Boys & Girls Clubs receives 1,000 face shield donation from two Kansas City SMBs
Making before and after school care safer for KC kids during the pandemic
North Kansas City, MO (August 20, 2020) — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City received 1,000 youth face shields as a donation from InStore Design Display (IDD) and BMG Advisors today to help the Clubs keep kids safer during the coronavirus pandemic. All members above the age of five must wear some form of personal protective equipment (PPE) on their faces to enter the Club's facilities and participate in associated activities.
"We are so grateful to InStore Design Display and BMG Advisors for their generous and kind donation. It will help us ensure our Club members remain protected while allowing for the visibility of facial expressions and lip movements that will help with facilitating Club programming," said Dr. Dred Scott, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.
To improve communication and reduce improper wearing of face coverings, face shields became an ideal solution. Branded with the Clubs’ colors, logo, and a place for youths to write their names, the face shields are being handed out as kids come to the Clubs. The Clubs will store and clean the shields, so kids always have a way to protect their faces when interacting onsite.
The idea for the donation came from a conversation between Trevor Lewis of IDD and Adam Hawley of BMG Advisors. Both wanted a way to help keep kids safer in the Clubs’ activities. IDD designed and manufactured the face shields and BMG Advisors funded the branded headband for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Roberto Camacho with Whisky Design provided the graphic design for the face shield band.
"When Trevor brought this idea to me, I knew it aligned perfectly with BMG’s internal saying of ‘Do good by doing good.’ We love helping people, especially our community’s youth. We are honored to be a part of providing face shields to the Clubs,” said Adam Hawley, partner BMG Advisors.
IDD's face shields were originally designed in a collaboration with Dimensional Innovations, The University of Kansas and its Health System in March 2020 as a way to support frontline healthcare workers in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. IDD revised the design for youth and is now serving the needs of educational institutions and youth organizations as they get back to school and related activities this fall.
About InStore Design Display
InStore Design Display (IDD), a nationally recognized custom product display and retail environment company, partners with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in telecommunications, health and wellness, animal health, sporting equipment, and consumer goods desiring a superior retail presence that engages with their target customers. IDD's team of designers, builders, graphic artists, production gurus, and fulfillment and storage experts focus on helping brands and retailers create custom experiences for their shoppers. IDD pivoted its design and manufacturing to include personal protective equipment (PPE) in March 2020 and now serves healthcare, banks, law enforcement, retail, and educational organizations. To learn more, visit InStoreDesignDisplay.com.
About BMG Advisors
BMG Advisors is a financial planning and investment management services firm and member of LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. Founded in 2018, BMG Advisors launched to support an underserved aspect of the market — young people. The practice has grown by focusing on fee transparency, financial planning, and investment management. All employees are salaried, which separates plan recommendations from fees earned. To learn more, visit BMGAdvisors.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
For more than one hundred years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has provided youth, ages 5-18, a fun and safe environment to learn, play, meet new friends, and grow — with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. From sports, digital arts, and media to group activities and tutoring, the Clubs provide caring adult mentors, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours.
Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles to more than 1,000 area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to swim – the Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams of a Great Future within reach. More information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City can be found online at www.helpKCkids.org and www.facebook.com/helpkckids.