Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton gets donation from online retailer

An online retailer this afternoon gave a $5,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton during a ceremony at the club’s Grand Boulevard headquarters.

The $5,000 from retailer Hayneedle will be used to support the transportation needs in getting more than 50 children to and from the club on any given day, officials said.

“We are so grateful for community partners like Hayneedle that provide much needed support to our organization,” said Karen Miller, Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton. “With this grant, Hayneedle will help us make a difference in the lives of the youth we service in our many programs by helping us get them here each and every day we are open.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton has established itself as an organization that aims to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens through the programs it provides, officials said.

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“At Hayneedle we understand the positive impact this organization is making with the youth in our community by providing essential services children need to thrive in everyday life,” said Dave Woods, Hayneedle’s senior director of operations. “By awarding this grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton, we’re providing much-needed access to those services that create a home away from home for young people who need it most.”

Founded in 2002, Hayneedle is an online furniture and décor retailer with two of its three fulfillment facilities in Monroe. It is part of the Walmart family of brands.

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This isn't the first time Hayneedle has helped out a Butler County organization. In February, it presented a $10,000 check to Community Building Institute Middletown. The donation went to the institute's annual Back to School event, which provides Middletown families needed backpacks and school supplies.

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