BHP gave a $500,000 gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to continue serving youth during global pandemic

Wharton’s Dobson Center and the Teen Scene clubs will benefit from a monetary donation that was recently made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

Global resources leader BHP donated $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (B&GCGH) to allow the nonprofit to continue to provide services to youth and their families during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

A report is currently being gathered to show what the impact will be to Wharton’s two clubs, Mari Bosker, director of Board Governance and Communications for B&GCGH, said.

“Hundreds of families have benefited from our food security programs in Wharton. Additionally, our clubs have incurred expenses related to COVID-19, such as cleaning, PPE and technology upgrades,” Bosker said. “The generous gift from BHP will fund these programs and ensure youths will have a safe environment to receive the support they need to stay healthy and achieve academic success.”

From this donation, more than 20 B&GCGH clubs will be provided thousands of meals, distribution of hundreds of grocery store gift cards of $100, and support hundreds of youth who attend three or more days.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, my team and I realized that this was not going to be a two-week stay at home to flatten the curve event,” Selby Bush, director of Corporate Affairs at BHP, said. “It was important to my team and me to take care of the most vulnerable in our population.”

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