Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hope Fund Benefits Boys & Girls Club

From the Times-Union, which donated $8,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County, for after school program scholarships.

Hope Fund lifts program for kids

Donors help after-school activities at Boys & Girls Club in Rensselaer

RENSSELAER Thanks to generous Capital Region donors, kids get after-school cheese, crackers, apple juice and tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club.
''In the old days it was just a gym and swim after-school activities, but it has changed a lot since then,'' said Richard Van Vorst, executive director. ''These kids have no place to go after school and many are from single-parent homes or homes where both parents work.''
For more information, including how to contribute, go to: http://timesunion.com/fund/. Gifts by mail: The Times Union Hope Fund, Times Union, Box 15270 Albany, NY 12212

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club or donate directly to their programs online at http://www.bgcsorensco.org/.

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