STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Fairfield County Community Foundation recently awarded a $15,000 grant to support the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford’s Summer Fun Camp.
The grant provided 40 low-income families with scholarships to the camp, which served more than 250 youths. The camp operate provided a variety of activities, including extended learning, sports, chess, fine arts and social recreation.
“The Fairfield County Community Foundation continues to demonstrate their incredible support for the children of Stamford, as well as for the youth of Fairfield County overall," said Michael Cotela, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford.
"We are grateful for their generosity and for their help in providing a summer alternative for our neediest children. It is because of community minded organizations like the Fairfield County Community Foundation that these children will be off the streets and benefit from the services of the Boys & Girls Club.”
The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish their own charitable funds or contribute to existing funds focused on specific areas of need or communities in Fairfield County. For more information, visit here.
The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford provides a safe and positive environment for our area youth to take part in more than 40 comprehensive youth development programs. The club’s professional and supportive staff has designed enrichment activities that span five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills and Sports & Recreation.