In honor of former President Jimmy Carter’s 96th birthday on October 1, Maytag brand is donating a full suite of kitchen appliances to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Unit. In addition, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were virtually presented with the Maytag Dependable Leader Award.
“It has been a tremendous honor working with the Carters to re-open the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Unit and help them continue their legacy of supporting the youth in Plains, Ga.,” says Marvin B. Laster, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany. “We are also grateful for the partnership with Maytag. Through this donation, our youth will have the opportunity to participate in a limited culinary arts program in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Through each of our community partnerships, we are able to achieve more to ensure every kid in Southwest Georgia has an opportunity for a great future.”
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have been serving youth for more than 40 years, especially in their hometown of Plains, Ga. The Carters have been very active in advocating for youth locally, nationally and globally. In 1999, the Carters built the Jimmy & Rosalynn Boys & Girls Club, becoming the only living former president and first lady to have a Boys & Girls Club named after them.
We are grateful for this award and for Maytag brand’s kindness in establishing an endowment for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Plains. Their generosity will help create positive outcomes and build hope for kids and teens for years to come.
“Rosalynn and I are proud of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs to provide opportunities for the young people in our community to realize their potential,” says former president Carter. “We are grateful for this award and for Maytag brand’s kindness in establishing an endowment for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Plains. Their generosity will help create positive outcomes and build hope for kids and teens for years to come.”
This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Maytag selected seven new recipients of the annual Maytag Dependable Leader Award, a program that recognizes Boys & Girls Club employees and volunteers who have dedicated their lives to serving young people. In addition to the award, each recipient earned a $20,000 grant to their local Boys & Girls Club.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is using the $20,000 grant to fund an endowment, and launch first phase of the Carter Campaign for kids.
“Maytag is proud to have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for nearly 20 years,” says Joe Liotine, Whirlpool Corporation’s North American President and member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Board of Governors. “The local Boys & Girls Clubs provide tremendous opportunities for our youth and it’s our honor to recognize the Carters and the dependability they have brought to their community.”
The Carters join a distinguished group of more than 110 Maytag Dependable Leader winners from almost the past two decades. Each individual is nominated by peers at their local Boys & Girls Club and following a comprehensive review of the nomination forms, Maytag selects the winners to receive the honor along with a grant to their local club.
To learn more about Maytag brand, visit Maytag.com, or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany and Jimmy and Rosalynn partnership, visit the Club’s website here. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Maytag partnership, click here.