Join Mack in support of Lunch Break - Smilow Rainier Vista Virtual Tables
Have your LunchBreak at a Virtual Table!
I am a board member and BIG supporter of the Smilow Rainier Vista (SRV) Boys & Girls Club and Teen Center. The kids we serve need your help!
I hate asking you for money, but for this cause I always make an exception. I give generously each year to SRV and I am trying to raise money from those who are not able to attend the $500 per person luncheon on April 10th. Any amount will make a difference. Select “donate” below and give online. I can assure you that 100 percent of what you give before April 11th will go to SRV!
SRV serves the kids and teens in the economically depressed Rainier Valley. The Club and Center are experiencing an influx of new members and the growing demand for the life-changing programming we provide kids. We want to ensure that we can serve all kids and that no child is ever turned away from the club because of a lack of resources.
Your generosity matters! With support from the Clubs, we expect 97 percent of teen members to complete high school and 88 percent expect to go on to college. And 71 percent of Club teens will volunteer in their community at least once a year – much higher than the national average!
When you give, you’ll receive updates during the next few months about the youth and families in the Boys & Girls Club programs that we’ve helped. We’ve all been lucky in life: a good education, amazing careers, and a head start from a close knit family. Help me provide the same advantages to under-served youth in King County.
Thank you for your support! Mack
About the Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse and Teen Center at Rainier Vista
Kids may walk through the SRV doors for the fun we offer, but we do far more than entertain these youngsters. Our nationally recognized programs and activities impact children in three essential ways:
- Academic success—Improving grades, reducing high school drop-out rates, and teaching kids to see themselves as learners.
- Good character and citizenship—Encouraging community service, reducing juvenile crime rates, and instilling an attitude of engagement.
- Healthy lifestyles—Teaching healthy behaviors, reducing drug use and childhood obesity, and fostering a positive self-image.
It is the vision of the SRV team that any club member who wants to enhance or change their life direction or outcomes could be a part of our club and the great programming that goes on for ages 5-19.