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Boys & Girls Clubs Ask Donors to Aid Child Care Mission

The Oakland Beach Branch of the Warwick Boys & Girls Clubs at 340 Oakland Beach Ave.

WARWICK, RI — While Gov. Gina Raimondo has suspended child care operators’ licenses, freezing Boys & Girls Clubs ( BGCW) plans to watch Lifespan hospital workers’ kids during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re still taking registrations.

The organziation is also asking for the public’s financial support as they prepare to provide medical workers support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lifespan hospital workers should continue registering so their children have a slot as soon as we are allowed to resume services, said Eleanor Acton, Development Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick.

Clubs in East Providence, Newport, Northern Rhode Island (Cumberland and Woonsocket), Pawtucket, Providence and Warwick are preparing to serve up to 400 boys and girls from kindergarten through middle school hailing from the families of the state’s essential healthcare workforce.

The emergency service is the result of a partnership between the State and the Rhode Island Boys & Girls Clubs Alliance, according to an announcement from the  group. The arrangement provides for government funding to compensate the clubs for emergency services while continuing to encourage needed donations from the public, corporations and foundations.

So the BGCW is asking the public to aid its efforts to support Rhode Island’s medical community as it cares for people with COVID-19 and strives to limit its spread.

“This vital service will enable our essential workforce to go to their jobs and keep all of us safe, knowing their sons and daughters are well cared for,” the BGCW said in a recent outreach message seeking donations aiding their mission during the crisis.

“Ensure Rhode Island stays strong by contributing to BGCW’s financial stability – necessary to providing care important to our essential workers today – and our entire community tomorrow,” the BGCW said.

To aid the organization, visit  and donate what you can to the BGCW .

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