Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem Receives New Bus Funded in part by Foundation Trust


New yellow school bus with campers standing in front

Over 60 campers attended the event

On July 14th, the Boys and Girls of Greater Salem (BGCGS) celebrated the arrival its new bus at Collins Middle School. BGCGS staff, supporters, friends, and over 60 campers were in attendance at the event as well as City Councilors, School Committee members, Senator Joan Lovely, and Salem Mayor Pangallo.

Left to right: Susan Ulbrich; our new President, Daniel Sullivan; Treasurer, Wendy Davison; Secretary, Janelle Johnson PhD; Foundation Trust, and Salem Mayor Pangallo.


This was the BGGS’s first bus with air conditioning, which was appreciated more than ever on the 85-degree sunny day.


“The Boys and Girls Club is an amazing organization that elevates the lives of Salem youth. We are thrilled to facilitate their hard work in the community,” shared Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Executive Director of the Foundation Trust.


Campers enjoyed holding the big check!

Joanne Scott, Executive Director of the BGCGS said, “The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is grateful to The Foundation Trust for its donation toward our brand-new bus. The Foundation Trust contribution allowed installation of air conditioning and tinted windows.  Since the bus is used daily in the summer, these additions allow our youth and staff to travel comfortably to and from their destinations. After riding in an aging, hot bus for many years, our campers are full of joy! The wheels of the new bus go round-and-round carrying singing, laughing kids on their many adventures!”


Children lined up in front of an ice cream truck.

Campers got a sweet surprise!

The morning was a joy for all, and students enjoyed warm pastelillos and a visit from the ice cream truck before heading out for a fun day of bowling.




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