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WV Video Game Club received grant from Walmart

The Wisshickon Valley Boys & Girls Club received a $1,000 grant from Walmart (Hatfield) with the help of Wissahickon High School senior Ethan. The grant was used to add new video games and gaming systems. Thank you Ethan and Walmart!!!

Meet Holly!

Wissahickon Valley is excited to have partnered with the sweetest reading buddy around. She is patient, happy-go-lucky, friendly and is adorned with long blonde hair. She is Holly the Therapy Dog!

Holly is an 8 year old Golden Retriever who comes to read with our students on Fridays. She and the kids are becoming more and more in tune with each other. Holly helps take some of the nerves away from reading aloud as well as provide a distraction when we need a break from a good book. Some of Holly’s favorite books happen to be the same as our student’s! These include, Hop on Pop, Henry and Mudge and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

We are thrilled to have Holly (and Ms. Anne) as a part of our WV family!

First Graders Walis and Amari hanging with Holly after a successful read aloud
Holly, Jacob and Arian enjoying each other’s company

Thank you BB&T Bank

The Boys & Girls Club received a $5,000 donation from BB&T Bank through the EITC program. The contribution will be used for art, science and photography programming in all three of our locations. Mike Rainone, Market President for BB&T stopped by our Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club to visit with our members. Thank you BB&T!

Shop Ross Dress for Less during the month of February to support the Boys & Girls Club

 

We are excited to announce that our Boys & Girls Clubs are participating in the annual Cause Campaign with Ross Dress for Less! Ross Stores invests in brighter futures by supporting programs that unlock the full potential of the next generation. During the month of February, Ross customers are invited to make a donation as they check out at the register. Ross will match this donation, up to a total of $400,000! Last year’s promotion raised $3 million, with 80 percent of every dollar going to the closest local Organization; including our local Boys & Girls Club.

A Big ‘Thank You’ from WV!

As the 2018 holiday season becomes a memory and the days continue to darken early, we are taking time to reflect on all of the love that was shared last month!

Wissahickon Valley would like to extend our deepest gratitude to those community and family members who so willingly donated clothes, toys, other necessities and their precious time during the holiday season! With your help, our club members were able to experience all of the joy and happiness that comes with Christmas time.

From our magical reindeer and Santa Clause visits to Ms. Robyn’s cookie decorating extravaganza, our kids felt all the love that the community sent. We appreciate your help in providing positive and memorable holiday experiences for our special group of club members!

We hope you feel the love too… happy 2019!