Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia recently received a grant from Facebook for $25,000 to continue to serve community youth during COVID-19.
Bob Mackey, president, and CEO of BGCNCG, said the grant will be utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide “breakfast and lunch for all youth who attend our programs and will provide additional technology structure such as electronic tablets, laptops, and will support more advanced capabilities for the youth while benefiting from our BGC programming.”
"The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia serve an essential role in caring for our community's young people," said Katie Comer, community development regional manager at Facebook. "We enthusiastically support them and are proud to provide this grant to further this critical mission. It's what neighbors do, and we've called this community home since we broke ground on our Newton Data Center in 2018."
“This partnership with Facebook will allow us to continue to serve the youth who need us most,” Mackey shared. “This funding will help provide the essential tools and resources we need to bring brighter futures to our youth. With community financial support such as this grant from
Facebook we will indeed get through this together. We are grateful for our partnership with Facebook and their helping hand to allow us to continue being innovative in the ways we serve our families and youth who need us now more than ever.”
The grant will support Madison, Walton and Newton County Clubs.
To learn more about BGCNCG or to give toward the youth, visit www.bgcncg.com or call 770-267-8034.