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Support Boys and Girls Clubs

Published 9:00pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Boys and Girls Clubs support hundreds of families in Suffolk. This weekend, the clubs got some support of their own.

A record number of people came out to Constant’s Wharf on Saturday for the third annual Barbecue and Oyster Roast. The food was great, the rain held back, the band played well and the local politicians were out in full force.

But nobody was there for any of those things. They were there to support an organization that does arguably some of the most important work in Suffolk.

In a time when many adults are wringing their hands about young people’s academic achievement, obesity epidemic, lack of positive role models and, for some, hunger problem, the Boys and Girls Clubs are doing something about all of these issues and more.

Children who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs get homework time, a meal, fitness and arts activities, academic enrichment programs, mentoring and more during the hours they spend after school at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Suffolk. Located at John F. Kennedy Middle School, the clubs are a lifeline for families who cannot have a parent at home when the children get out of school and for children who otherwise may not get a solid meal at night, a positive role model in their lives or homework support.

Though the event was a success, the clubs still are in need of donations and volunteers. More of both allows the clubs to offer more experiences to the children.

For more information on how to contribute to the clubs, visit www.bgcseva.org.

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