The Gymboree Group's commitment to our customers also extends to the communities in which they live, work and play. We support and encourage our employees to perform volunteer service in their neighborhoods.
We are particularly proud of our work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Gymboree Group has supported St. Jude since 2006. To date, we have raised more than $7 million to help St. Jude in its mission to find cures and save children everywhere who are fighting cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Other community activities in the past have included participation with the March of Dimes, the Junior Achievement Organization, Grupo de la Comida, St. Anthony Foundation and the San Francisco Food Bank.
At the Gymboree Group, we also support giving back to our communities through our unique sabbatical program. With paid time off, eligible team members volunteer to support local community organizations, schools or global philanthropic efforts.