Saturday, November 27, 2021

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County gives back to the community with Publix school supply drive



Club-members-and-families-picking-up-supplies-at-Family-NightBoys and Girls Club of Collier County recently distributed more than 2,000 cases of free school supplies to families and community partners that includes schools served by the Club, churches, shelters, and other non-profit organizations.

The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Supermarkets and its customers as part of their annual school supply drive. Items included notebook paper, glue, markers, crayons, scissors, pencils, pens, folders and more.

More than 30 different schools and organizations throughout Collier County received an invitation to pick up the supplies, followed by Family Night where families of Club members were given bags full of supplies. For some schools and organizations that could not pick up their supplies, Club members personally delivered them to their locations.

“We are extremely grateful to Publix and its customers for their generosity,” said Paul



Schultz, Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to extend this generosity to our community partners and families while teaching our members the importance of giving back.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (BGCCC) is a non-profit, youth development organization, which annually serves 3,000 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a safe, positive place where local youth can acquire: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to its mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County or to arrange a tour, call 239-325-1700 or visit


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