I would like to take a little of your time to share some information about a cause that I am passionate about.
The youth in our community are facing many social and economic challenges. The majority of children in the city of Whittier are underserved. These young people do not receive additional educational support afterschool, they are often unable to get nutritional meals, and they lack access to positive self-esteem building relationships with adults.
Over 70% of Club members qualify for free or reduced lunch at school and over half of those members are at or below the federal poverty guideline. One in five Club members are from single-parent households. These children are in critical need of positive role models and community support. This is where the Boys & Girls Club steps in to bridge that gap.
Due to the generous support of community members and private foundations, the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier is able to offer this life-changing program to children for just $25 for an entire school year. This low price ensures that the most at-risk and vulnerable children can have access to the Club.
I ask that you join me in supporting this much-needed community organization. A donation of $25 or more today can give a child real-world experiences that will equip them with the tools they need to reach their full potential.
As a commitment to this cause, I will match any donation that you make before September 30th. Community support is how the doors that lead to great futures get opened for these children.