Article originally appeared in The Phoenix Business Journal

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale received a big kickoff to its annual 30 Days of Shopping event, courtesy of a $100,000 gift from Phoenix-area philanthropists Michael and Ellie Ziegler.

Thanks to the Ziegler donation, 1,000 children received $100 Kohl’s gift cards to purchase clothing and other back-to-school items. The 30 Days of Shopping events will continue into August

“All children, regardless of socioeconomic factors, deserve the opportunity to start the school year off on a positive note and on an even playing field,” Ellie Ziegler said in a release.

Volunteers from Kohl’s, Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club and Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club are also helping with the events. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2014.