U.S. Cellular has donated $10,000 to support the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin.

The donation is part of $325,000 in such gifts to the national organization’s COVID-19 relief fund efforts in 50 communities across the country.

The Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund helps ensure clubs can continue critical COVID-19 response work, U.S. Cellular officials stated in a news release. These services include providing immediate and near-term relief efforts such as:

- Distributing food, bottled water and other necessary supplies

- Operating for longer hours to provide childcare for families of essential workers and first responders

- Offering virtual learning and programming to keep children and teens engaged and on-track academically

- Playing a critical role in helping children recover following the crisis by helping heal youth trauma and enabling teens to contribute to the workforce as the economy rebuilds