2016 Fourth Quarter Casual for a Cause Recipient – Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Evansville fills the gap between school and home. Providing a fun, safe, and positive environment, the Club serves nearly 2,000 children annually between the ages of 5 and 17. Academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles drive all programs and services. Among teen members, 98% expect to graduate from high school and 35% volunteer in the community. 74% of members ages 9 and older participate in at least one hour of physical activity five or more days per week. The Club seeks to improve the lives of children and be a source of hope and opportunity.
The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Quote from Kabrisha Bell, 2015 Youth of the Year Recipient
“The Club is a home that I’ve never had before. I have fun playing activities, sharing stories, and meeting new members. When the Club moved to its current location my mother renewed my membership. Over the years my thoughts changed and I attended the Club daily. I improved physically and mentally because of the staff at the Club. There are many things to do with new and improved activities; I’m never board. We are all family who have our differences, but at the end of the day we all love each other. For a child to feel at home and be safe is the most incredible thing.”
The Payne Wealth Partners team participates in Casual for a Cause every Friday throughout the year. This program wonderfully reflects our commitment to the community. Each quarter, one team member chooses a charity to support, to which all team members then make a personal monetary donation and dress casually on Fridays. As a company, Payne Wealth Partners also donates money to that charity. We value sharing our resources, time, and talents with organizations in the Evansville and Tri-State area, and Casual for a Cause participation is one of many ways we do so.
Don’t forget to play our 2016 “Holiday Trivia for Charity” game! You can be one of the five winners who designates $1,000 to the charity of your choice during our drawing on December 23, 2016.