PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Phillipsburg’s Firth Youth Center is hoping a social media campaign will encourage the community to 'adopt a member.'
The center's director, Kelly Post-Sheedy, said last week a local business heard about the financial struggles some parents were having to pay the annual $15 membership and wanted to help.
“They said 'we put a check in the mail for 10 children, when you need more just let us know,'” she said.
Post-Sheedy said she was inspired by their generosity and started a social media campaign called 'adopt a member' to see if friendly competition would encourage others to donate.
"It kind of exploded. It really took off about three days into it."
Post-Sheedy said about 50 people have donated enough money to have 350 kids memberships paid for. You can visit the Firth Youth Center’s Facebook page to find out more about how to donate.
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