Boys & Girls Clubs Members Team with Duneland Kiwanis and Wendy’s for the ELIMINATE Project

bgcpc-eliminate-2014Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County – Duneland Unit’s Torch Club members are dedicating the entire month of March to raise money for the ELIMINATE Project.

Collaborating with Duneland Kiwanis and Wendy’s in Chesterton, fifty Frosty ice cream snacks were donated to the Torch Club to sell in the Club’s Snack Shack. Each day, the Club’s Snack Shack will be selling different items and earmarking funds to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. For every $1.80 raised by Torch Club members through Snack Shack sales, a life will be saved by providing tetanus shots to expectant mothers.

In celebration of National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, Duneland Unit Torch Club members will be presenting a check of funds to the Duneland Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at noon.

“Our members are very excited about the fact that every $1.80 they raise saves the life of a child whose mother receives a tetanus shot. I have kids saying to me every day, ‘I saved a life today!’” states Joe Juarez, Duneland Unit Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s mission is to inspire and enable the youth of our community to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring individuals. Our Club staff impresses the importance of good character and leadership with our Club members. Community service projects, like ELIMINATE, are encouraged at our Clubs. For more information on how you can help with this project, contact Joe Juarez at (219) 926-9770.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter County’s youth since 1971. Clubs are open after school and provide a great place for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are also open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit

Photo: Club members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit enjoyed Wendy’s Frosty ice cream snacks while raising money for the ELIMINATE project which is devoted to eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.