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Boys and Girls Club kicks off their Adopt-A-Child campaign

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LAWTON, Okla._The Lawton Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club kicked off their fourth annual Adopt-A-Child campaign Friday.

It was created to ensure as many boys and girls as possible have a safe, fun and stimulating place to learn and grow. The goal of the campaign is to raise $40,000 or to find sponsors who can give $300 to support one child for an entire year.

The Adopt-A-child program allows individuals, families and businesses the opportunity to provide a child access to wonderful, life changing programs; activities and programs that keep children off of the streets and gives them tools to make positive choices.

Dancing and cheerleading are just a couple of the many activities available for the children and youth at the Boys and Girls Club.

"When we get here they actually serve us food and they take care of us like we are all family," said Atricia Smith, one of the children at the club.

Parents say it's about teaching those kids positive life skills and building leadership skills.

"It helps the children with their grades; it helps them with the sports program. And it's not just about winning or losing, it's about teaching them about teamwork and in order to be productive in society you have to learn how to work with people," said Stacy Taylor, parent.

And playing with all kinds of different children brings the kids closer. 

"It's not like just my children playing with her daughter, it's about all kids playing together from different backgrounds, different ethnicities, everything. The kids are just here and they enjoy their selves. They genuinely enjoy their self. They become like a family," said Taylor.

Without the Adopt-A-Child campaign, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club would have to raise its fees. Raising the fees would keep some children away from what some call a shining light in the community.

If you are interested in participating in the adopt a child campaign please contact Lieutenant Israel Roseno at (580) 355-1802.

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