Blue Door Campaign Up and Running in Rapids Area

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

The Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids just kicked off it's "Blue Door Campaign."

There are 25 blue doors standing in front of businesses in Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa and Port Edwards. They symbolize the beginning of the Boys and Girls Club 2014 campaign.

They chose a door as the symbol because of the children's lives that are changed for the better when they walk through a Club door.

Nearly 2,000 children use the low-cost child care the Boys and Girls Club offers every year. It's only $10 per child per year for them to be a member, yet it costs about $13 per day per child to keep the program running. That is why the Club needs your help. They are hoping to raise $50,000 through this year's campaign. If you'd like to donate, you can find more information online.

If you can't afford to donate, they could use your time as well. Organizers say even an hour a week spent mentoring a child can make a huge difference.

Wood County has a high percentage of children on free and reduced lunch programs, making the Boys and Girls Club one of the only affordable options for parents.

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