How Clubs Have Served our Communities This Year
2020 has been a year of many changes. It has also been a time of great need in our community, across our country, and around the world.
This March, in line with guidance from Governor Brown and the state, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro temporarily suspended in-person programming for youth. Thanks to our incredible staff, volunteers, community partners, generous donations, and help from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan, we were able to immediately pivot to providing take-home meals, hygiene and household supplies, virtual programming and free counseling support for families.
We are incredibly grateful for everyone who has invested in and provided support for our community as we work to adapt to and overcome increasing food and job insecurity, learning challenges and educational disparities, trauma, and great uncertainty. While our service delivery model has changed, our support for youth and families has never wavered.