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Partnerships Pay Off!

on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

What a month it's been at the Boys & Girls Club! THREE generous community partners came in to help HUNDREDS of our members!
 
On October 19, America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses set up a vision screening clinic at the Florence Club, and checked the eyesight of more than 100 Club members. Forty children were referred on for a more in-depth screening at the local store, and to get a new pair of eyeglasses- all without any cost to the members' families. 

Good vision is so important to school success, and we appreciate the very important partnership between ABCE and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that made the screening possible!
Earlier this month, the "Lowe's Heroes" came to the Florence Club with several large items for us to use at our Clubs: metal storage shelves, utility carts, and a large storage box full of recreation items such as footballs and hula hoops. These amazing visiting volunteers also left us with two toolboxes full of tools to have handy for repairs around our facilities.

London M was one of the 
happy winners of a new 
pair of athletic shoes.
And on another exciting day, a whole team from the Florence Kids Foot Locker store came with a DJ, door prizes, and a check for $5,000 from the Kids Foot Locker Foundation! Kids got t-shits and water bottles just for being there, and five lucky youngsters won a pair of athletic shoes of their choosing. The event was the culmination of an in-store check-out campaign called "Add-A-Buck," where customers donated $1, $3, or $5 at check-out throughout the month of September. We are one of only 10 lucky clubs nationwide that each received a generous donation.

THANKS to all of these businesses who gave generously of their time, talent, and treasure to make life better for so many of the kids in our community!!

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