Representing the state of Illinois, the organization is one of 51 Boys & Girls Clubs around the country to receive this grant to create safer spaces for Rockford’s kids and teens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Rockford announced they have received a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to build a new entrance into the Blackhawk Club, 330 15th Avenue, in order to provide safety and security for our members and staff. The grant is part of Renovation Across the Nation, a program between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Lowe’s that provides one Club in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a grant and volunteer support from Lowe’s to complete much-needed improvements and renovations.
The Blackhawk Boys & Girls Club was selected as the signature Club in the state of Illinois for 2018. As the need to update facilities increases and maintenance costs rise, Lowe’s support will help the Club make critical improvements to ensure the Club remains a safe and inviting place for Rockford’s youth who need it most.
“We are very excited to partner with the Lowe’s in our community,” said Chip Stoner, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockford. “We have needed to update and secure the entrance at the Blackhawk Club for years to protect members and staff but haven’t been able to financially see the plans come to fruition. However, with Lowes support and generosity, it is becoming a reality. We hope that our community will support our local Lowe’s to recognize their commitment to help our area kids that are building a great for themselves.”
The renovations will began in November and the Club has been partnering with the Lowe’s stores in Rockford to complete the renovation. The new secure entryway is scheduled to be finished by December 31, 2018. To learn more about the Lowe’s and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership, visit https://www.bgca.org/about-us/our-partners/lowes.
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