Today we would like to introduce you to Lilly. She is an eight year old member of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford and has been a part of the program for over 3 years. Lilly is an only child and lives with her loving mother Maeve. Lilly's mom works hard to make ends meet and provide for her daughter. Even while working overtime it is still a struggle, which makes the scholarships the Club offers so important. In Her own words Maeve would like to share her journey and experience with the Club.
My daughter Lilly used to attend the after school program offered at her school. It was a struggle for me because I felt like I was spending more money for her time there than I was earning during those hours at work. We were so grateful to learn of the after school and summer camp programs the Boys & Girls Club of Milford offers, ages six and up. The program offers activities to promote learning and build confidence. It gives its members a voice, an outlet to be creative, a place to ask for help, which is always given genuinely and without judgement. Its members receive recognition for participating in programs and activities, for their hard work, achievements and even improvements. This kind of positive reinforcement goes such a long way with these kids. It's a second home and the staff is like a second family to all. We would be lost without this program and the scholarships it offers to help families in need, like us. All, any parent wants is a successful and bright future for their child. I am thankful every day, knowing we have such amazing support and love on our journey!
For Lilly and every member of the Boys & Girls Club it only costs $100 for the entire year to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford's life changing programs. However, for some families such as Lilly's the truth is sometimes more assistance is needed which is why scholarships are so important to many families. The Boys & Girls Club has always been there for Lilly and kids like Lilly. The Boys & Girls Club of Milford would not exist if it were not for the support of donors such as yourself. Thank you for making a difference in Lilly and over 500 other kids like Lilly's life. You truly are making a difference and helping us to Grow Great Futures, Thank You!