2020 has been an extremely difficult year for Westfield families, but through it all, the dedicated staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield have been working to help our youth adapt to the new normal, and we are ready to continue serving our community with your support. Here's what The Boys and Girls Club has been up to since March:
Food: Since March, we have delivered over 150,000 free meals to greater Westfield youth and families facing food insecurity
Education: The Club has been re-configured as a Distance Learning Center in collaboration with the Westfield School Department, providing 150 kids a day with a safe place to attend school
Virtual Learning: When the Club was closed for in-person learning, our dedicated staff members made their learning and interactivity-based programming virtual, engaging youth at home through fun projects related to coding, podcasting, reading music, and more!
Youth Events: We had the opportunity to welcome the public with a series of free, socially-distanced Drive-In movie nights.
Summer Programming: On June 29th, the Club reopened for summer programming, engaging 224 youth in an authentic summer experience
Community Spirit: We have held drive-up events to continue supporting our community while socially distanced, including handing out more than 600 trick or treat bags for Halloween, 400 to-go dinners for Thanksgiving, and 450 dinner supplies as part of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program