For Release: 05/08/2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Partners with Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas Employees to Refurbish Louis L. Valentine Club on National Rebuilding Day
Employee "Commitment to the Community Day" Focused on Giving Back to South Side Club
Chicago, IL – 75 Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas employees and 16 students
from Chicago Public Schools volunteered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Louis L.
Valentine Club, to give back to the Bridgeport community as part of the company's 18th
annual "Commitment to the Community" day in April.
Infrastructure and engineering experts from Peoples Gas lent their expertise to refurbishing the
club's interior spaces, which provide a safe and welcoming place for 1,200 members to
make new friends, develop new interests and participate in exciting activities. Volunteers also built
coat racks and cubbies in the hallway, assembled heavy-duty shelving in the gym, and built and
installed new vanities in the locker rooms and applied a fresh coat of paint to doors and walls.
"Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are committed to giving back to the communities we
serve," said Peoples Gas President John Kleczynski. "Our annual
'Commitment to Community Day' is just one demonstration of the dedication our
employees have to the communities in which we live and work. We are proud to be working
alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and our next generation of leaders from Chicago Public
Schools on this project."
"The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago are extremely grateful to the generous contributions
made by employees by Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas," said James Keane, President
and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. "Their donations and volunteer hours make a
difference to the youth who turn to Valentine Club to help them reach their full potential as
responsible, productive citizens." Keane added.
For more information on the ways in which Peoples Gas gives back to the community visit the stories pages on their
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