Update from the Executive Officer

These past few months I’ve spoken to many supporters like you. I’m proud of the strength and commitment of our community.

The children of the Brigade have experienced enormous change since the COVID-19 pandemic began. You helped meet their needs during these tumultuous times.

With your support, we increased our Pantry program to deliver food directly to families when there were food shortages at supermarkets. Our children received Vacation Care packs full of art and craft materials along with STEM kits and our staff worked hard to call parents and carers to see how they were doing.

After 10 long weeks, our team re-opened the doors of The Girls & Boys Brigade. Since then, we have been busier than ever. Our children and youth have loved returning to our after-school programs. I too have been delighted to witness laughter and excitement back in the Girls & Boys Brigade building.

I hope you enjoy the stories in this edition of our Newsletter. Because of you, it has been possible for us to respond to the ever-changing needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Stefan Lamour-Jansson, Executive Officer