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Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland Helping Kids in Need

Created: December 18, 2018 08:16 AM

Our Trees of Hope Campaign with Hom Furniture continues this week with Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. Like past phone banks, volunteers with the nonprofit woke up bright and early to run a phone bank during GMN Tuesday. 

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The nonprofit has locations in Duluth, Superior, Grand Rapids, and Coleraine. They serves kids 6 to 18 years old after school. Anyone who joins can get help with their homework and are provided an evening meal in a safe positive environment. The clubs also provide help to kids during the summer as well

"We have positive adult role models that let them know that somebody cares about them, " Todd Johnson, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland says. 

Some staff members become a significant adult figure in their lives. Johnson says that for some kids, home isn't a great place, so they spend a majority of their time at the club. 

Money donated to the nonprofit is put back out into the local community. 

"We charge an annual fee of $20 a year," Johnson says, "yet it costs us $800 a year to serve each one of the members."

Last year, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland served over 6,000 kids. 

Click here to donate.

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