Funded in part by a grant from the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Outreach Transportation program was implemented to provide transportation to and from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford to youth residing in neighborhoods that do not have a social or recreational facility.
Transportation to the after-school programs are provided from the following elementary schools: Hathaway School, Wm. H. Carney Academy, Ellen R. Parker School, Carlos Pacheco (Mt. Pleasant) Elementary and Brooks Elementary.
Rockland Trust Donates New Van to Club
The Boys & Girls Club is proud to announce the addition of a new Ford 15-passenger extended van which was recently donated by Rockland Trust. The new van will help meet the ongoing transportation needs of members, and helps the Boys & Girls Club continue to service the New Bedford community. "Our van pool was looking a little tired and we needed to supplement the service that we provide to ensure the continued growth of the program," stated Rob Mendes, Executive Director. That's when Rockland Trust stepped forward with an offer to purchase a new van and an innovative cause-related marketing partnership. "The Boys & Girls Club is grateful to Rockland Trust for their support, their generous donation of a passenger van clearly demonstrates their commitment to our community's youth."
Launched in January 2009, the Boys & Girls Club van fleet now proudly displays the artwork of five child artists selected from fifty Club members who submitted artwork depicting their favorite Boys & Girls Club activity. Winners received $100 savings bonds and their artwork was magnified and placed on the exterior of the van fleet, along with the bank's logo, thereby heightening awareness of the range of Boys & Girls Club activities available and reinforcing the image of Rockland Trust in the community.