• Goodwill Community Foundation Invests $50,000 in Kid’s Futures



    Goodwill Community Foundation Invests $50,000 in Kid’s Futures 
    Winterville, NC – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain received a general grant from the Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) on May 22 to help Club kids create opportunities for a better life. The $50,000 check was hand delivered by Dennis McLain, President of Goodwill Community Foundation, as a contribution to support young people in Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene County and the Jarvis Unit. McLain stated, “The Goodwill Community Foundation’s support for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is based on the knowledge that the children and young people they serve are provided a safe environment that will support them in their development of character, intellect and self-esteem.  Without this community service, many of these children would become members of gangs or end up roaming the streets and getting into trouble.  Their educational achievement opportunity would be compromised.  GCF understands that support for this program is an important part of our mission of Creating Opportunities for a Better Life (r).”

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain have been working with the Goodwill Community Foundation for over 8 years. This grant with aid in the Club Programs that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and citizenship with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities. President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain, Kimberly Boyd, stated “Goodwill Community Foundation is a dedicated partner who has stepped up in support of youth across this region. We are so fortunate to have their support. They are investing in the next generation of leaders for Eastern North Carolina.” The check presentation took place at the Jack Minges Unit in Winterville, NC. 
     
    The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 Clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret, and Craven Counties serving approximately 1,400 members daily and 3,600 annually. Club programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and citizenship with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities. For more information, visit the Clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call (252) 355-2345. 

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