31 Aug BGCC receives $10,000 donation from Panda Cares
Panda Cares Foundation donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson to bolster Academic Success Programming.
CARSON, CA (August 26, 2022) Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson (BGCC) received a surprise donation of $10,000 from the Panda Cares® Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®. This generous gift will help support the BGCC’s Academic Success Program, ensuring that all students graduate high school on time, are prepared for post-secondary education or job training, and a career they are passionate about. Through this partnership, Panda Cares and Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson will impact 6,500 students each day throughout the Greater South Bay.
Panda Cares® Foundation, brought their annual Panda Cares Day celebration to Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson. To kick off the event, the students were greeted by the Panda mascot and treated to a wonderful meal. The rest of the afternoon was filled with activities provided by the Panda Cares Team which included art activities, Bullseye Bounce, Cornhole Toss, Ring Toss, prizes, and a Book giveaway table. The Club kids went home with backpacks full of books, exclusive Panda Express swag, and smiles.
“We know that it takes a village to empower our youth and having Panda Express and the Panda Cares Team share their time to bring joy to our youth makes a difference. It shows our youth that the broader community cares about them and that instills a self-confidence that carries forward into their academics and daily lives. We are so grateful for the books, backpacks, activities, and their generous donation. It was a wonderful way to end the week.” Kim Richards, CEO, BGCC.
With the reality that not all youth have access to quality education, Panda Cares has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2020, to allow youth equal opportunities to learn, lead and thrive. Panda also aligns with BGCA’s strategic plan to increase the quality of academic success programming in Clubs nationwide