- Fairbury News staff
Items donated to club
(Submitted by: Jodi Martin)
For the Boys & Girls Club of Livingston County in Pontiac & Fairbury, Christmas came early thanks to IlliniCare Health.
During these most difficult times planning program activities for 10-hour days, 5 days a week, comes the need for extra supplies, meals and snacks. IlliniCare Health donated the much-needed supplies & snacks for youth in Livingston County.
“We appreciate the generous donation of items, in these difficult times, seeing this truck brought a lot of happiness and we are so thankful for others who have provided the necessary items to keep the kids safe, well fed with fun activities” said Jodi Martin.
IlliniCare Health has also partnered with the Illinois Alliance of the Boys & Girls Club as the presenting sponsor for its Illinois Youth of the Year event. The ceremony celebrates and recognizes the personal development, growth and success of all participants. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge the overall success of the independent Boys & Girls Clubs, their members and staff. Boys & Girls Club of Livingston County’s Youth of the Year, Xavier Watson will compete with the other State Boys & Girls Clubs on April 20th & 21st virtually.
“IlliniCare Health’s support of the Illinois Alliance of the Boys & Girls Club through its Youth of the Year Illinois celebration is an extension of our commitment to community partners that are dedicated to a holistic approach to wellness” said Kimberly Foltz, CEO of IlliniCare Health. “We recognize that complete wellbeing involves more than just physical health and it’s critical that we support organizations whose work help people in the community to achieve total health.”
The Boys & Girls Club national Youth of the Year program recognizes club members who have met personal challenges head on and have given back to their club and community. On April 22, one youth will be chosen to represent Illinois at the national Youth of the Year program.
About IlliniCare Health
Committed to treating the whole person, IlliniCare Health is a local health plan that provides government-sponsored healthcare programs to Illinois residents through HealthChoice Illinois. IlliniCare Health aims to remove barriers and make it simple for Illinois residents to get well, stay well, and be well.