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Boys & Girls Club awarded $3,500 grant

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.


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