The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated $750,000 US to an emergency relief fund that will support Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada.
The donation is part of $13.5 million in grants awarded by the Foundation to five non-profit organizations that are working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are all concerned about the growing impact of coronavirus, especially on our youth,” says Helen Smith Price, president, The Coca-Cola Foundation. “Through a grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, we will continue to support their efforts to serve our youth and provide relief, safety, and stability during this critical time.”
Boys and Girls Clubs most often operate in vulnerable communities, and in times of crisis, those vulnerable communities are most at risk. The emergency relief fund, created by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, will help Clubs provide food and care packages for families, subsidize wages and recover lost revenue, run mental health and counselling services, and respond to other emergency needs.