Oceanside, CA (October 8, 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received $20,000 in emergency funding from Price Philanthropies. This grant will help offset the exponential increase in expenses brought on by the pandemic, including individual educational supplies and food for the Emergency Food Program. BGCO’s life-changing programs support the academic success and overall wellbeing of youth during these challenging times.
With school closures extending into the fall, on August 17th, BGCO transitioned from summer camp to our new Back2School program. Every weekday, the Back2School program provides youth with a quiet environment so they can complete classwork, high-speed internet access, academic support, nutritious lunches, and daily fitness activities. In addition, BGCO continues to offer our Emergency Food Program which provides curbside pickup of meals to at-risk community youth affected by food insecurity. To date, BGCO has served over 27,000 meals.
“We are extremely grateful for Price Philanthropies’ support. It is crucial that we help build a solid foundation for the academic success and wellbeing of at-risk youth during these tumultuous times. As school closures continue, this grant will help ensure that at-risk youth receive necessary educational resources and proper nutrition they need,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama at rguaderrama@BGCOceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities. We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About Price Philanthropies
Price Philanthropies is transforming the lives of youth and families through grant making and youth programs. We believe our community is full of opportunities worth investing in for today & future generations. We’re a private family foundation, founded by retail entrepreneur and philanthropist Sol Price. We believe in a just and fair society, and that those who are fortunate to accumulate wealth must give back.