Rise to the Challenge | Support Our Crisis Response

Rise to the Challenge | Support Our Crisis Response

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$1,000

Reaching our goal of $1,000 reminds our community that we are stronger together than alone during COVID-19 & beyond this health pandemic.

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$10 per month

SUSTAINABLE GIVING: Your $10 monthly donation will help support our Clubs needs all year long. Make a larger impact today!

$25

FOOD & NUTRITION: Your $25 donation will go towards our snack pack program, serving healthy snacks and meals to local youth. For many young people, their last meal of the day is the food they receive at a Boys & Girls Club.

$50

BANDWITH: We are strengthening our virtual programs to ensure kids are learning out of the classroom setting. Your $50 donation will help support the internet needed to keep this program strong.

$100

CHANGING LIVES: Staff members are reaching out to Club families during this scary time to provide resources. Your $100 donation will help ensure our staff remains properly prepared.

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THE CRISIS FACING OUR CLUB

COVID-19 is affecting families in Northern Orange & Sullivan Counties in a variety of ways:

743 Club kids face IMMEDIATE food insecurity

75% of our families live at or below the poverty line and face potential job losses

100% are isolated at home in this crisis


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Parents are concerned about their kids, their jobs, their futures

I have children and parents to care for. What if I get sick?

What if I lose my job and can’t pay my rent or buy groceries?

If our kids do not go back to school “soon” how will I be able to work?

How will my kids keep learning?


HOW WE ARE RESPONDING

Food and Nutrition

Kids who rely on the breakfast and lunch programs at school will be able to access healthy meals through their local school district.


In partnership with the Pine Bush School District, the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club supplied 150 backpacks filled with school supplies and healthy snacks!


In partnership with Operation Feed Phase II, the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club supplied over 2,000 food service gloves, picked up and assembled 609 meals and 655 snack packs with over 3,800 individual snacks to families in Fallsburg, Liberty, and Monticello.


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LEARNING

We are strengthening our virtual programming to ensure kids are still learning in the out-of-school time through targeted and engaging activities. Our virtual programming launched on our social media platforms on April 7, 2020 & continues today, with 8 targeted posts each week with newsletters of activities and videos of our staff demonstrating fun, safe, educational activities for our Club kids & families.


SOCIAL SOLUTIONS

Staff members are calling current Club members families at home so they can hear a familiar voice and have someone to talk to during this scary time.

200 Check-in calls with the families occur monthly.

150 hand written note cards sent home to Club kids letting them know we are thinking of them.


OVERCOMING THIS CRISIS TOGETHER

The Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club will re-open once we know it is safe to do so. In the meantime, kids and teens need us now more than ever before, and our organization has responded with innovative programs to meet their needs. 


When we do reopen, we will have a huge job ahead of us – to get the kids of Northern Orange & Sullivan Counties back on track to their Great Future! We will have to stem learning losses and make sure kids do not slip through the cracks.


Long-term, our Club will be vital to rebuilding our community.
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For parents and families getting back on their feet, the Club will save them money when funds have never been tighter, provide a safe place for their children to go while they are working, and offer an evening meal or snack for low or no cost.  For kids, the Club will restore a feeling of safety that has been lost as they face empty grocery store shelves, sick friends and neighbors, school cancellations, and the 24-hour news cycle. 


Club programs, such as “Power Hour” and “Money Matters” will get kids back on track.  And maybe most importantly, at the Club, kids and teens will get to be kids again: playing with friends, spending time with mentors and heroes, watching guest speakers, and going on field trips.



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Will You Stand with Us to Support the Kids of Northern Orange & Sullivan Counties?

Join us as we respond to our community in crisis.
Your gift TODAY helps kids TODAY!

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Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club is a tax-exempt public nonprofit (federal tax ID #13-3741014). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.