Boys and Girls Club, Walgreens give to elderly

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Published: Dec. 6, 2016 at 3:12 PM CST
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As the air starts to chill, the Boys and Girls Club wants to make sure the elderly stays warm.

"This is the perfect time because finally we are getting some colder weather we haven't seen in like two years. But what we are doing also is giving the young children an opportunity to meet some of the older people in our community," John Hunter, Walgreens pharmacy manager.

Walgreens teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club to provide bags full of winter items for elderly citizens.

"It came together when Mr. hunter reached out to me at the Boys and Girls Club and I have a Torch Club group where we are always looking for ways partnership and give back to our community," says Jermaine Harris, Boys and Girls Club, director of operations.

"We here at Walgreens are responsible for doing one event a quarter so we decided to pull our resources and put together this giveaway," says Hunter.

The Boys and Girls Club strives to teach leadership and community. They're involved in outreach programs throughout the year to connect with all ages.

"The kids we've got going to the Boys and Girls Club will be some of the future leaders in this community so we just want to do our part in giving back to this community and help it grow in any direction we can," says Harris.