Major Donation from Amazon
"Leader for Hope" BGCM Partner
December 2020 - BGCM and Amazon, through Newark-based Audible, announced a very generous donation that establishes Amazon as a Leader for Hope partner. The gift will further the Clubs' mission to impact youth, particularly those that need us most.
During these unprecedented times, kids in the Trenton-area need us now more than ever before. Each day, hundreds of children arrive at our two Clubhouses to log into their virtual school day, so their parents can go to work. Club staff support students with their virtual schooling and provide meals, afternoon enrichment activities, tutoring, and homework help.
David Anderson, the CEO BGC Mercer, explains, "Amazon's support at this time enables us to help more parents, particularly essential workers. We provide for their children a safe, supportive and nurturing place to go and learn each day. Given the alternatives of youth being isolated at home and the stress families are currently experiencing from many directions, this gift is vital and inspirational in changing lives."
Jillian Irvin, Sr. Manager of Public Policy at Amazon, stated, "The Boys & Girls Clubs’ efforts to serve Mercer County youth is always crucial, but their work has become invaluable as Trenton-area families struggle with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon is happy to support the Boys & Girls Clubs as they positively impact the young people in Mercer County."
The Club looks forward to a bright and more secure future of helping Mercer County youth reach their full potential as productive, caring individuals and achieving their dreams.
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