The Boys and Girls Club is kicking off its third annual phone-a-thon. Staff members are hoping to raise 20 thousand dollars in three hours. This year, staff had to raise a million dollars in order to keep the Illinois Valley, Grants Pass and Talent clubs open. It’s these high-expenses that shut down one of the clubs in White City.
“That’s the reason why we’re doing these. We do know we came up short every year in White City. It was a difficult decision for us to make as a staff to have to close that club,” said Special Events Marketing Director Renee Ludwig.
Wheeler-Toyota in Grants Pass plans to match up to ten thousand dollars of all of the donations.
“We count on local donations, local community donations to help us get through these times so these kids can come her and have a safe place to come,” said Ludwig.