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Club helps; you can too

Fairbury's Stafford Community Center which houses the Boys & Girls Club of Prairie Central / file photo.

The local Boys & Girls Club of Prairie Central is open for those families employed by the essential service industries – especially those from hospitals and emergency service agencies and those needing the club most.

“We want people to know that we are open so the workers can take care of our communities while we take care of their youth,” said Jodi Martin, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Livingston County and Prairie Central.

While the club is happy to help out during these times, they could use some assistance as well. They are accepting donations of snacks but ask that they come in individual packages. Other needed items include hand sanitizer, bleach, hand soap and Clorox wipes mops with disinfectant solution to mop floors throughout the day. Rags will also be accepted as they have some from Sam’s but will be using them often due to daily washing.

The club is providing breakfast, lunch and a snack to all of the youth attending. Many of the parents are nurses, EMT workers and other essential service employees. One single father of three needed a place for his kids while he works.

Anyone wishing to donate items should drop them off this week at the club along First Street in Fairbury. The staff cannot let any adults in the building but will come out and get the items.

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