Sports, tutoring, snacks and friendship is at Boys and Girls Club, contributions needed

Local News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Because of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas, hundreds of children have a healthy place to go after school- a place which offers sports, tutoring, snacks and friendship.

With the abundance of activities and supplies the organization offers, funding is certainly needed for it’s day-to-day operations, so on Wednesday, KARK 4 and Fox 16 teamed with the club to help make that happen with a telethon.

All day, during every live newscast, the stations took calls from donors.

Coordinator Thaddeus Smith said “We get about 100 kids a day…”

“They all come usually come by bus, [but] we have have a couple car riders.”

According to Smith, 95% of the children who participate in the club, live in a single-parent home. So, having the option of the free facility helps many single, working parents.

If you missed your chance to help the kids Wednesday, it’s never too late- visit KARK.COM and for links to easily make a contribution.

In addition to funding, the club is always needing volunteers to come help out.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss