September 24, 2017
 
Nonprofits in Taunton, Boston Get Corporate Support

August 15, 2017 — The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton recently received a corporate donation to support renovation of its facility, while Catholic Charities in Boston received a corporate gift to support training, tutoring, and mentoring programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Taunton Gets $50K Gift

The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton was one of 50 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, one in each state, to receive a $50,000 donation from Lowe's and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The grant, along with hands-on support from employee volunteers, will be used to refurbish the organization's facility at 31 Court Street in downtown Taunton and enhance its offerings as part of an effort to expand their teen membership.

“Lowe’s first teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2009 to improve Clubs across the country, knowing that youth are critical to the long-term health of our communities,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations.

In addition to serving as a daily drop-in facility for young people, the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton offers a licensed child care program, several youth and adult sports leagues, the Tiger Sharks Swim Team, and swimming lessons. Its strategic plan calls for it to the most widely sought-after, self-sustaining nonprofit in the Greater Taunton Region by 2025.

Catholic Charities Labouré Center Awarded $25K

Catholic Charities of Boston yesterday announced that its Labouré Center was awarded a $25,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support the center’s Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Training (NA/HHA), Youth Tutoring Youth (YTY) and Together Engaging Adolescents through Mentoring (TEAM) programs.

The grant aims to advance the work of the three programs by supporting operating costs, which will in turn enable NA/HHA staff to deliver training for students starting a career in the health care industry; YTY staff to aid low-income elementary school students in academic and personal development; and TEAM staff to advance their work in creating and nurturing mentor-mentee matches for at-risk youth.

“We are very excited that Wells Fargo shares our deep commitment to community development and education and look forward to partnering with them to expand the work of the Labouré Center and further enhance the stability of individuals and families in the area,” said Catholic Charities President Deborah Kincade Rambo.

Services provided by the Labouré Center include counseling services to adults and children, early childhood education and care, after-school programming for children, youth mentoring, basic needs services resources and a training program for nursing assistants and home health aides. The center primarily serves people in South Boston and the adjacent neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and the South End.

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