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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.