Boys and Girls Club of Central Orange Coast is calling on our local community businesses to support us as we are able to serve in the areas of greatest need. We have been working with healthcare officials, local and state government, school districts and nonprofit partners to identify how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast can best serve.

We have identified three key ways and have already begun activating our services to meet these needs. We have already begun registration to serve the families of healthcare workers and first responders who the government has deemed essential employees and who desperately need the childcare we are able to provide.

If ANY of the Chamber members fit this critical sector and are in need of this valuable service, please have them reach out to us to register for the program. We have reduced ratios to ensure physical distancing protocol followed, and that we have set up policies and procedures around the sanitation of our Clubs, staff, and our members.

Our virtual services for College Bound have gone into their third week and have had over 300 interactions with seniors and juniors in the program to provide workshops, trainings, coaching, support these kids need during this critical time in shaping their futures. This world crisis should not prevent these young students from achieving their academic dreams and our program has been able to support them.

Finally, through coordination with other nonprofit partners, we have been able to provide Club resources to the community as a whole and will be serving our third food distribution later today. This community event has helped us to identify families that are in desperate need of food while many programs have had to close their doors. Each week, we have provided 150 boxes of food to families with the help of Second Harvest Food Bank.