SLauren B Frick FoundationThe Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club is requesting your financial support to help Grow for the future. Our plans include building a new 10,000 square foot addition and renovating our Kids Cafe’ and kitchen. There is a gap in affordable after school and summer programs for students. Our research estimates that we could serve another 400 children from Dalton, Orrville and Smithville and keep them from going home by themselves or spending time with friends in unsupervised places.
Our capital campaign will fund an addition that adds educational space, a multi-purpose room and handicap accessible restrooms. The renovation plans double the size of the Kids Cafe’ and kitchen. The club currently serves over 54,000 meals in an outdated kitchen that is only 9 by 10 ½ feet. We expect the newly renovated Kids Cafe’ can serve 67,000 meals.
Our campaign brochure further describes the need for new and renovated space, as well as our plan to solve this problem and the benefits our community will see as a result. Benefits include:
- Enabling more working parents to be productive at work without having to worry about where their kids are after school.
- Increasing the capacity of the club to provide services up to 400 more children.
- Tutoring more students after school and eliminating our waiting list.
- Feeding 20% more children.
- Creating new facilities for the club and our community to use.
As of today, we received a one-time $250,000 State of Ohio grant and $100,000 from the board, staff, and a few loyal donors making us closer toward our $1,500,000 overall goal. We are continuing discussions with several businesses and other major donors and hope to secure some “lead” gifts while we contact our community about the campaign.
The Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors has formally endorsed this project. It is our hope that you will commit to growing our club for the future and can make a one-time or multi-year pledge over the next three years (2017-2019).
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