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Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane Co. to raise funds for families impacted by COVID-19

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County (BGCDC) have established a support fund for area families students, and the elderly, to assist during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In less then 24 hours, the fund currently sits at $103,000.

The funds will be used for medical supplies for those who are impacted by the virus and meals for kids due to school closures.

Funds will also be used to distribute to local shelters in support of families and individuals in need, to support college students who are in need of temporary housing and meals and to support senior citizens who may need meals, transportation and medical assistance.

The Meicher family foundation has pledge to match up to $25,000 within that 103,000 dollar. The goal is to raise $250,000, with the hope of that goal being met by Friday.

The United Way has also donated $15,000 along with $25,000 from UW Health.

To donate to to support the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency Fund, click here.

Michael Johnson, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, Henry Sanders, CEO & Publisher of Madison365 and CEO of Selfless Ambition, Dr. Leslie Petty, Assistant Dean, UW School of Business and BGCDC Board Chair, The Meicher Family Foundation and The UW Health Foundation are involved in the fund.

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