The Boys and Girls Club school supply drive was a great success! We were happy to donate over $3k worth of school supplies, packing and delivering over 60 backpacks to the Southside Village (Boys and Girls Club South Minneapolis). This really was a team effort. Not only did the Avionte Hope Foundation contribute, but many of our employees put in personal donations. We also want to give a big thank you to many of our clients who particpated by offering contributions during our Client Connection Forum earlier this month. A special thank you to Doherty Staffing, LaborWorks, The Reserves Network, STS and Staff-on-Site for showing your support.
The youth were thrilled when receiving their brand new backpacks filled with all of their needs to start a new school year right! This club alone serves more than 800 members, most in which could use donations or support in some way. A little more about The Boys and Girls Club.
The mission of The Boys and Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Some major issues that this organization is intensely aware of…
3 in 10 students will not graduate on time
3 in 10 kids are obese or overweight
Juvenile crime escalates during the hours of 3 – 7 pm
1 in 5 children live in poverty
Their vision to help lessen these issues breaks down a little something like this…
A vision for Academic Success: To help every child that comes through our door graduate from high school, with a plan for the future.
A vision for Healthy Lifestyles: To help kids learn about healthy eating habits, good nutrition, and the importance of exercise.
A vision for Good Character & Citizenship: To teach young people the importance of service to others and giving back to their communities.
We are excited to continue volunteering with The Boys and Girls Club with many more opportunities such as afterschool homework help, holiday parties, special events, and much more!