The Kiwanis Club of High Point recently awarded The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club a grant to provide school supplies and youth scholarships as parents return to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kiwanis Club of High Point generously donated $6,000 to The Salvation Army of High Point as part of their initiative to provide immediate assistance to local families and children impacted by the pandemic, as they learn to navigate current economic challenges.
“Our club of volunteers and sponsors have been supporting the children of our community in various ways for the past 100 years,” explains Stephen LaFrance, President of the Kiwanis Club of High Point. “This year’s assessment of needs led us to back the efforts of The Salvation Army’s programs for school-aged children. It is our hope that the Kiwanis grant can assist in helping to position them for academic success in this unprecedented situation and mitigate some of the stress felt by working families.”
Within the grant, $1,500 is designated to purchasing school supplies for enrolled students as they prepare to return to new learning environments this school year. The remainder of the grant will provide much needed youth scholarships to help parents with the cost of childcare as they return to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic brought many challenges to families,” explains Amy Hudson, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point. “One of the greatest was how to transition back to work while finding summer care for their children at a price they could afford. Many were either laid off or working short time and already struggling with bills. This funding from the Kiwanis Club of High Point has allowed us to help ease this burden on the families in our community by offering scholarships to our STEM Summer Day Camp, while providing the youth opportunities for learning and fun in a safe environment.”
For more information about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point, please call 336-881-5444, visit www.tsabgchp.org, or take a tour at our location: 121 SW Cloverleaf Place, High Point, NC 27263.