BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
I heard a story from a staff member that will forever be in my heart. One Club member really needed a place to vent daily after long and tough days of school. The many difficulties this Club member faced is not something any child should have to go through. A few months passed and the staff and Club member shared many life stories together. There was a time the Club member wasn’t attending daily, but when she came back to the Clubs she found that staff member. The artwork she created was still hanging on the staff’s desk. The Club member broke down and admitted she had thoughts of suicide and wondered if anyone would miss her. She told that staff member that she now knows there is someone who cares about her. A simple piece of artwork and a staff member who listened daily left a mark on this young Club member. The Club gives her a place she can be herself and she knows that the Club is a place that cares for her and appreciates her for who she is.
For only $35, you can provide a year membership to a Club member and give them a safe place to be themselves and feel emotionally safe.
P. S. If you make a gift the week of May 24 - 31, 2016 - you will help us possibly win an additional $15,000 for the Clubs!