The organization is committed to doing Whatever It Takes for youth, families, and communities during this pandemic.
(East Boston – July 23, 2020) – Salesian Boys & Girls Club would like to thank Grubhub for a recent financial gift that will help us continue providing COVID-19 relief services in the East Boston community. In times of tragedy and crisis, Boys & Girls Clubs have stepped up to provide safe places for kids and teens. Today, the organization is committed more than ever, to ensure Club staff, members, families, and communities have the resources and support they need to navigate these uncertain times – while also partnering with state and local officials to do more.
We are extremely grateful for our friends at Grubhub for their generous gift to our COVID-19 Relief fund!
The Club will use Grubhub’s generous gift to defray the cost of installing safety enhancements to the facility and for supplies and equipment for our summer camp program. We will also use a portion of the funding towards operational expenses and to purchase needed supplies and equipment for afterschool and virtual programs and activities in the fall.
Salesian Boys & Girls Club relies on public and private support to continue our mission, especially in times of crisis. The Club would not be able to continue its mission without the support of companies like Grubhub. The donation was made possible through Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Salesian Boys & Girls Club is committed to providing vital relief services immediately. The East Bostoncommunity will need Clubs more than ever as the nation begins to emerge from this time. The donation will also enable Club doors to re-open so that they can continue to provide out-of-school time services to current members and the local community. With unemployment on the rise and the long-term economic impact of COVID-19 unknown, it’s crucial that we equip our young people with the essential skills to successfully enter the workforce. Also, when our Clubs re-open, there is a concern that mental health resources will be needed to help youth as they transition out of this difficult time.
To learn more about Salesian Boys & Girls Club visit www.salesianclub.com
About Salesian Boys & Girls Club
For 75 years, Salesian Boys & Girls Club has served the needs of East Boston and the surrounding communities’ disadvantaged children regardless of religious beliefs or affiliations. Our Club provides a safe, welcoming environment while providing outlets for self-expression and improving the self-esteem of our members. We have implemented community-based after school and out of school programs serving 250-350 young people ages six to nineteen daily and over 1,200 youth yearly.
The Club provides caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs which promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles enabling young people to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.