Dear Club supporters,
Just over a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to temporarily shut our doors and completely change the way we meet the needs of children and families in Fond du Lac. For many, one of the toughest things to find throughout this time has been hope. In our afterschool programs, our hope to a return to normalcy is being realized, slowly but surely. Everyday families are returning to the Boys & Girls Club for additional academic programs, mental health support, healthy meals and the caring environment that kids need now more than ever.
As COVID cases decrease, so do the limitations on how we can serve our kids. With guidance from the Fond du Lac School District and FDL County Health Department, we will continue to serve as many kids as possible in a safe environment designed for recovery, impact and growth beyond this pandemic. We will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of the success of our children, and we are grateful to the many people, businesses, foundations and community stakeholders for making this possible each and every year.
Hope. It can be found most easily in the eyes of a child, especially when they find themselves in supportive environments like our Boys & Girls Club. We see that hope in their eyes everyday, and it pushes us to be our very best for them. I encourage you to find hope in our Club kids as well through a gift to our Great Futures Campaign. Your investment in the future of children ensures that together, we will find ourselves in a great place when the COVID era is finally behind us.
Dan Hebel, Chief Executive Officer