ascena has a passion to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. This difference is captured in our core purpose: Making People Feel Good About Themselves.  
 
  An emergency assistance fund (funded by associates & designed for associates) that allows our associates to apply for a grant of up to $2,500.  
 
  Each brand or shared service will match time and/or monetary contributions up to $500 per qualified associate each fiscal year.  
 
  Partnering with The American Red Cross or similar organization to help those in need. ascena may also provide partners with brand gift cards.  
 
  A scholarship program for children of legal dependents of ascena associates.  
 
  Honors a woman who has exemplified outstanding leadership in the area of Women/Children's Empowerment.