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Campaigning for full bellies

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 11:50 AM

As I transition into a new beat, I will, of course, be writing about campaigns for office.

As a way to ease in, however, here is a campaign our community may want to know about.

The Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau is hoping to raise $500 for funding one week's worth of healthy snacks.

The organization provides afterschool programming for Cape Girardeau youth.

Here is a link to the Groupon page where donations can be made and a full description of the campaign is available.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/grs-boys-gi...

Boys and Girls Club director VickI Lawson said the campaign has only three days left, and the organization has to "sell" 100 of the $5 Groupons or reaps no benefit.

Enrollment in the Boys and Girls Club has grown the past few years as an increasing number of families struggle to afford afterschool care. Take a look at a story we did in January http://www.semissourian.com/story/180316... to learn more.



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Erin Ragan began writing for the Southeast Missourian in 2009, freelancing in news, arts and entertainment and special publications. Her staff reporting beats since 2011 have included K-12 and higher education and government and political news. Ragan took on the business beat in fall 2014, where she covers area business news and contributes to Business Today, a monthly special publication.