Helping Others is Important to Kidstop Members

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: November 15, 2012

BGC-Helping-Others-2012-1Youth members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Kidstop program recently held two collection drives benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Members from all nine Kidstop sites collected clothing items for their Back-to-School clothing drive. Hundreds of pieces were collected, sorted, bagged and then donated to Goodwill Industries.

Members from the Kidstop site at Simatovich Elementary held a collection drive of pet-related items for the Porter County Animal Shelter to help promote the Shelter’s “Adopt a Dog” campaign in October.

BGC-Helping-Others-2012-2Kidstop is a program supported by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County which provides high quality before and after school child care at nine school sites in Porter County. Kidstop is open from 6:30 a.m. until the school day begins and after school until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fees are based on usage with morning, afternoon, all day and full week options available. Financial assistance is also available to those who qualify.

Since 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been providing youth development programs to boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.

For more 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 www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.

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Members Kidstop program sites collected clothing items for their Back-to-School clothing drive.
Members from the Kidstop site at Simatovich Elementary collected pet-related items for the Porter County Animal Shelter to help promote the Shelter’s “Adopt a Dog” campaign in October.