Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lambda Phi Sorority Donates to Boys and Girls Club

A BIG thank you goes to the wonderful ladies of the Lambda Phi Sorority for their generous donations to the Boys and Girls Club. Their Sorority is also providing pizza and drinks for the kid's Christmas Party this year, another wonderful blessing! We appreciate everyone who donates to the Club to help us keep a safe, fun and enriching place for kids.

The kids at the Boys and Girls club are able to enjoy video games, pool tables, ping pong, air hockey, basketball, arts & crafts and woodworking in our woodshop. A treadmill, weight bench/small weights, stepper, ab lounge, and lower back machine are in a small exercise area to give the kids physical activities for healthier bodies. Along with daily club activities, field trips have been important in building their morale. Trips consist of zoo trips, baseball games, fishing trips, roller skating when funds allow and we also try to provide holiday parties throughout the year. In the future, the club hopes to buy computers with updated windows systems to enable the kids to do their homework more effectively. The attendance at the club averages from 25 to 45 kids daily with a total membership of about 160. The kids are responsible for keeping their "home away from home" clean and tidy.

The Greenville Boys and Girls Club operates with the help of the United Way and generous donations from our community. Field trips average $250.00, woodshop supplies and paint costs yearly are around $1,500. Other costs are cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning soaps, mopping supplies, and keeping game systems updated and repaired. Present hours of operation are: Monday-Thurday from 4:00- 8:00 and special Saturdays for showing movies at the club. The Club's Director is Tom Jenkins and iit's governed by a board of approximately 20 people. Pictured L-R are: Club President Steve Willman, Joan Mote (Lambda Phi), Rita McCans, Club Board Member, and Susan Schaar (Lambda Phi). For donations contact Steve Willman (swillman@woh.rr.com) or Rita McCans (rmccans@marykay.com)

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