 2030
Improve the well-being of at least 10 million lives
Lives Impacted
Volunteer over 200,000 hours
Volunteer Hours
Invest more than $50 million toward improving the lives of children
27 Includes ~$500k donated from the Carter's Charitable Foundation, Inc.

B’gosh Jeanius

In support of our commitment to early childhood education, 2023 marked our 10th annual B’gosh Jeanius campaign, which is hosted in stores and online during the back-to-school season. During the campaign, customers can donate at checkout to DonorsChoose – a nonprofit organization supporting classroom projects for U.S. public school teachers. Carter’s and OshKosh also donated 100,000 articles of clothing to Delivering Good to support children in need. At the end of the campaign, U.S. employees in our offices, stores, and distribution centers received a gift code to help allocate the donations raised through the campaign by funding classroom projects of their choice on DonorsChoose.org.
Alongside the campaign, we host an Overalls Day & B'gosh Jeanius Celebration with DonorsChoose where employees can learn more about the impact of the campaign, support classroom projects, and read thank you notes from students.
As a first-year teacher teaching kindergarten, my students and I are both learning together every single day. With 90% of my students being English learners, it is crucial for us to have the resources needed to meet their individual needs in order to become as successful as they can be. These phonic games and resources will foster creativity, academic excellence, and life-long learning in their first year of kindergarten.”
Ms. Valera, Tolleson, AZ Recipient of DonorsChoose
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United Through Reading

In April 2023, we held a Book for the Military Child event where over 300 Carter’s employees volunteered to pack books to support United Through Reading, a nonprofit that connects military families through shared story time with video recorded stories and books to watch on demand.
This project helped get 5,000 books into the hands of military children to support literacy development while keeping military families connected and resilient.
These books went to over 20 different states, 18 deployed ships at sea, one territory, and Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Many of our veteran employees also had the opportunity to go beyond and record themselves reading the Book for the Military Child to be shared with military children around the world.

Boys & Girls Club Partnership

Beginning in 2024, Carter's will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for a multi-year partnership to further the advancement of early childhood education and literacy. The Carter’s Charitable Foundation will donate $1 million to support first-of-its-kind early childhood development program resources for children ages 0-5 and provide a summer education curriculum focused on literacy for children ages 6-9.
As a part of this multi-year partnership, Carter's plans to further its impact with a commitment of 50,000 employee volunteer hours at local Clubs across North America. Carter's has more than 1,000 retail store locations, nearly all in proximity to a Boys & Girls Clubs, allowing employees the opportunity to give back to the local communities where they live and work.

Our Community Partners

We are proud partners of these empowering organizations, and we aspire to drive meaningful change in the lives of young families each day.