1st Annual Boys & Girls Club Cares Day To Help 4 Local Clubs During National Conference
NEW ORLEANS – Boys & Girls Club professionals from around the country will give back to local New Orleans Clubs during Boys & Girl Clubs Cares Day, today, Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
More than 200 volunteers will transform four area Clubs to serve the local community that depend on Boys & Girls Clubs as a critical resource for local kids and teens.
With support of partners like Chevron, Cox Communications, Hands on New Orleans, Lowe’s and Rebuilding Together, local Clubs will receive needed improvements such as painting, creating murals, replacing sod, updating teen centers and much more.
Volunteer work will begin at 9:00 a.m., and there will be a ribbon cutting for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana’s Westbank Club’s new teen space at 900 Tenth St., in Gretna, at 4:00 p.m.
Greta Mayor Belinda Constant, Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Steve Sawyer, Director of Public Affairs for Cox Communications, will help open the new teen space at the Westbank Club.
Renovation at the 4 local clubs include:
• Covington Clubhouse
Volunteers will create an enhanced space for Club members and staff. Interior projects include painting, carpeting and general cleaning. Exterior projects include painting and beautifying the interior lobby, study and reading rooms, pressure washing and installing sod.
• NFLYET Clubhouse
Volunteers will provide a refresh to the spaces commonly used by Club teens as well as beautify outside areas. Exterior projects include pressure washing, tree/ bush removal, laying mulch, rail painting, sanding and repainting tables and benches, and creating a sustainable garden and plant boxes. Interior projects include painting the interior and exterior doors and frames, hallway, and various rooms throughout the Club, as well as general cleaning.
• Slidell Clubhouse
Volunteers will be creating an outdoor space around the Club and update the dedicated teen area. In the outdoor space, projects include pressure washing entry areas, painting railing, cleaning flower beds, laying field sod and adding mulch to the relocated playground area. Interior projects include painting the teen space and cleaning up the gamesroom equipment and general areas throughout the Club.
• Westbank Clubhouse
Volunteers will update a study area for teen Club members. Exterior projects include pressure washing and painting. Interior projects include building cubbies, carpeting/ tiling, mounting televisions, painting, and cleaning gamesroom equipment and general areas throughout the Club.