In this crazy, tumultuous world today, it can be difficult to find the silver lining. But at the Boys & Girls Club, we are committed to making today brighter for the youth we serve, so they can look forward to a better tomorrow.
In this season of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our amazing, mission-driven staff, who are on the frontlines serving youth in the midst of a pandemic. They are smiling with their eyes so the kids can see their positive faces behind the masks. Our staff are there for youth more than ever before, with programming before and after school and during hybrid and distance learning. They are helping youth with school work and making sure they have access to the technology they need. Our staff are distributing 5,000 grab & go meals to kids every week. They are having honest conversations about youth’s feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnectedness. Our staff are doing whatever it takes to provide comfort and support to youth in this unprecedented time of need.
We are thankful for our school district partners, and the incredible work our teachers and school faculty are doing to pivot to provide in-person, hybrid and distance learning to our community’s youth. Our teachers are so dedicated to ensuring our kids can learn in any and every way possible: from the classroom, through a computer screen and everywhere in between.
We are thankful for our local healthcare providers, who are working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our community during COVID-19. Thank you for braving the virus day in and day out to care for our families and friends.
We are thankful for our police officers and first responders, who are there to protect and serve our community. They are the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency and to provide the help we need. Thank you for your courage in desperate times.
We are thankful for our community supporters! Thank you to everyone who has stepped up in any way to help us fulfill our mission: by making a contribution to support our efforts, sewing and donating masks and PPE for our staff and kids, sending an encouraging word to our staff, and more. We could not provide the important programs and services our youth and their families need without your help.
We’d like to give a special shoutout to the following supporters and partnerships:
- Our 34 Partners for the Future
- United Way of Central Minnesota
- Boys & Girls Club’s Board of Directors & Trustees
- The many Summer Benefit sponsors and supporters
In this complicated world, giving thanks is simple. We are thankful for your support!