PRINCETON, NJ — Solvay, an advanced material and specialty chemical company, has matched the United Way Women’s Council grant for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County, New Jersey, for a grand total of $3,000 awarded to the organization. The money has been used to purchase six new computers and program software for the club’s Paulsboro, New Jersey, location.

“This is a tremendous need for our Paulsboro Center,” said Patti Withington, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County. “Being able to purchase new and working technology will help us move forward and help our kids achieve more by having access to newer technology and timely information.”

“When it comes to children and education, our focus areas are similar, and being able to double the impact by working together on this initiative is great,” said Jill Wilson, member of Women United of Gloucester County and Senior Controller for Solvay. “On behalf of Women United, I can say that the members are very thankful for this opportunity to partner with Solvay. This is a huge deal for our council because this the first time that any grant given by Women United was matched by another organization.” 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County operates in Glassboro, Paulsboro, and Woodbury, New Jersey, and serves over 1,000 children annually. Its mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“It is very rewarding to know that these grants will be used to purchase much needed computers that will benefit many children in Paulsboro on a daily basis,” added Wilson. “Being able to partner up with Women United of Gloucester County is beneficial not only to the Boys & Girls Clubs, but also to Solvay and Women United.”

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