LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - They provide programs all summer to teach kids life skills and keep them out of trouble, but they need your help.
The Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas holds summer programs for students in first grade through high school.
Donations allow them to provide summer programs like arts and crafts, sports, cheerleading and educational lessons.
Last summer, 450 kids were fed at the club every day. This year they're expecting 500.
"In today's world, a lot of kids are raising kids you know babysitting and kids miss out during the summer due to staying with relatives on a fun environment and place where you can actually pick up educational things, social, life skills, and basically hanging out with your peers the entire summer and keeping it under control," said Tracy Mitchell, who works at the Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas.
The membership fee is $65 per child for the summer.
If you're interested in donating, you can contact the Boys and Girls Club office at 936-560-6844.