COVID-19 Response and Reopening2021-11-09T11:07:44-05:00

COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County are currently operating under normal hours. The Clubs are open from 2:30pm until 8:00pm Monday through Friday and the Administrative Office is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday. To ensure the safety of our members and staff, we have implemented the following protocols. Each Club will continue to monitor their entrances and will check each member, staff, and guest upon arrival for their temperature and mask prior to entry into the facility. Masks are required at all times, except for eating or drinking, while inside the Clubs. Additionally, signage indicating that a person may not enter if they are diagnosed with Covid-19, are not fully vaccinated and have been exposed to Covid-19, have been instructed to quarantine, or are sick or experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19 is visible at the entrance of each facility.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Food Pantry

March 27, 2020 to September 10, 2021, the Friday Food Pantry operated each Friday from 4pm-6pm from The Teen Center. The Friday Food Pantry was open to anyone in the community who needed food, hygiene products, home goods, clothes, and educational toys.

Friday Food Pantry Statistics:

  • 74 total pantries
  • 2,425 total families served
  • 14,550 pounds of groceries given

PARTNERSHIPS

REOPENING

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County reopened to a limited number of members on Monday, July 6, 2020. The Clubs followed the recommendations of local, state, and federal health leaders to help keep our members and community safe. In the words of one Club director, “I can’t wait to see my kids again!”

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County continued to make our services available for children and teens during the school day for those members that remained in Virtual Academy during the 2021 spring semester, or on Remote Learning Days for those Club members that returned for in-person instruction. From July 2020 to May 2021, most of our Clubs operated from 7:30am-6:00pm Monday through Friday with an emphasis on supporting Club members with online/remote learning each day, as well as providing a chance for children and teens to be active, have fun, and get involved in other structured activities.

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Meals

  • Parrish Manor
    • Twice a week during the summer of 2020, Boys & Girls Clubs prepared and delivered 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 were closed.
  • Delivery Partnership with WCPSS
    • The Wake County Public School System and Wake County asked us to pick up meals at area schools using our fleet of buses and deliver them to four specific neighborhoods over the summer. All of these neighborhoods have Boys & Girls Clubs members who live there. One week in particular, we were able to deliver 2,135 meals!
  • Special Delivery
    • After schools closed and our Clubs closed, our Club directors delivered food and other necessities straight to the door of those who were without transportation!

Virtual Programs

Before our Clubs reopened in July, we posted daily to engage our members while social distancing.

Our program schedule included:

  • 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

Internet Access

The wifi at our Raleigh Boys Club, Teen Center, and Brentwood Club was made available when our Clubs were closed to members who needed it for schoolwork. Parents and kids could simply drive up and connect to the wifi from their car!

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

DONATIONS

Please click here to view items on our “wish list.” Donations can be dropped off at our Administrative Office located at 721 N. Raleigh Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27610 between 8:30am-5:00pm. Email Lindsey Doerr at ldoerr@wakebgc.org if you have questions.