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CJ McCollum Donating $70,000 Matching Gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area  (Photo) - 04/03/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PORTLAND, OR. (April 3, 2020)  

While this is an unsettling time for everyone, we define ourselves when we come together as a community to help those with greater needs.? 

Once again, CJ McCollum has stepped up to support those who need us most, and he’s challenging our community to be a part of this team effort. From April 3rd - April 17th, CJ is matching up to $70,000 of donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area. Join CJ in supporting Club youth! 

McCollum has been a generous supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area (BGCP), and a longstanding champion for our community’s kids and teens. With his support, two Club locations now host CJ McCollum Dream Centers, which provide youth with media training and journalism resources that enable them to tell their own stories. A third Dream Center is in the works. 

“This phenomenally generous donation from CJ, at this particular time in our world, is profoundly meaningful and difference making,” said Erin Hubert, BGCP CEO. “I can’t say enough about his generosity during brighter times, let alone at a time like this. CJ is truly a hero to our Club youth and staff.” 

Donations will help cover operating costs and expenses such as the cost of feeding families while Clubs and schools are closed; virtual mental health and mentoring resources; online lesson plans and Club mentorship; summer learning loss prevention programs; and teen services focused on successful graduation and post-high school success.  

With you and CJ on the team, Boys & Girls Clubs will continue to empower young people to reach their full potential and achieve Great Futures! 

About CJ McCollum’s Matching Gift 

CJ McCollum is matching all donations made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area, up to $70,000, from April 3 - April 17. Join him in supporting youth and families in our community at bgcportland.org/CJ

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) empowers more than 6,000 young people each year to discover their full potential through impactful after-school and summer programs. Clubs are designed to support kids and teens as they develop the qualities they need to achieve academic success, become responsible leaders, and live healthy lives. 

BGCP is not only looking at the immediate impact of COVID-19 on families, but also a far more uncertain future. By giving to the Clubs, you are not just making a donation – you are changing a life and protecting our community. 

To mail a gift or for questions about your donation, contact Natalie Carlberg, VP of Development & Marketing, at lberg@bgcportland.org" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">ncarlberg@bgcportland.org, or address your check to: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area
8203 SE 7th Avenue, Suite 100 
Portland, OR 97202 

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