At Kapnick we LIKE to give back so ‘Like’ us on facebook and for every ‘Like’ we get in one month we will donate $1 and split the proceeds – 1/2 to Ele’s Place – a healing center for grieving children in Ann Arbor, Michigan & 1/2 to The Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee County!
What is Ele’s Place?
Ele’s Place is a nonprofit, community-based organization with a mission to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children to cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.
Before coming to Ele’s Place, many grieving children feel alone and keep their feelings inside, not wanting to burden their parents or other family members. Often friends don’t seem to understand if they haven’t had a similar experience. But each week at Ele’s Place, hundreds of grieving children find a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends who really understand how they feel. Some children learn how to cope with a family member’s illness, while others begin to heal after the death of a loved one.
What are Boys & Girls Clubs?
Clubs are facility-based organizations that provide young people with a fun, safe and constructive after-school environment. Clubs offer programs and services designed to build character and strengthen life skills.
Who do Clubs Serve?
Boys & Girls Clubs are open to all youth ages 7 – 18 and have a special focus on children and teens from challenging or disadvantaged circumstances. Clubs reach out to children in need, giving them support, guidance and hope for the future. Clubs also keep dues low and do not turn kids away because of an inability to pay.
What Makes Clubs unique?
Neighborhood-centered, Clubs provide programming in specialized areas, including character development, educational enhancement and career exploration. Clubs are staffed by paid, trained youth development professionals. Through a system of informal guidance, Club staff form strong bonds with young people and help them make smart choices in life. For many Club members, Club staff are the most influential positive adult role models in their lives.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee serves with a mission, “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”