NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA– The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville (BGCN) recently received a $15,000 grant from the Crosser Family Foundation, a fund of Hamilton County Community Foundation, in support of its Transportation Program for Spring 2020.
The support of the Crosser Family Foundation will assist in providing after school transportation from six Noblesville elementary schools to the Club. Due to transportation changes within the Noblesville School District, BGCN is now managing transportation services from several additional schools. This additional transportation responsibility comes with a significant operation cost, approximately $165,000 a year. The Club’s leadership team continues to explore funding options with the goal of minimizing the impact on families, including seeking grant funding to offset the expense. Hundreds of children and families depend on a safe, reliable ride to the Boys & Girls Club each day after school to access the affordable, high-quality after school programs designed to meet their needs and interests.
“By ensuring that more than 250 households will have access to a ride to the Club, our local youth will continue to have the chance to take part in positive programs that offer new perspectives and shape character,” said Nathan Helm, BGCN Director of Development. “With the support of the Crosser Family Foundation, our transportation services will continue to give parents the peace of mind that their children are arriving safely to a consistent safe space with positive role models and a wide variety of engaging programs.
The Crosser Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of our youth and their families in the communities that we live by providing them with everyday needs and opportunities to help them achieve a bright future while setting them up for success so they will grow to be healthy, responsible, active citizens in their communities. The Crosser Family Foundation was established by Janet R. Crosser and the late Richard H. Crosser in 2001. The foundation wishes to continue, celebrate and inspire philanthropy in our community today and in the future. Over the years, the foundation has given grants totaling over 3 million dollars to community groups, organizations and businesses focused on providing services to enrich the lives of youth and their families in local communities.
The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville provides high-quality, low-cost programs for youth members with the help of donors and sponsors. Between the Club, the Community Center and Camp Crosser, we provide opportunities for members to enjoy activities and experiences that help shape character and offer new perspectives. We are dedicated to inspiring and enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by promoting leadership, character, health and physical development.