To the Editor:
On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manhattan, we would like to thank the many individuals who donated to the Charity Coin Drop at Burger King. Also, thanks to Burger King for choosing our organization as the beneficiary.
Since 1994, Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan has provided a safe environment and youth develop-ment services before- and after school and during the summer for children and youth ages K-18. The club provides a safe place in the critical after-school hours, especially for children from disadvantaged circumstances who might otherwise be in latchkey situations without adult supervision.
We offer a world-class club experience that assures that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle. In 2012, registered members numbered 1,819; our average after-school daily attendance in 2012 was 673 children.
This donation is greatly ap-preciated and will help play an important role in our ability to keep costs low for families. Thank you again for your contribution to the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan.