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True Value Painting A Brighter Future For Youth

As students across Northwest Indiana prepare for the new school year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Lake Station Club is receiving a fresh coat of paint in its gymnasium thanks to a partnership with Cedar Lake True Value. The Lake Station Club is one of many across the nation selected to receive a ‘Painting A Brighter Future’ grant.

Every day nationwide, 11 million children are left unsupervised after school. Boys & Girls Clubs are there to provide youth with quality after-school programming to keep them on track for academic success and a GREAT Future.

More than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide serve nearly 4 million young people, providing resources and support after school to help them graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club has an annual membership of over 1,700 youth serving almost 300 kids per day.

“The beginning of the school year is the start of our fall programming at the Lake Station Club. Thanks to this partnership we are going to present a refreshed and inviting atmosphere in our Club’s gym for our Club members this year,” states Donna Gonzales, club director. “We are grateful for Cedar Lake True Value’s support as we help Lake Station youth build GREAT Futures and start the school year off right.”

‘Painting a Brighter Future’ is the signature program of the True Value Foundation, uniting True Value retailers with Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. In total, the True Value retailers will donate nearly 3,000 gallons of paint to Clubs across the nation this year. The program also provides grants to elementary, junior high and high schools in neighborhoods nationwide.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana enables young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Ten Club sites and 11 Kid-

stop locations throughout Lake and Porter Counties serve 10,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.  When school is out, Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible gift to your local Club at (219) 881-1060, or by visiting

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