Family Building Blocks Inc
Family Building Blocks is a child abuse and neglect prevention agency that has served Marion and Polk counties since 1997. Our mission is to “Keep Children Safe & Families Together.” As a Relief Nursery, we provide a variety of integrated early childhood services. Annually, 99% of the children served in our prevention programs are able to continue living safely with their parents thus avoiding foster care and the trauma caused by abuse and neglect. For more information about partnering with Family Building Blocks visit https://familybuildingblocks.org/. To learn more about volunteer opportunities visit https://familybuildingblocks.org/give/ and click on Volunteer.
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties, Inc.
For over 49 years, The Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties has been in the forefront of youth development, working with youth from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Our mission is “to inspire and enable all youth grades 1-12, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance.” The Club provides youth with a platform for success by equipping them with necessary life, academic and career-related skills through a continuum of comprehensive programs and services. The Club utilizes a 360-degree approach focused on meeting essential needs by providing nutrition, health, dental, and vision care as well as a safe place and supportive relationships while impacting youth through 3 core areas. The Club serves 15,000 youth and operates seven neighborhood youth centers and a community-wide athletic program. Annually, 1,300 program hours are offered, and every day 578 youth call the Boys & Girls Club their own.
Marion Polk Food Share Inc
Marion Polk Food Share’s mission is to lead the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties … because no one should be hungry. Every month, more than 46,000 people – including 15,000 children – will access emergency food through the Marion Polk Food Share partner network. This food may be a hot meal served at a shelter, a free community meal served at a church, or an emergency food box from a food pantry. This nutritious food will help children and adults learn, work, and thrive.