BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
I know the impact that our Clubs have on youth, but do you? Let me tell you about one Club member at the Duneland Boys & Girls Club. Nicky is a member who has down syndrome and is a real character. He is beloved by other Club members. They treat him special and like everyone else all at the same time. Many Club members watch out for him and know his health concerns and protect him. Yet, they also get frustrated with him and tell on him for things just like they would with any other Club member. They have never been told to treat him any differently, but when he plays kickball or whiffle ball, he always gets a homerun no matter where he kicks or hits the ball. The Club is a community that offers Nicky and all Club members a place to be kids. It’s a place to learn, play, explore and chase their dreams.
For only $35, you can provide a year membership to a Club member like Nicky and give them a safe place to be themselves.