At present the Ukiah Every day Journal kicks off its annual fundraiser for the Ukiah Boys and Ladies Membership. This group, devoted to giving all youngsters a secure and productive place to play and study, wants your assist to maintain the doorways open.
At the same time as COVID19 despatched children dwelling to be schooled on-line, the Membership was prepared. Though the Membership was closed on web site, employees members have been in a position to serve the children by supplying them with weekly BGCU baggage stuffed with actions, tasks and supplies; doing dwell Zoom tutorial conferences; and posting the recordings to Fb and YouTube for individuals who couldn’t entry the shows. It reopened on web site final August.
Now that summer time is upon us and native youngsters can be out of college and increasingly more mother and father are going again to jobs the place they’re wanted within the workplace, or retailer, or restaurant and many others., the Membership can be an essential place for his or her youngsters to maintain up their studying expertise, play with different youngsters and, most essential, not be caught at dwelling alone or wandering the streets of Ukiah with nothing to do.
This yr our fundraising objective is $45,000.
We hope so as to add that to the $18,000 already donated by native organizations who assist the Membership and its actions. We need to thank the Ukiah Police Division ($8,000), Rod and Josie Vargas ($5,000) the Financial savings Financial institution of Mendocino County ($4,000) and Mendocino Redwoods ($1,000) for his or her generosity as we kick off this yr’s drive.
As we do yearly, we’ll print the names of all our drive donors right here within the Every day Journal as our approach of thanking you, our readers, on your generosity and assist in holding this important native group afloat.
Ship your donations to BGCU, P.O. Field 67, Ukiah 95482 or the Ukiah Every day Journal, 617 S. Most important St., Ukiah. Due to COVID restrictions, donations can’t be dropped off in particular person.