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HARIBO donates $100K to Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha

Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 07, 2020

KENOSHA — HARIBO has donated $100,000 to the Kenosha Boys and Girls Club after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the club to cancel some of its sports leagues, and adjust its events.

When the Kenosha Unified School District went virtual, the Boys and Girls Club started a free virtual learning support site. This program was possible thanks to the donation from HARIBO, the boys and girls club said in a press release.

The funds will now be used to support extra staff time, healthy snacks, enhanced wifi needed for learning, and for other program-related costs.

The free virtual learning support site began on Nov. 30 and will be available until Jan. 8, tentatively.

HARIBO of America’s CFO, Wes Saber, has been on the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha’s Board of Directors since 2019.

The Boys and Girls Club said when Saber first toured the Club in 2018, he saw the dire need for additional programming space.

In January of 2019, the "Tween Center" opened, thanks to HARIBO.

“It’s deeply important to us to give back to our local communities, and the Boys & Girls Club does so much to help children and young adults in need,” said Saber.

“Since becoming introduced to the team at HARIBO of America, the Club has been able to complete some really fun projects benefitting our members,” said BGCK’s Interim CEO, Kathy Holland. “We are so lucky to not only have Wes on our board but to have such a dedicated and compassionate company come to town and become a permanent part of this community."

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