Boys & Girls Clubs to distribute health-care packets

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has formed the Healthy Habits Care Packets program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs, Fort Wayne UNITED and Save A Lot stores, will distribute 1,000 care packets with health care supplies along with COVID 19 information, including masks and support resources to help struggling families stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield contributed $15,000 to the effort.

“The packets will include basic health care products like shampoo, soap and other hygiene products,” Joe Jordan, president & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, said in a statement. Distribution will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will occur every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Club’s main building at 2609 Fairfield Ave.

Although the program is only scheduled to operate while supplies last, the club may extend and expand the program based on community response.


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