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Payless Shoes4Kids Program

Payless Shoes4Kids Program - The Club is pleased to announce that we have been selected as an official partner of Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. We are among hundreds of charitable agencies representing all 50 states, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Our Club will be distributing merchandise certificates for children’s shoes to our families through trips to our local stores in January.

This is the fifth year of the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program. Although studies show that properly fitting shoes are important for children’s health and development, a striking number of children don’t own a pair of shoes that fit. We are working to remedy that here in Massachusetts.

By helping families who may be struggling to provide their children with basic essentials on a daily basis, our Boys and Girls Club, in partnering with the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program, hopes to relieve some of the stress parents feel and bring joy to as many children as possible.” Our thanks to the staff at the Upham’s Corner and Field’s Corner stores for their assistance during the promotion.

Teen Summer Jobs - Teen members are encouraged to register on the Boston Youth Fund website for the City’s Summer Jobs program during the month of February. For more information please contact Mike Joyce (mjoyce@bgcdorchester.org).

February School Vacation - From 2/19 to 2/22 we will be offering a special vacation week program from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for ages 5-12 Parents must pre-register their children to take part and there is a $20 fee for each child for the week. Breakfast and luch will be served each day. Teen members will enjoy extended hours at no cost. For more information, or to register, please contact Kevin Vo (kvo@bgcdorchester.org).