Tacoma, WA (July 3, 2023) – Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS) received a $40,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Puget Sound Chapter to enhance security for youth in Kitsap and Pierce counties.
The funds will go toward security updates at four Club sites: Al Davies Branch, Bremerton Branch, Henry T. Schatz Branch, and Lakewood Branch. Updates will include installing security cameras, electric release keypads, and perforated mesh window coverings.
“ECF of Boeing Puget Sound has been an incredible supporter of ours for years. We are so grateful for their continued investment in our youth,” said Carrie Holden, President/CEO of BGCSPS. “Child safety is our most important priority and this grant will help us provide a safe environment for young people where they can thrive.”
BGCSPS is one of 36 non-profit organizations receiving support from the ECF of Boeing Puget Sound in this latest grant announcement.
“Our Boeing teammates are known for their generous investments of time and money to improve their communities in the Puget Sound,” said Katrina White, chapter president of ECF Boeing Puget Sound. “The Boys & Girls Clubs are a great way to invest in our young people and prepare them for a successful future.”
About Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Puget Sound
Boeing’s employee-managed Employees Community Fund (ECF) allows members to collectively invest in their communities. The ECF has provided approximately $1 billion to help local communities across the United States. There are ECF chapters at 20 Boeing U.S. sites, and each allows employees to pool tax-deductible donations to make a greater impact on their community. The Puget Sound Chapter funds local nonprofits that help thousands of families and individuals in the Puget Sound region where Boeing employees live and work. For more information, visit: https://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page
About Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound supports over 1,600 young people annually in reaching their full potential by providing safe places, caring mentors, and year-round high-impact out-of-school programming. Our holistic approach nurtures all areas of a child's development and offers critical support for kids and our community. We operate nine Club locations in Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason counties that enable children and teens to learn, create, play, be themselves and attain their best in academics, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership. All of this comes with affordable membership for all. We also operate programs beyond our walls, providing youth sports, extended learning opportunities, and licensed child care at schools in partnership with school districts and community organizations. bgcsps.org