Provo Boys and Girls Club provides free school supplies and clothing to those in need | Provo News

Kids always enjoy having a new outfit or two or carrying a new backpack when they return for a new school year. Many children in the area do not have this option.

For those who don’t have this option, Utah County’s Boys & Girls Clubs are available.

With the support of many local organizations and individuals, Utah County’s Boys & Girls Clubs will provide free school supplies, coats, shoes, clothing, backpacks, and more for school-age children in the community.

All ward members are invited to collect free school supplies for their children from the Provo Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club, 1060 E. 150 North on Saturday, 10am to 12pm.

“We live in such a generous community where kindness and compassion are so easily exemplified. We thank all donors who made this event possible and hope that the families can provide their children with everything they need for the start of the school year, ”said David Bayles, executive director of the local club.

As the main sponsor of the event, Molina Healthcare has partnered with Operation Warm to provide over 200 coats and pairs of shoes to help the community’s children prepare for a successful school year, added Bayles.

In addition, thousands of school supplies were provided by Staples, Operation Homefront, and the Dollar Tree, and many other donors provided water bottles, soft toys, shoes, jackets, and backpacks.

The event is open to all citizens who need support in preparing their children for the coming school year. A mask is required to participate. Individuals and companies interested in donating to this event in the future can contact Jenny Ostraff at [email protected]

The mission of the Utah County’s Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens and leaders.

The programs emphasize academic achievement, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.

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