COVID-19

LOOKING FORWARD

Our Clubs are planning for what things will look like in the coming months. As we have information about Clubs reopening, extended hours and services, etc., we will be prompt in letting you know.

 

UPDATES

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WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP

Food Pantry

We are open for a weekly Food Pantry each Friday! The Teen Center (701 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC  27160) will be open on Fridays from 4pm-6pm. Families are encouraged to come see what supplies we have.

Meals

  • Pickup Sites
    • There are many sites available for free meal pickup. Look at this map to find one nearest to you and find out more.
  • Parrish Manor
    • Twice a week, Boys & Girls Clubs is preparing and delivering 125 hot lunches meeting USDA guidelines to children at the Parrish Manor community in Garner, NC, where 90% of the community’s 165 families rely on free/reduced lunch programs at schools that are now closed.
  • Delivery Partnership with WCPSS
    • The Wake County Public School System and county have asked us to be responsible for picking up meals at area schools using our fleet of buses and delivering them to four specific neighborhoods. All of these neighborhoods have Boys & Girls Club Members who live there. One week in particular, we were able to deliver 2,135 meals!
  • Special Delivery
    • Our Club directors have been delivering food and other necessities straight to the door of those who are without transportation!

Virtual Programs

Tune in to our YouTube channel to join us in Boys & Girls Clubs at Home! We will be posting videos daily to engage our Members while social distancing. We encourage you to share your videos to myvideo@wakebgc.org.

Our program schedule:

  • Minute to Win It Monday w/ Ms. Ashley and Ms. Emily for game challenges
  • Tuesday – a new surprise every week
  • Work Out Wednesday w/ Ms. Kourtney and Mr. Rashad for an at home workout
  • Thursday – a new surprise every week
  • Fun Friday w/  a mix of Club staff with fun challenges and activities

We are also hosting virtual homework sessions to help our Members remain productive and learning as they take online courses.

Internet Access

The wifi at our Raleigh Boys Club, Teen Center, and Brentwood Club will now be accessible to Members who need it to work on schoolwork. Simply drive up and connect to the wifi from your car! Spectrum also has a free option available to those who qualify.

A special thank you to Genworth! Through our partnership with them, we were able to provide 30 new laptops to Members in need.

DONATIONS

The following is our “wish list” of items that we would like to provide in our weekly food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at our Teen Center (721 N. Raleigh Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27610) this Friday between 8:30am-12:00pm. Email Lindsey Doerr at ldoerr@wakebgc.org if you have questions.

Food Items:

  • Cheez-Its
  • Goldfish
  • Chips
  • Whole fruits
  • Snackable veggies (carrots/celery)
  • Fruit snacks
  • Bread (loaf)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Lunchables
  • Uncrustables sandwiches
  • Bottled water
  • Juice boxes
  • Applesauce
  • Pudding cups
  • Canned fruit/fruit cups
  • Soup Cans
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Canned noodles/pasta meals
  • Mac & cheese (Easy Mac)
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Mini cereal boxes
  • Milk
  • Eggs

Non-Food Items:

  • Family Needs
    • Gas station gift cards
    • Grocery store gift cards
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Household items
    • Baby wipes
    • Diapers
    • Baby formula
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Lysol wipes
    • Lysol spray
    • Masks
    • Gloves
  • Art Supplies
    • Construction paper
    • Colored printer paper
    • Markers
    • Crayons
    • Watercolor paint
    • Paintbrushes
    • Drawing paper
  • School Supplies
    • Educational workbooks
    • Pencils
    • Flip chart paper
    • Pens
    • Sharpies
  • Games
    • Uno
    • Connect Four
    • Playing Cards
    • Mancala
    • Monopoly Money
  • Sporting equipment
    • Jump ropes
    • Hula Hoops
    • Dodge balls (foam)
    • Foosballs
    • Ping pong balls
    • Playground rubber balls
    • Water balloons
    • Bubbles
    • Sidewalk chalk