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October 31, 2014

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October 31, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area was a wonderful environment to be apart of when I volunteered there this past spring break as apart of the Boston College Appalachia Volunteers. The entire community made us feel so welcome and I enjoyed every minute being able to serve the community. Everyone on staff was incredibly nice and and caring, and really made our stay in Florence a trip to remember. The kids at the club were awesome and I loved being able to help them out, as well as getting to spend time with them throughout the week. Overall, the Boys and girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is a wonderful place that really helps the community it serves, and truly makes a difference in the lives of the children and their families.
October 30, 2014

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October 30, 2014

What an incredible experience working with the Boys and Girls Club of Pee Dee. Not only do the staff members care so much about the kids, but they make volunteering there a great experience as well. Our group was coming to the Boys and Girls Club for a spring break service trip, and while we knew we would be staying the week at the Boys and Girls Club we had no idea how above and beyond the board of directors, site administrators, and staff members would go to make us feel at home. We all brought sleeping bags with an understanding that we would be sleeping each night on the floor, but upon arriving the board members and site administrators told us they had rounded up cots and blow up mattresses for us to sleep on-- along with more snacks and food than we knew what to do with! Each day we would help around the club (painting, cleaning up, etc) and then when the kids would arrive we would get to play with them and it was wonderful. Often, when volunteering at various organizations, volunteers are given little direction or are given small, menial tasks to stay occupied. The Boys and Girls Club was not like this at all as they fully integrated us with their program and fundraising efforts-- like a BBQ fundraiser where we helped to cook and distribute food. The Club has made an incredible impact in these kids lives-- in giving them mentors to look up to, educational direction, access to healthy food every day, and a place that is safe and fun for them to grow as youth.
October 29, 2014

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October 29, 2014

I found the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area to be a really special place. The staff members are incredibly helpful and caring, as I learned from my week of service there in March 2014. It is evident that these men and women truly have the children's and organization's best interests at heart. The children that attend this Boys and Girls Club location are so smart and wonderful to be around. It is clear that these children benefit from their time at the organization and that the staff works their hardest to help each individual child reach their full potential. The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is an admirable organization and I send them all of my best wishes!

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A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

October 29, 2014

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October 29, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is truly a remarkable place. I had the wonderful opportunity of leading a trip of Boston College volunteers during the spring break of 2013. During this week, we were able to volunteer at the BGC and assist with landscaping, cleaning and planning activities for the children. When it was our time to leave at the end of the week, I can honestly say that there were tears in my eyes. The interactions between the staff and children were so nurturing and compassionate. The individuals at the BGC truly care about one another in a way that I believe is unique to this specific club. I was able to speak with and get to know Susan, Neal, Decar, Michael and Justin, to name a few, and I have the utmost respect for them all. They were all so hospitable to the BC students and made us feel welcomed into their community. I am eager to get back to Florence to see the club again, but it brings me great happiness to keep in touch with the club. I cannot speak highly enough of this organization and the work that they do for the children of the Pee Dee area.
October 15, 2013

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October 15, 2013

AS A LONG TERM BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN I CAN CONCLUDE THAT WITHOUT OUR REGIONS CLUBS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD NOT GET THE QUALITY DIRECTION NEEDED IN THEIR LIVES.WE OFFER NOT ONLY HOPE BUT LIFE SKILLS NEEDED TODAY......

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 6, 2012

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November 6, 2012

I am a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only does our club have an active board but the staff is involved, compassionate and driven. Everyday a child is touched by what this organization stands for. They are cared for while spending time at the club but most importantly, they are motivated and believed in. These children who otherwise would not have that much needed "push" go on to do great things and have a purposeful life.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 5, 2012

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November 5, 2012

I have been a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee in the capacity of board member for several years now. We also have the opportunity to rotate nursing students through the club and allow them to present a short teaching segment on a health related issue for the kids. This is a great organization that is doing so much to help strengthen the life skills of youth in our community, and I have never worked with a more dedicated staff. The kids are wonderful too.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 20, 2014

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November 5, 2012

Of all the organizations in many communities across the U.S., that attempt to address issues of poverty, crime, early childhood education, positive life skills, etc....Nobody does it better than Boys ... more

October 20, 2014

The Boys and Grils Clubs of the Pee Dee provide outstanding opportunites for the youth of our area to learn importnat life skills, learn responsibility, how to work on a team and how to apppreciate and to thrive in a diverse learning/work environment. They also develop good study habits and improve their communication skills. The clubs are staffed with an outstanding and dedicated group of leaders and volunteers who are committed to improving the lives of the youth who come to the club.
November 5, 2012

Of all the organizations in many communities across the U.S., that attempt to address issues of poverty, crime, early childhood education, positive life skills, etc....Nobody does it better than Boys and Gilrs Clubs!The commitment from the staff to the children in our community to do and offer so much for their future success, is in my opinion, simply unmatched by any other organization or group.....Their dedication, energy, unselfishish devotion and use of limited resources are making a positive impact and changing lives not only of the children who come to Boys and Gilrs Clubs of the Pee Dee but also the lives of their families and their community....

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2012

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October 31, 2012

This is the greatest secret in non-profits in the Greater Pee Dee area of South Carolina. As a board member for more than 5 years, I have seen first hand the good that is being done. Not only in Florence but in the other clubs coming under the Pee Dee banner. Kids from Florence, Darlington, Timmonsville, Pamplico, Hemmingway, and Marion benefit from the leadership of Pee Dee organization. Most of these towns are small with little help for at risk children. The Boys and Girls Clubs provide a stable experience where the kids are followed for their grades and school attendance. The kids are provided programs to enhance their lives and would not be available to them through any other source in their community. One such program this year was the opportunity for about 20 of the youth to learn to play golf. This program was through the PGA's golf outreach program. The 20 sets of clubs were given to the Club for use by other kids. One of many programs brought to at risk kids by the Boys and Girls Clubs.

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A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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