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Knoxville Boys & Girls Club receives honorable mention for service project that benefited children affected by Haitian earthquake

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Knoxville Boys & Girls Club receives honorable mention for service project that benefited children affected by Haitian earthquake

The Knoxville News Sentinel published a story about Knoxville’s Haslam Family Club University, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, earning honorable mention by participating in a national service project called Linking Hearts & Hands.

Members of the Knoxville-area Torch Club, a character and leadership program for Boys & Girls Club youth ages 11-13, planned and completed the service project called “Dinners with a Mission.” Torch Club members prepared themed meals, sold tickets to parents, club members and community members and led guided discussions to promote critical thinking about community needs.

The Club raised $300 to donate to the White Stone Church in Knoxville in support of the Coq Chante Orphanage in Haiti, which collapsed during the major 2009 earthquake. The service project was selected out of more than 275 entries from across the country and will receive $750 from Staples Foundation to benefit the Club.

This is very exciting and well-deserved for the Boys & Girls Club members! Click here to read the story!

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