Great Futures Annual Campaign 2020


Dear Friends,

We still need you. Even amid COVID-19 restrictions, there is still so much we CAN do to improve the
lives of children.

Will you help with a gift today to support our kids through the COVID-19 pandemic?

You can help us stay connected with Club kids even while our Clubhouse is closed. Because of donors like you, we continue to serve Club kids. When the pandemic struck Minnesota, we launched a Cyber Clubhouse so staff can maintain their relationships with kids.

Within the first 19 days of launch, our Cyber Clubhouse had 285 visits. And our staff made nearly 300 calls to check in with Club families. Your support is an important part of that effort. Families are overwhelmed. Children are feeling the stress and anxiety of so much uncertainty.

One of the biggest risks to youth is a backslide in learning. A lot of kids are going to need some extra support to stay on track. You can help us be that support. We are already providing the encouragement to help kids stay focused. But it will take more effort and staff time to help our Club members adjust to our new normal even when we get back in our Clubhouse.

Unfortunately, one of every six Clubs nationwide is expected to permanently close as a result of this pandemic. With your support, we know we will make it through. We are working closely with community partners to make sure children remain a top priority.

It won’t be easy. And it won’t be business as usual. Extra expenses will be required to support physical distancing, cleaning and safety practices for children and staff. We need your help along with a good dose of patience and adaptability.

We know not everyone can give right now, but if you can, now is the time. We really need you. These are extraordinary times but together, we will get through it. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing support for children.

Be well. And be safe.

Andrea Kent
Executive Director

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT BY DONATING TODAY

Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $34,000 thanks to an anonymous Turtle River couple and Hill’s Plumbing & Heating.
Your gift will help us reach our $125,000 goal to show kids we care.