The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Opus Community Foundation toward the continued implementation of SMART Girls. The Opus Community Foundation “provid[es] financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in our communities”. SMART (Skills Mastery And Resistance Training) Girls positively impacts the community by empowering participants to make positive decisions regarding their health while also encouraging girls to achieve their goals. SMART Girls is currently offered in 11 Clubs and is open to girls ages 8-18.
Wells Fargo Foundation Funds Power Hour
The Wells Fargo Foundation awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County (BGCSC) with a $20,000 grant to implement Power Hour across the organization. Power Hour, an afterschool homework help and tutoring program, helps youth stay current on coursework and achieve academic success. Clubs dedicate an hour Monday through Thursday for youth to complete their homework and provide rewards and incentives to further motivate youth. BGCSC is pleased to continue to work with the Wells Fargo Foundation to work toward shared goals of promoting academic achievement among low and moderate income youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County received a generous gift from the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation to help pay for a new van for our Arlington Club. Located in the City of Arlington and serving a growing area in North Snohomish County that includes Arlington, Darrington, Oso, Stanwood, Lakewood, and north Marysville. The Club served 1,900 school-age youth in 2013, and 360 per day. The van will provide transportation to and from school as well as for field trips during scheduled school breaks, including the summer.
Area Director and Snohomish Club Unit Director Marci Volmer has been awarded the 2013 Spirit of Snohomish Award, presented by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. This annual award is given to an individual who puts the City of Snohomish first; a person with great enthusiasm for the future of the city of Snohomish, and in her case the future of youth in Snohomish. Because of the many ways Marci has served her community, as an active member of the Kiwanis, her dedication to the Adopt-a-Sock program, the summer Kid’s Café and the countless hours she has given to raising awareness for youth activities in the city of Snohomish, the Chamber applauded her at their annual Special Awards and Recognition Presentation. Marci’s significant contributions are numerous and as a long time Chamber Board member who has always been there to support Chamber events and activities, she has earned the gratitude of the organization. On Tuesday, April 15, the Chamber was honored to celebrate her many contributions to the Snohomish community by presenting her with the award. Please join us in congratulating Marci.
Thank you to Macy’s for donating over $30,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County to help kids have Great Futures! Each year the Alderwood and Everett Macy’s stores and associates encourage their customers to enroll in the Thanks for Sharing program which gives shoppers extra savings from September through the end of December. A portion of the enrollment fee is donated to national and local charities.
Macy’s Thanks for Sharing has raised over $100 million for charitable causes since 2002, and we are pleased they support us locally in Snohomish County. Thank you Macy’s!