Local Companies Join Forces To Help Boys & Girls Club
“Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive programs for kids and assists many families with the difficulty of what to do with children after school while the parents are working. I went to the Portland Club as a child for swimming and as an adult have been very involved with the Club,” said Stan Bennett, President of Oakhurst Dairy. “It’s important for businesses to support programs that help make their communities tick. At Oakhurst Dairy, we take our corporate responsibility seriously and assisting with programs that enhance the health and well being of our children like this transportation program is one simple way that we can help.”
“We are so grateful to be in a community where companies generously support our needs,” said Robert Clark, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. “Without the use of these vehicles, some of our kids wouldn’t be able to participate in our programs. There are many
The vehicles help transport members to the Clubs from schools and various locations each afternoon. They are an important aspect of the afternoon programming, allowing the Clubs to take various field trips throughout the year and offering members a chance to experience places they don’t ordinarily have the opportunity to attend, such as a hiking trip or to a local amusement park. Boys & Girls Clubs are still looking for sponsors for the
“When Stan came to us with the proposition, it was an easy decision to get involved,” said
Keith Burkley, Division President of Time Warner Cable of
Founded in 1909, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine is an independent affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation's oldest and largest organization with a primary mission of providing services to youth from disadvantaged circumstances. The dynamic organization now serves an average of 2,200 boys and girls a year, including an increasing number of immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
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Pictured from left to right: Robert Clark, Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine; Stan Bennett, President, Oakhurst Dairy; Mike Edgecomb, Government Relations Manager, Time Warner Cable New England Division; and