The Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. Traditionally, #GivingTuesday is held each November, but as a result of the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19, a new global day of giving and unity, #GivingTuesdayNow will be held May 5, 2020.
The quick spread of COVID-19 created a need for a collaborative response from the social good industry, so #GivingTuesday united their global network of leaders, partners and communities to take action on a new day - #GivingTuesdayNow. The event is designed to drive an influx of giving, helping to mitigate the growing impacts of COVID-19.
During this pandemic, The Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club (NFBGC) has been providing free childcare for school age children (K-8) whose parents/guardians are considered essential workers. They are open Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am – 6pm. Programming consists of scheduled schoolwork time, 60 minutes of physical activity, snacks & meals, and much more.
“The support from the community has been outstanding,” said CEO Rebecca Vincheski. “We are providing three meals per day, seven days a week, activities, and the staff make it all happen. While monetary donations, as well as food supplies, have been great, not knowing how long this will continue leaves us looking for additional help from the community.”
In an effort to say thank you to those helping so many during these very challenging times, the kids at the NFBGC will be making and providing masks, supplies donated by Protecting the Protector, to Community Missions and Casey House Youth Center. In addition, the kids will be making thank you cards for local law enforcement and fire fighters. “We want to do our part in saying thank you to our community for all they are doing,” said Amelia Gilmer, Program Quality Coordinator. “These are two great projects and we are excited to show our appreciation to others.”
Although #GivingTuesdayNow, is being celebrated May 5, 2020 you can support this initiative starting today by visiting our official #GivingTuesdayNow donation page.
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