Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is committed to meeting the needs of kids and teens in our Collier community at all times, and especially in moments of crisis. In the wake of Hurricane Ian and its devastating impact on our area, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is again ready to do Whatever It Takes to ensure our Club members, families and community rebuild. Our Clubs provide a safe environment, a ‘home away from home’ as so many of our kids describe it. It is critically important that we continue our efforts, meeting the needs of our youth physically, emotionally, and academically.
Our Clubs will be open all day starting on Monday, October 3 until schools reopen to allow parents to go back to work, clean up their own property, or help our community begin to rebuild.
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County thankfully escaped major destruction, but our Naples Club did sustain damage:
- Damage the roof which caused water leaks in ceilings
- Damage to our aquatic center roof
- All food at both Clubs lost due to extended power outage
Although we will need to address this damage, it is not preventing us from being able to open our Clubs to kids starting Monday, October 3. We will be open all day until schools reopen to allow parents to go back to work, clean up their own property, or help our community begin to rebuild.
We are grateful for the calls and emails checking on our Clubs and offering assistance. If you are inclined to support our efforts, please consider donating so that we can continue to do Whatever It Takes for the youth and families who need us most. You can denote “Hurricane Ian’ in the notes section of the donate page if you so choose.