Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is appealing to the community to help kids who were “littles” in Big Brothers Big Sisters until the agency’s sudden closure in Southwest Florida was announced this week.
Deborah Currier Liftig, chief professional officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, said summer camps that open on June 20 in five Lee County locations are ready to accept kids from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
“As a partner United Way agency, we were saddened by the closing of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and we join with the community in sharing concern for the ‘littles’ who may need additional support this summer,” Liftig said. “Our seven-week summer camps are a great fit, with activities and field trips, plus lunch and snacks every day.”
Liftig said $160 provides the entire seven-week program for a participant at any of the five Boys & Girls Clubs locations: Lehigh Acres, Pueblo Bonita in Bonita Springs, Suncoast Unit in North Fort Myers, Barrett Park in North Fort Myers, and Shady Oaks in Fort Myers.
“We focus on valuable but fun lessons that include physical fitness, healthy habits, arts and crafts, computer technology and community service,” Liftig said. “Through the generous support of the community, we’re already prepared to welcome 400 youth participants. We wanted to be sure that the ‘littles’ in Lee County know that our doors are wide open through the contributions of others.”
To sponsor a child in the summer program, please click the DONATE button below.