“We hope this brings smiles to kids and makes a positive impact in our community. We ALL have the ability to make our world a better place!”- Will Lourcey, FROGs
When kids come to the Club, we want to support them in a way that helps them become productive, caring and responsible citizens. We want our Club kids to know that it doesn’t matter how old you are or what your background is, you can always find a way to show leadership and be a person of integrity.
As parents, we hope to inspire our children to service as well.
Now 15 years old, Will started FROGs when he was just nine years-old with the goal to eradicate hunger. Since then, he and many FROGs volunteers have been coming to the Club on a monthly basis to serve Club members meals and lead them in a community service project. When the Club’s service to the community changed in response to the Coronavirus, Will reached out wanting to help. FROGs made a financial gift to the Club to help us make sure that we can continue to provide food to those who need us most.
In late March, 10 year-old Ryan heard of food shortages across Tarrant County and expressed great concern to his mom. Ryan, with urgency, wanted to find a way to help meet this need. That very same day, Ryan and his mom saw a social media post about our daily, curbside feeding programs and knew it was meant to be. Since then, Ryan and his family have not only made a single financial contribution to support our feeding efforts, but Ryan led his family to repeat their gift to ensure we could continue to meet nutrition needs of our Club members and their families everyday.
A historic event planned by The Ladies Auxiliary of Arlington, the Cinderella Ball gives 20 high school girls the opportunity to conduct individual fundraising campaigns for Boys & Girls Clubs. Unfortunately, the 60th Annual Cinderella Ball was rescheduled in response to the Coronavirus. Eager to jump in and support the Club’s COVID-19 relief efforts, Kendall, along with her fellow candidates and Ladies’ Auxiliary volunteers, worked around the clock to make more than 600 masks in less than one week! These masks are durable and washable and are ensuring that we can safely continue food distribution efforts.
It is so inspiring to see young people supporting other young people. Their sweet, giving spirits have truly been a welcome bright spot for me and for our team at the Club. It truly doesn’t matter what you have, what your background is, or what your particular skills are - we can all find a way to give back. Will, Ryan and Kendall are shining examples of that.
Together we can,
Kids Helping Kids