BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
My involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County as a Board member began on a very personal level. My journey with the Clubs began with the untimely death of my sister who was raising two children on her own. Not only were the lives of my two nephews forever changed, but the lives of my entire family. During this time, the Clubs stepped in. My nephews became members of the Club and found much solace, yet opportunity with their membership. They found staff members in which they could confide in, programs to participate in to take their mind away from the loss of their mother for a few hours, friendships that have lasted long into their future, and opportunity to discover new interests. If it were not for the Clubs in the lives of our family, things may have turned out differently. I am proud to say that one of my nephews was named Youth of the Year for Porter County and he now works with a local technology company. Our Clubs provide children with that “safe” place – a place where they feel comfortable being themselves no matter what their life circumstances are. Club membership is only $35 – which provides a year of life-changing and character building programs. It made a difference in the lives of my family, will you help in making that difference in the lives of other children in our communities? Thank you!