In an effort to show our club members that academic achievement matters Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV and the Staples Edinburg store partnered to award 26 A-B honor roll club members with an end of the year shopping spree.

Partnered with a shopping buddy, 25 members raced through the Staples to spend their $50 gift cards.

Youth of the Year, Deidra Tafolla received $250 gift card and with the help of her shopping buddy she purchased item for her University of Texas-Austin Dorm room.

For two years Staples has designated proceeds from sales to provide gift cards to Club members. We would like to express our most sincere thanks to Staples for their generosity in giving back to the community.

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for 39 years, providing daily programs and services to over 16,000 young people. During the School year the Club is open Monday — Friday, 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about our education programs call 956-383-2582 or visit our website www. edinburgkids.com.

If you would like to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer at 956.383.2582 or email swalker@edinburgkids.com or you can text “CLUB” to 20222 to donate $5.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley is a proud City of Edinburg partner and Hidalgo County United Way Agency.