Fundraising efforts for Boys and Girls Clubs mental health program
Fundraising efforts for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland are under way with help from the Duluth Rotary Club and Leadership Duluth. However, at the moment, the fundraising efforts for mental health awareness are close to $25,000, halfway to the goal of $50,000.
Tammy Sundbom, the Resource Development Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland talked about the funds raised. “We’re taking one step closer to accomplishing the goal removing the stigma and creating the conversations and creating awareness.” Sundbom said. “We’re so grateful for the support of the Rotary Club of Duluth and leadership Duluth. Not only because of what this does and enables us to do with this program, but because of the awareness it brings to the community by talking about mental health programs.”
The fundraising efforts for helping children experiencing mental health problems is also cornerstone of the Boys and Girls Clubs mission. “I think we’re just really big on making sure that mental health is not a scary word. It used to be 20 years ago, ‘Oh, my goodness. You don’t talk about mental health’. Now let’s talk about it make the awareness global.” Sundbom said, “Programs like this and the BREATHE program are amazing and this is just where we need to for our community.”
Sundbom also said there are activities that can help children open up about their mental health. “One aspect of the Boys and Girls Clubs mental health awareness program is the medical help given to youth. “Another piece of the mental health program is our own patient services. So we do coordinate with practices in town to bring services right here for the youth.” Sundbom said. “We want to make sure that we’re addressing every aspect.” For more information on the fundraising efforts for the Boys and Girls Clubs you can look here. Also for other stories with the Boys and Girls Clubs you can look here.