Boys & Girls Club awarded $3,500 grant
3/26/2013 5:59:00 AM
KINGMAN - The Boys & Girls Club of Kingman has been awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., under a new program that lets Staples associates direct donations.
"Staples Foundation is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our associates live and work," said Katy Dobbs, director of global community relations for Staples Inc. "Through the 2 Million & Change program, we are pleased to support our associates and the local nonprofit organizations that matter to them most."
The 2 Million & Change philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation allows associates around the world to direct more than $2 million of foundation funding to nonprofit organizations focused on education or job skills.
In 2012, associates directed more than $1.4 million of Staples Foundation grants to 434 nonprofit organizations in communities nationwide. The program will award additional funds to international organizations.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kingman provides an after-school program to children in the Kingman area. Busing is provided to the club by the Kingman Unified School District and the Kingman Academy of Learning.
The club offers a variety of activities for children: tutoring, arts and crafts, games and physical activities in the gym.
The club also has a weekly backpack food program that offers hungry children in the Kingman area a backpack with non-perishable food to take home on Friday afternoons.