The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley is a California Resource!
During this time while most Californians are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have quickly adapted to safely provide essential services to meet the needs of their communities. California Resources Corporation (CRC) is proud to recognize and celebrate these organizations and workers who are keeping our communities running.
This month we are highlighting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley (BGCSCV) for the good work they are doing in Ventura County!
When the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley had to close its doors due to the “Stay-At-Home” order, a sadness came over CEO Jan Marholin and her three site directors. “Providing a safe place for kids is our mission and we were now unable to fulfill that mission,” stated Marholin. Within a few days, however, the doors did open – virtually. Site directors used the Club’s “green screen” to produce short videos that were educational and fun to watch by the kids on their Facebook page and Instagram. One video included a scenic and fact tour of Niagra Falls and another on how to properly wash your hands.
In addition, the BGCSCV’s 3-D printers were put into production when Fillmore Fire Chief, Keith Gurrola, asked if they could be used to make frames for face shields for First Responders. Marholin commented, “We are doing everything we can to stay in touch with our members and developing enhanced academic programs for their return. To be able to help our first responders while in this period of wait is just icing on the cake.”