Today we shared groceries with 400 families from our parking lot at our Boys & Girls Club in Stop Six. As you know, these monumental efforts are not being done alone. We have help from many people. And we need more. Additionally, at our branches across Tarrant County, kids and families are also receiving dinner and productive activities to do when they get home.
I never imagined that, overnight, we’d become a drive-thru Boys & Girls Club.
A mother waved over one of our branch directors today to her car window. She needed to talk, even for a few minutes. She was distraught. Her two teenage daughters had run away from home. Both attended the Club daily. One girl had called to check in; the other had not been heard from. The branch director began helping. Later, the branch director, upset, shared that everyday the girl who had not been heard from had a habit of stopping by the front desk to chat up our front desk staff. And nearly everyday she would tell the front desk staff about her struggles and even sometimes say she wanted to run away. The front desk staff would help her talk it out and get her mind and heart back on track for the night and next day ahead. Now, without her daily support, things are going terribly off track for this young lady.
Our families need the Club now when they pull up for a meal. And they will need us standing at the door to welcome them back to help them pick up the pieces.
Together we can,
A Drive-Thru Boys & Girls Club