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  • By Vanessa Merhib
  • 20 Dec, 2016

Celebrating the season of giving

At the Boys & Girls Club we are often on the receiving end of individual, businesses, family and community giving and support. Research shows happiness can more likely be achieved through the act of giving to others, whether that is in time, talent or treasures. Everything the Boys & Girls Club does, our teachers, our buildings, our supplies,  they are all from the generosity of others to meet the mission of the Club. For all of us that work at the Club, it is a daily humbling experience to see and experience so much giving and ultimately such a large collective group of people that believe in hope and opportunity for kids, a community and our world.

 The joy of giving and gratitude are two important qualities we also want to instill in our members at the Boys & Girls Club. We hope that through our visits to assisted living and nursing homes to play games, bake and have fun, our Keystone leadership group that is contributing to improve literacy and our programs that encourage our kids to take actions for others, we are able to pay forward all that has been given to the Club by creating future leaders, contributors and volunteers. Thank you all for your belief in kids, the Club and good in the world! Happy Holidays!

Interested in reading more about the power of giving? Click the link below for a great article.


Vanessa Merhib

Executive Director

serving Brookings, Moody County & Yankton
1126 Southland Lane
Brookings, SD 57006  
(605) 692-3333
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