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Doctor donates to nonprofit
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Posted: 2013 Feb 08 - 07:10

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY --Dr. Shamsher Singh a dermatologist practicing in Port St. Lucie for 33 years, donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County and will sponsor a club member at the Chuck Hill Unit for five years so the youth can participate in the organization's youth development programs.

In September, the Boys & Girls Club announced the Chuck Hill Unit was in danger of closing its doors if $150,000 wasn't raised to help fund the club. It costs the organization $1,000 per child to have them as members in the afterschool program per year. Costs are kept as low as $10 per year for members as many are on free or reduced lunches.

The Chuck Hill Unit opened its doors one year ago in a response to a neighborhood in need of a youth development program. It currently serves 150 members.

In a time when hundreds of children and teens in St. Lucie County are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs, or become responsible adults, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is there to help children and young adults.

The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. With 18 locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of more than 4,200 kids ages 5-18.

For more information, call (772) 460-9918 or visit www.bgcofslc.org.

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