Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint teams with Comcast to provide free school supplies

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FLINT (WJRT) (08/29/17)--The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint is swimming in school supplies.

"It's absolutely amazing. Comcast really put together a great supply drive and provided us with more than we need," said Club CEO Tauzzari Robinson.

The donations sitting in the Club's learning center are only a small portion of what Comcast employees were able to collect. The Club is still accepting supplies. Backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, paper and erasers are being made available to any student who needs them.

"We're looking to serve the community as a whole, whether they're a club member or not. We're here for all kids, so come down here and talk to us about getting some school supplies," said Robinson.

At the same time, Robinson wants families to know that the Club is striving to make it's after-school program more accessible than ever before.

"We want to make sure that cost is not an issue. Anybody that wants to be a member, we want to be able to provide that to them and not have to worry about paying a membership fee, so we're working in providing scholarships for kids," said Robinson.

When kids return to the Club on September 18th, they'll notice some major improvements in the works, most notably to the Rock and Shock Teen Room.

"Our friends at Lowes are getting together and will help to remodel and outfit our Teen Room with all new things, a new coat of paint, materials, supplies and things like that," said Robinson

On top of that, the Boys & Girls Club is working on possibly adding some satellite locations this school year.

"We've piloted a couple of sites the last two summers in some new locations and we definitely know that kids are out there and need a place to go. We're still in the process of trying to talk and work out some plans on some expansion," said Robinson.

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