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Boys & Girls Clubs teamed up with volunteers from BB&T to tackle a number of projects designed to boost member experience at their Zebulon Clubhouse. Associates from BB&T Human Systems and Data & Technology Services Digital Channel) will volunteer over 100 hours of their time during the month of June to help provide and set up new outdoor bleachers, clean and organize an office and storage room, set up new computers, and build and install additional cubbies for bookbag storage.
“Boys & Girls Clubs is grateful for partners like BB&T. Through Lighthouse Project, our Zebulon Club Members have been positively impacted by BB&T employees” said Hugh McLean, Vice President of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs.
“We wanted to work with Boys & Girls Clubs because of the great work they do in Wake County,” said Lara Gardner, Group Employment Manager. “We’re proud to team up with them and help in any way we can.”
The BB&T volunteers are taking part in the company’s eighth annual Lighthouse Project. The teams have each selected a project to assist a nonprofit agency to complete between April and June to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need. BB&T hopes their efforts encourage others in the community to volunteer their time and support organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs.
Since the inception of the BB&T Lighthouse Project in 2009, BB&T associates have completed more than 7,700 community service projects, donated more than 385,000 hours in volunteer service and touched the lives of more than 11 million people. Associates overwhelmingly voted to bring back the initiative this year. For more information about the Lighthouse Project, go to www.bbt.com/bbt/lighthouseproject/.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs
For nearly 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs opened its doors in Wake County in 1967, growing from one facility serving 205 members to seven Clubs serving nearly 5,000 children and teens in some of Wake County’s most deserving neighborhoods. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. Learn more about the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs are having in our community by visiting www.wakebgc.org.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with approximately $209.9 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $29.5 billion as of Dec. 31, 2015. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,139 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T has also been named one of the World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.