Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County’s top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children we serve is top priority.
I wanted to take a moment to keep you informed on how we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our Club members, as well as the staff and volunteers who work at/with the Club.
We remain in close and regular contact with local, regional and state health officials, as well as local school districts, and are monitoring the updates from the Federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). Though the situation around the virus remains fluid, our goal is to continue our mission – to serve those kids who need us the most – both during and after the crisis affecting all of us now.
Our Site Directors and other BGC staff are working hard to help our families and kids feel less isolated and more supported. The club staff is in the process of developing online resources for our members to interact virtually with the Clubs. We are working closely with our school districts, as well as other community partners, to ensure the food security of all members while actively exploring options to supplement the school breakfast and lunch programs by continuing to provide dinner to our members in a to-go form from Lincoln Clubhouse. We have taken extra steps to ensure our clubhouses are clean and sanitized and we continue to support all of our BGC staff during these unprecedented times.
Our largest annual fundraising event, Evening for the Club, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until further notice.
The safety and well-being of our Club members remains our foremost priority, and we will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.
What Can You Do?
If you are interested in taking action to support the Club’s mission during this crisis, consider the following:
Continue to support us as we need you more than ever. During this critical time, we must be a valuable resource for our members. Hundreds of youth are depending on us. As our conventional revenue streams are being significantly disrupted, we need your help. Please consider making a donation today during this critical time through our online giving platform: https://www.bgcbarroncounty.org/donate
Continue to talk about the important work the Club does to your network and the greater community.
Ask your company if they are interested in a matching opportunity to support the important work of the Club.
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Thank you for your continued support and care of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County.
Chief Executive Officer
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