For 40 years, Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (BGCHarlem) has supported thousands of children and youth as they strive to achieve academic success, develop healthy habits, and build their character and leadership skills. Now, more than ever this work is essential as it builds the resilience needed to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the future the lies ahead. In this moment, BGCHarlem is fulfilling the vision of our founders; serving as a haven to the community and responding the pressing needs of our children youth and families. BGCHarlem is engaging hundreds of kids across the Harlem community, providing virtual programming to prevent learning loss and address the social/emotional impact of the pandemic. We have provided over 25,000 meals and counting, to families financially stressed by the economic downturn. We have also opened our doors to our flagship clubhouse, at the historic PS 186, to provide childcare to our frontline and essential workers as well as children most vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. To ensure that we can continue our services during this pandemic and beyond, we invite you to join us by providing a year-end gift that will propel us towards a STRONG FINISH in 2020, our 40th year in service. The support you give will help our kids have a NEW START in this new normal; enabling them to do their best and be their best. Please make a 100% tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your support!