Organizations are providing meals and funding to a youth program.
CultureFest DMV is running a campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington is a non-profit that has three branches in the Prince William Count area — the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries, the Hylton Boys & Girls Club in Dale City, and the Martin K. Alloy Boys & Girls Club of Manassas.
In April, the Hylton branch reopened to children of essential workers. It’s taking safety precautions to help keep children and staff members safe.
CultureFest DMV provides high-end festivals to celebrate African and Caribbean diversity. It launched its first festival at National Harbor in Maryland last year, according to CEO Freka Scott.
So far, it has raised more than $5,000 through the campaign.
Donations are being accepted through the CultureFest DMV website.
CultureFest DMV has raised more than $5,000 through a campaign it’s running for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
Funding isn’t the only support the youth program is receiving.
Judy’s Island Grill is providing meals to the non-profit at least once a week, according to Scott, the Owner.
The restaurant, which serves Caribbean food, has two locations in Maryland.
Scott, who is a mom, realizes that many families are struggling, especially those with children who are “displaced”.
“I just saw that there was a need to help out the more vulnerable population during this crisis — during this time,” Scott explained. “So, we looked at different organizations and we really liked what the Boys & Girls Club do, because they have a direct impact on the family and the children.”
Judy’s Island Grill is providing meals to the Boys and Girls Club at least once a week.
© Copyright 2018 What's Up Prince William. All Rights Reserved