Boys and Girls Club thanks Walgreens

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:45pm

Each day there are kids in our community who have no one to go home to after school.
The Boys and Girls Club offers a solution, but without contributions from local companies the clubs couldn't stay open.

Cesar Frutas spends loves to box at The Boys and Girls Club after school.  He's 15 and spent most of his life in Juarez, but moved to the Segundo Barrio 3 years ago.

"Once I came here, I liked it and I stayed," Frutas said.

He didn't have anywhere to go after school, so his dad suggested The Boys and Girls Club.
They helped him learn English, get better at math and practice his favorite sport boxing.

"They are kind of your mom and your dad, but without scolding you that much," Frutas said.

The kids who come here after school ate ice cream Thursday night.  It was a party to thank Walgreens for giving the club money and gifts during Christmas.

"It's a wonderful feeling, you know, it warms our hearts and it's the reason why we know, ok this is why we're going to do it again next year and even bigger and better," said Walgreens manager Brian Rodriguez.

"With The Boys and Girls Club, they changed me a lot," Frutas said. "They abstained me from getting into gangs, drugs, which you can see around here everywhere".
 

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