FRAMINGHAM – Teens from the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest were very excited to participate in the Highland Street Foundation Youth Philanthropy Initiative for the 5th year in a row.
This program teaches Club members what a nonprofit is, how a nonprofit works, the needs that exist within their community and how nonprofits address those needs.
This year, the group awarded the $5,000 grant to A Place to Turn in Natick. The funds will be allocated to A Place to Turn’s food pantry, diaper project, and clothing program.
“When it came down to choosing which organization our members wanted to award the grant to, they found that stability within an organization was very important to them and they fell in love with A Place to Turn,” said Alyssa O’Shea, Social Recreation & Education Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest in Framingham.
Joanne Barry, Director of A Place To Turn said she was “was truly impressed and inspired by the work done by the teens to decide on a program to fund through this initiative. Our food pantry is most appreciative and will use the donation for nutritious food items, diapers and wipes for the families we assist.”