The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Boys and Girls Club of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund. This grant will be used to purchase a sound system for the Recreation Center.
Every year the Boys & Girls Club of Door County has nearly 500 youth pass through its doors and between 180-200 every day. The Club works to provide programming to each of these children in order to help them achieve academic success, live healthier lives, and build good character and citizenship. The rec center has helped to achieve the goal of children at the Club being active for 30 minutes every day. Purchasing the sound equipment would enable the playing of music, showing of movies and open the space up to a variety of other activities for the youth they serve.
“The addition of this equipment will help the Club fully utilize their space, said Frank Maxwell, board member of the Door County Community Foundation. “The sound system will allow our local Boys & Girls Club to participate in more Boys & Girls Club of America programming.
From left to right: Brit Gartner, Program Director of the Boys & Girls Club, Frank Maxwell, board member of the Door County Community Foundation, and Adam Sutter, Development Director of the Boys & Girls Club.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Door County in to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe environment both physically and emotionally with structure and clearly defined acceptable behaviors.
For more information about the Boy and Girls Club of Door County, please visit www.bgcdoorcounty.org or call 920.818.1046.
The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Education Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Healthy Water Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, and the Women’s Fund.
For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit www.GiveDoorCounty.org.
The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.