A RELATIONSHIP POWERED BY DEPENDABILITY
Since 2003, Maytag has supported the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America to inspire youth to pursue greatness. We’re proud to recognize their spirit of dependability and all their reliable mentors.
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HONORING LEADERS WHO CHANGE LIVES
Maytag celebrates exceptional BGCA mentors for their positive lifetime impact on kids and teens by honoring them with a Maytag Dependable Leader Award and a $20,000 grant to support their local Club.
Award winners include former president Jimmy Carter. To date, Maytag has honored 114 extraordinary leaders who have helped thousands of kids and teens achieve their full potential.
CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF DEPENDABILITY
On Maytag brand’s annual Day of Dependability, Maytag employees from all over the country volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs in their communities to make an impact through the power of positive leadership.
From serving 200 kids a Thanksgiving meal or just being there to help with homework, over 6,000 team members turn 3 volunteer days into brighter futures at local Clubs. Maytag believes when kids and teens are inspired to dream big by dependable mentors, they can achieve anything.
FEEL GOOD FRIDGE
According to Feeding America, one in six children experience food insecurity. And Maytag knows dependability starts with ensuring that all Americans have access to their most basic needs, especially nourishing food. That’s why Maytag is working with the Boys and Girls Club of America to launch the Feel Good Fridge program giving kids and families a food source they can depend on. The Maytag® Feel Good Fridge is a refrigerator that will be stocked with healthy food for club members and their families to take when in-need.
Maytag is kicking off the program with 10 refrigerators in clubs in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Grand Rapids and plans to install 20 more by early 2022. Each refrigerator comes with a small grant to get the club started in filling the fridge with nourishing food, and the clubs will use local relationships and community support to continue to keep the fridges full. Each Maytag® Feel Good Fridge will help provide healthy food to an average of 130 Club kids per day.*
*based on ten Maytag® Feel Good Fridges installed in Sept. 2021
IMPACT THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES
May 2020—The Maytag Dependable Leader program honors extraordinary individuals for their commitment to kids and teens.
July 2020—Jeff Long was one of seven Boys & Girls Club youth development professionals to be named a Maytag Dependable Leader this year.
Nov. 2018—Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and Maytag brand teamed up to surprise a deserving family in San Diego’s Escondido neighborhood with all-new kitchen and laundry appliances.
Please note that Maytag products are not recommended or endorsed by BGCA, and purchases of Maytag products do not entitle the purchaser to a charitable deduction.