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Boys & Girls Club gets Staples grant

July 09, 2004

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County has received a $10,000 grant from Staples Foundation for Learning. The grant will fund the renovation of the academic resource area used for the PowerHour program, which provides a safe and structured environment where children can do homework and other school projects. Through a previous grant, Staples associates from their Hagerstown Distribution Center helped remodel a portion of the club now known as the Staples Teen Center.

"This funding addresses the need for quality homework assistance for our children," said Buck Browning, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. "Staples Foundation for Learning continues to demonstrate its willingness to help our children be successful in school and help prepare them to be responsible adults."

"Staples Foundation for Learning is proud to support young people throughout Washington County by working with the Boys & Girls Club to provide a place where youth can thrive and reach their full potential," stated Joy Errico, Community Relations Supervisor of Staples, Inc.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County has been serving the community since 1941. The club offers programs at seven different locations throughout Maryland and Washington County. The local Club is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the United Way. Over 60 percent of the club's current staff are former Boys & Girls Club members.

Launched in August 2002, Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc. is a private foundation created by Staples Inc. to provide funding to charitable programs that support or provide job training or educational opportunities to all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. To date, Staples Foundation for Learning has awarded nearly $3 million dollars in grants to non-profit organizations and is a national sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit www.staplesfoundation.org.

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