Play It Forward to Help Local Kids This Summer


BOCA RATON, FL – School is almost out, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County are committed to keeping children happy, active and safe during the long summer months. With the help of Green Advertising, the “Play it Forward” program will encourage parents and children to clear out the garage and help others along the way. This campaign will drive traffic to four collection points throughout Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, where donators will have the opportunity to give gently-used or new sporting and gaming goods. Now through June, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will retrieve all equipment from each of the drop-off locations and bring it to the clubs for campers to enjoy. “This is great for kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County who spend their whole summer at these clubs,” said Phyllis Green, CEO of Green Advertising. “These donations go a long way.” All contributions will benefit each of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County, which serve over 6,000 boys and girls between the ages of six and 18. While footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, gaming consoles, iPods and board games are among the most easily transportable goods, arrangements can be made for pick-up of oversized items, such as ping pong tables, by calling 561-512-9715. Donations can be made between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through June 30 at any of the following locations: Town Center at Boca Raton business office on the second floor of the Nordstrom garage’s west corner; Green Advertising, 7301 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, 905 Drexel Road, West Palm Beach; and Tilson PR, 1001 Yamato Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton. “We want every child we serve at the Boys & Girls Clubs to have a memorable, fun-filled time at summer camp, “said Kevin Reagan, Director of Sports Fitness & Recreation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Gently used or new sports equipment and video game consoles like Nintendo Wiis or PlayStations go a long way at our Clubs. Every child needs the chance to just be a kid, and participating in the Play it Forward drive will really help our kids do just that.”