The Boys And Girls Clubs Of Southern Illinois Prepares To Open A Club In Marion

Apr 6, 2021

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois kicked off their fundraising campaign to support opening a site in Marion.

For the last two years the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois have been working to open a site in Marion.

In January they purchased a church on the west side of Marion to renovate it into a new site.

CEO Tina Carpenter says so far they’ve raised 68% of their $400,000 goal to cover operating cost for one year.

“It cost us $389.15 a year to support one club member, so that’s less than 32 a month so anyone can provide support whether it is for a month or for half a year or a year, no donation is too small to serve the kids in Williamson County.”

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois kicks off their fundraising campaign for the Marion location
Credit Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

  

The target date for opening the Marion site is June 7th.

For WSIU I’m Benjy Jeffords.