The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills is one of 30 non-profit agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida that are successfully participating in a Duke Energy philanthropy program aimed at supporting agency operations by reducing costs and offering support services.
To implement the program, Duke Energy collaborated with Restore Global, a worldwide organization that helps nonprofits maximize their impact.
Duke Energy’s $82,000 investment is allowing Restore Global to provide direct benefits to help these organizations better serve customers.
Agencies can take advantage of their Access to Excess program, which sources equipment at free or reduced prices. The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills and other participating organizations also received one-on-one management consulting and an operational performance review to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
“By partnering with Duke Energy and Restore Global it provides us with the ability to expand our services and outreach to more youth, strengthen future readiness and resilience beyond our Club walls”, said Chief Executive Officer Steve Kastner. “We are excited to continue participating and taking advantage of this tremendous program”.
The ongoing financial hardships many are facing has increased the number of families many crisis agencies serve each month. An important program goal was to make it easier for the agencies to focus on their clients by reducing the stress of limited resources.
“As Duke Energy looks for ways to assist our customers, we recognize that providing back-office assistance for crisis agencies or nonprofits like the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills can make a big difference for not only the agency but the clients they serve,” said David McNeill, Duke Energy District Manager.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1997, and the doors officially opened in 1999. Since then, the Club has served over 7,000 children and teens and is the leading youth advocacy nonprofit organization in Moore County.