Olivet Clubs to Partner with Giant on Specialized Initiative Programs

Olivet Boys & Girls Club will be receiving a $10,000 donation from The GIANT Company to help support Olivet Specialized Initiative Programs. The donation will be used to replenish and grow youth care closets as Olivet Clubs continue to hand out items to those in need in the community.

This partnership will allow Olivet to continue working with local school districts, guidance counselors, social workers, and homeless liaisons to identify youth and families in need and connect them with these essential items and services.

“Our efforts to build partnerships with great organizations like The GIANT Company opens doors to the youth of our community. Our children look to our as a safe place, full of hope, our team members as family; we continue to develop better ways to serve the needs of the children of our community. The GIANT Company is helping us keep hope alive at Olivet and we are so grateful for their partnership for our youth” said Chris Winters, President and CEO of Olivet Boys & Girls Club.

”We are excited to join the Olivet Boys & Girls Club and work together to enhance the lives of families and children across Reading-Berks County,” said Aaysha Noor, head of diversity and inclusion, The GIANT Company. “Taking steps today to ensure the basic needs of area youth are met will ensure a brighter tomorrow for the entire community.”

Olivet Boys & Girls Club Specialized Initiative Programs include our new Hubs of Hope, which will allow youth and those in need throughout Reading and Berks County to have access to free hygiene items, clothing, shoes, winter necessities, non-perishable food items, mental health counseling, and feminine hygiene products.

Olivet will continue to collaborate with other non-profit agencies and partners across the county to allow these Specialized Initiative Programs to flourish while reaching thousands of youth annually.

“Olivet Boys & Girls Club continues to adapt and overcome the continued hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide programming and essential needs to youth across Berks County” said Alec Reinert, Resource Development Officer for Olivet” said Alec Reinert, Resource Development Officer for Olivet.

“We are fortunate to have so many great partners and donors willing to help us reach youth whether it be through remote learning, emergency grab and go meals, afterschool programming, or our specialized initiative programs. We continue to shift our focus to a holistic approach, catering to the needs of the mind, body, and soul of youth, especially those who need us most.”

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