True Value Foundation Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago with Time, Talent and $1.5 Million Grant

General Robert E. Wood Club to be renamed in honor of donor

A popular Boys & Girls Club in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood welcomed a five-year, $1.5 million grant from True Value. In celebration of the partnership the Club, community members and nearly 100 volunteers from around the country, united in providing building improvements, taking part in a ribbon cutting and participating in a neighborhood fair. The volunteers are retailers, suppliers and  employees of True Value Company – a major supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

"The General Robert E. Wood Club has been renamed the True Value Club in recognition of True Value’s ongoing support and engagement with Boys & Girls Clubs here and around the country," said Jill Reid, Interim Vice President of External Affairs.

The grant will support after school programs that promote healthy lifestyles, academic success and character development at the Club, located at 2950 W. 25th Street in Chicago.

"True Value’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago spans 35 years. We remain deeply committed to investing in Chicago’s communities and helping kids develop the character strength they need to succeed in life," said Brent Burger, President of True Value Foundation.

"True Value Foundation is the kind of partner every club  wants, providing not only a generous grant but also putting in volunteer time, mentorship and hard work that our Clubs need to best serve youth and strengthen our communities," said Hermilo Hinojosa, Director of True Value Boys & Girls Club and the Little Village Boys & Girls Club.