Goodwill Community Foundation® Donates $140,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties

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Contribution Supports Creating Opportunities for Youth in Rocky Mount, NC

The mission of GCF® is to create opportunities for a better life and that’s exactly what the Boys & Girls Club Nash/Edgecombe Counties is doing,” says Reverend Dennis McLain, GCF® President.

Goodwill Community Foundation® (GCF) has donated $140,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Unit. This infusion of cash places the organization on a sound financial footing, allowing for program expansion and growth to benefit area youth.

The donation is part of a GCF grant program that seeks out and contributes to community organizations that create opportunities for people across eastern North Carolina and the globe. The reach of this program is broad and includes organizations in nearly every corner of the world - The Place Of Possibilities in Aulander, NC; The Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh, NC; The Huchuy Yachaq Association in Cusco, Peru; and The New Life Center in Zambia.

“The Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe County gives children an opportunity for a better life by giving them the essential tools for success at the time they are most vulnerable, during non school hours of the day. The mission of GCF® is to create opportunities for a better life and that’s exactly what Ron Green and his team are doing,” says Reverend Dennis McLain, GCF® President. “The Club is now positioned to empower children with the knowledge and resources to better their life and we’re proud to be able to help in that cause.”

“Without this donation, our service to local families was limited. Without the financial support of GCF® we would not have been able to grow our offerings and reach our potential as a community organization,” says Ron Green, Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties chief professional officer. “GCF and Dennis McLain are truly invested in the future of our children. They believe in creating better futures for our young people and they’ve shown that support through these generous gifts.”

The facilities and programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgcombe Counties will continue to provide services that help children develop self-esteem, values and life skills during critical periods of growth and development. This helps young people better reach their full potential as positive and productive citizens. The local young people and their families who benefit from the services offered by the Club rely on this support. Without the assistance, the Club was in danger of losing programs and resources necessary to support the future citizens of our communities.

ABOUT GOODWILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION® (GCF®)
The Goodwill Community Foundation® has been a leader in an era of change, providing jobs and job training. The mission of GCF is to create and provide education, employment and life enrichment opportunities for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives

For more information on GCF®, visit us at http://www.GCFGlobal.com.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NASH/EDGECOMBE COUNTIES
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties has an impressive history which began over 43 years ago with the establishment of the Boys Club in Rocky Mount, NC. The organization has since grown to serve thousands of young people between the ages of 5-18 in three locations.

Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties has become one of the leading youth service organizations in the country. The Club provides a world class experience that assures success is in the reach of every club member, with each on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information on the programs and services offered by the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, please visit http://www.bgcnec.org.

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