COVID-19 Response and Reopening2020-10-13T13:43:42-04:00

COVID-19 Response and Reopening

SCHOOL YEAR OPERATIONS (beginning October 27)

On September 29th the Wake County Board of Education approved a plan that will welcome younger children back to school for daily instruction with remaining students attending schools in rotations or remotely.

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County will continue to make our services available for children and teens through the end of the first semester for Wake County’s traditional calendar. Most of our Clubhouses will continue to operate 7:30AM-6PM Monday through Friday.

No transportation will be provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs during the first semester for those Club Members attending school in-person. The Clubs are available for these Members in the afternoons at no charge. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause for our families.

Please find more details here.

Boys & Girls Clubs membership information

PARTNERSHIPS

REOPENING

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County reopened to a limited number of Members on Monday July 6. The Clubs will be following 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!”

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

  • Parrish Manor
    • Twice a week during the summer, 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 county have asked us to pick up meals at area schools using our fleet of buses and delivering them to four specific neighborhoods during the summer. 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
    • After schools closed and our Clubs closed, our Club directors delivered 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! 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 your 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

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