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Letter: Lisa Nunn
Club to mark B&GC week
Sunday, April 15, 2012
As we celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week (April 15-21), we pause to thank the many caring people who make our mission a reality:
The dedicated club professionals who devote their lives to guiding our young people every day.
The countless, generous individuals — club board volunteers and donors — who support our work through their selfless commitment of time, talent and treasure.
The caring corporations, foundations and government leaders who actively partner with us to reach underserved communities that need the benefits of a Boys & Girls Club.
And the families and parents who, every day, entrust to us America’s most precious natural resources: our young people.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge plans to participate in many different activities during the afterschool program. Starting on Monday, BGC at Sanville, Albert Harris, Patrick Henry and the Teen Center will showcase the spirit of Boys & Girls Clubs pumping through their veins. Club members will engage in collecting pennies for charity, cookouts, field day and pep rallies to show their spirit, love and appreciation for the Boys & Girls Clubs.
On Saturday, the finale of the week, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge will join forces with Comcast employees and their families and friends on Comcast Cares Day, the company’s annual, nationwide day of volunteering. On this tremendous day of service, volunteers will pitch in on five different projects throughout the city of Martinsville to help beautify our local communities.
This year marks the 11th Comcast Cares Day, which has grown to be one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts in the country, and we’re anticipating hundreds of participants this year in Martinsville. Volunteer projects will include cleaning, painting, gardening and general maintenance and clean up at the Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center, Martinsville High School, Martinsville Middle School, Albert Harris Elementary School and Patrick Henry Elementary School, and general litter pickup in several areas.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge and Comcast share a common goal — an ongoing commitment to the Martinsville community by providing local youth and families with opportunities to help them succeed in their goals. Our relationship is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can make a difference.
Comcast’s continued support over the years, through grants and other partnerships for initiatives like the Comcast Digital Connectors program, has helped us continue bringing valuable programs to local youth.
Together, we will continue to make a difference in this wonderful community on Comcast Cares Day and beyond.
Come join us in our effort to give back to the community and be green.
Lisa Nunn, program coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge