Newton Nissan South is proud to sponsor local non-profits, schools, sports teams, and community events in and around Bedford County! This month in the spotlight is the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County! You may recognize this name as a national program, but did you know that they are located right in our backyard here in Shelbyville as well?
The primary goal of the Boys & Girls Club here is to provide year round after school programming for kids ages 5-13. Unlike other programs, the Boys & Girls Club is not limited by the poverty line on who can be helped. Instead, it is a heavily discounted program so that anyone in need can receive affordable after school care for their children.
What They Do
The Boys & Girls Club is a well-rounded program that not only seeks to help students academically, but also give them life skills that they can take home with them. On top of homework help, they plan field trips like swimming and bowling to keep the kids active. They rely on volunteers helping out with this, many of whom are TN Promise college students. If you are interested in volunteering or enrolling your child, you can call their office at (931) 735-6525.
Upcoming Event: End of Summer Carnival
The way Newton Nissan South got involved with the Boys & Girls Club was by becoming a sponsor of their upcoming event, the End of Summer Carnival on July 27th. This is an annual event to celebrate the kids with awards, games, and a water slide. Director Shawn Hart said, “They’ve worked hard, so we plan this event to celebrate them!”
How You Can Help
Right now, the Boys & Girls Club is located at 1055 Madison Street in Shelbyville. “Our sign and building is very small,” Shawn said, “so we are hoping to buy an old school building in the next five years.” Right now, they are only able to hold about 100 kids at a time, and they cannot provide meals without a working kitchen. The school would allow them to provide meals, have more kids involved in the program, and have a full gym to use!
If you would like to donate to the Bedford County Club, please visit this website: https://www.bgcrc.net/campaigns/custom-donation/donate/
Toward the bottom of the page where it says “Which company or program will you be submitting to?”, simply enter “Shelbyville” or “Bedford County Club” so that your donation is allocated!
We are so happy to help the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County, and we hope you will help them too!