Monday, May 17, 2010

Fund For Boys and Girls Club Slashed

The Boys and Girls Club depends on private contributions from community-minded individuals who believe in their mission- to help at-risk youth become successful adults. However, since state budget cuts have reduced funds received from Temporary Aid to Needy Families ( TANF), the Boys and Girls Club will now have to rely even more heavily on private contributions.

According to Christy Grice, Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club of East MS, TANF usually provides anywhere from 2-4 million in the form of grants to the program. This year, only one million will be available, and that money will be split amoung forty-nine different chapters in MS. At the Oxford club. Grice is asking businesses to step forward to make contributions to the Boys and Girls Club.































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