Kuna Boys and Girls Club children and administrators stand with Charlie Long, center, of Albertsons, when he presented a $1,000 check to the organization Friday, Sept. 7.
From this year’s Kuna Days fundraising efforts, Kuna’s Albertsons donated $1,000 to the Kuna Boys and Girls Club.
Charlie Long, a manager at Kuna’s Albertsons, presented the check to Boys and Girls Club administrators, and to a few child participants, at Ross Elementary School Sept. 7. The Boys and Girls Club is an organization that provides after-school and summer activities to children.
Albertsons has held an annual Kuna Days fundraiser for years, however this is the first year it has donated proceeds to a local nonprofit, Long said. Community members could by “duck raffle” tickets for an assortment of prizes. The duck raffle used to be the duck race, but that Kuna Days event was stopped a couple years ago.
Colleen Braga, executive director for the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, which Kuna is part of, said she and other leaders appreciate the way the Kuna community has embraced the Boys and Girls Club, and she appreciates Kuna Albertsons fundraising efforts this year.
“Boys and Girls Club here in Kuna exists because of community support,” Braga said. “It’s fundraisers like this and the big hearts of Kuna residents that make it all possible.”
Long said the $1,000 met the Kuna Albertsons fundraising goal for the Kuna Boys and Girls Club.
“A lot of it is vendors (who) have been donating for 13, 14 years,” Long said. “The vendors kind of expect it every year, so it is on their budget.”