SALVATION ARMᙒS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS RECEIVE GRANTS FROM THREE FOUNDATIONS 02/11/2010
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2010
|CONTACT: Brian Haldeman
Unilever United States Foundation, Allegis Group Foundation and Wright Family Foundation support youth programs.
Three foundations have provided a total of $25,000 in grants to support two of the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Clubs.
Unilever United States Foundation granted $10,000 to the Glen Burnie Boys and Girls Club to support its Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood programs. Smart Girls focuses on pregnancy prevention and family education and emphasizes how to be smart women in our society. Passport to Manhood focuses on helping boys become responsible men. The Unilever United States Foundation’s mission is to bring Vitality to life by creating societal benefits for individuals and communities that promote nutrition, hygiene and well-being and environmental sustainability. The Foundation supports a number of supports national and local community organizations.
Wright Family Foundation provided $10,000 to the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club. The grant will be used to support the Club’s many educational and recreational programs, including Smart Moves, a coeducational program that focuses on drug & alcohol education. The Wright Family Foundation is committed to diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support, and enrichment programs for at-risk children to realize their full potential.
The Glen Burnie Boys and Girls Club received an additional grant of $5,000 from the Allegis Group Foundation. The money will be used to support the Club's programs which enhance educational attainment and character development. The Allegis Group Foundation builds strong partnerships with several key organizations and provides local involvement and national sponsorship for its community partners. The Foundation participates nationally with Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, United Service Organizations (USO) and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“We are very appreciative of these Foundations’ generosity and thank them for their support,” said Major Roger Coulson, head of the Salvation Army’s Baltimore Area Command. “Because of this support, we will be able to continue to serve the Baltimore area’s at-risk youth through our Boys and Girls Clubs.”
Each of the three Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs work collectively with families, schools, and outside agencies to provide Baltimore area at-risk youth, ages 6 to 18, with fun educational, recreational, cultural, and technological experiences, helping them to build new friendships, learn new skills, and explore their own talents and strengths. The Clubs' various programs and activities are designed to prepare at-risk youth for a successful transition into adulthood.
To interview Major Roger Coulson, Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command, call Brian Haldeman at 410-662-4573.