Whatever It Takes
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica staff are doing whatever it takes to ensure our members and families have what they need, and we need your support now more than ever.
During this global crisis, our under-resourced families are being hit the hardest. The parents and guardians of our children work primarily in the sectors that are under the most strain—hospitality, entertainment, retail and in-home services. They have experienced reduced work hours or business closures, which means smaller and skipped paychecks.
We have shifted to deliver our programs to kids online and to provide our families with emergency assistance for essentials such as rent, bills, food and medicine. Still, our youth are facing the steep challenge of access. Many of our members do not have access to the devices and internet necessary to continue their education from home.
The Clubs' remain committed to connectivity and providing every tool and device needed to support the youth and families we serve.
Here are a few highlights of our Covid-19 Support:
- 10,300 meals, produce boxes, snacks, and lunches provided to members, their families, and Mar Vista Gardens community members in the first 20 days of distribution, alone!
- $21,750 of direct funds provided to members' families in the first 30 days of distribution
- 100% of SMBGC staff retained employment during the crisis
- 470+ phone calls made to families for support needs within the first two weeks of school closures
With daily online member engagement, learn from home lessons and live digital programming with Staff, up to date resources for education, physical fitness, and social emotional health, the SMBGC team has stepped up & stepped out of the norm to do whatever it takes to create GREAT FUTURES.
At Boys & Girls Clubs we say, when schools are out, the Clubs are in… this is putting us to the test.
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