FALLBROOK — The Boys & Girls Club of North County recently kicked off their Step Up to the Plate/It Just Takes One campaign with a House Party at Wayne and Marty Warner’s home.
Doug Woods, commissioner for the campaign, gave an overview of the campaign to roughly 60 people in attendance.
“The goal for our campaign is $200,000,” he said. “These funds will go directly to support the five core program areas we offer our 1,500 annual members at our nine sites located in Fallbrook, Pala, Bonsall and Oceanside.
“The programs we offer include character and leadership development, education and career development, the arts, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation.
“Now more than ever, our kids need to know that they will have a safe and fun place to go to after school.
“During tough economic times, child abuse goes up, domestic violence goes up and divorce rates go up. What also goes up is the need for Boys & Girls Club services. We cannot afford to allow our kids to be roaming the streets unsupervised.
“During the critical hours between 2 and 6 p.m., statistics tell us that crimes committed by youth and crimes committed against youth go up.
“Our Boys & Girls Club is a safe place that kids can come to every day after school and get involved in character development programs under the supervision of trained youth professionals.
“Your support to the Step Up to the Plate/It Just Takes One campaign will help us save lives.”
For more information on making a donation, call (760) 728-5871.