Roofing manufacturer GAF recently donated $50,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs of La Porte County.
The money will support the club’s Great Futures Capital Campaign, a multi-phased expansion plan. The organization plans to add additional clubs in La Porte County and construct a facility in Michigan City. They hope to triple the number of children served annually to 1,500.
“GAF is a true partner in every sense of the word,” said Michelle Shirk, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of La Porte County, in a press release. “They understand the work we do, and the importance of investing in our community’s youth.”
GAF has partnered with the club for the past several years. They have supported initiatives ranging from afterschool snacks to a fundraising gala. Each summer, their employees help youth design and create their own tie-dye shirts.
“We believe that we have a larger responsibility to support our employees, our customers and our communities, and we are proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of La Porte County to help make a meaningful impact,” said Matt Hannon, GAF Michigan City plant manager.
The La Porte County club is a nonprofit youth development organization. They provide afterschool programming at locations throughout Michigan City, La Porte, Westville and Kingsford Heights. They also run a summer camp. All services are offered free of charge. They are a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which has 5,000 individual clubs nationwide.
GAF is a roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. The company was established in 1886 in Bound Brook, New Jersey. They have 30 locations in the United States. The company has had a location in Michigan City for over 20 years.