(WSIL) -- News 3 WSIL is proud to join with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation to help local non-profits.
This week we spotlight a new campaign named "Give S.I." It benefits organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.
Despite COVID-19, they have stepped up to meet the needs of the region's youth
"Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us the most to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens," says Chief Executive Officer, Tina Carpenter.
That rings especially true during a Pandemic.
"We find a way to serve the kids, and right now they really need us, especially the social support."
While the organization directs all funds toward helping their, youth, much of it goes toward training, which is becoming more important during the pandemic.
"How to work with the kids to deal with their trauma or their emotional needs right now, having been isolated, continuing to not be able to be with their peers."
That's something staff says is becoming increasingly important.
"We need to continue serving our kids, and we need support to be able to do that."
More than 70 organizations will benefit from Give-SI. Those groups serve veterans, the homeless, animals in need, and many other good causes.