Boys & Girls Club Client Story

Boys & Girls Club Client Story

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Building on a Dream

LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio

DEALER: Dupler Office

The Boys & Girls Club of central Ohio’s mission is straightforward: “To enable young people to reach their full potential.” But the road to encouraging young minds to embrace healthy and happy futures is one that requires thoughtful navigation and a firm focus on physical fitness, ongoing education, mental well-being, and personal safety. For the Milo-Grogan Boys & Girls Club in central Ohio, that foundation had to be built from the ground up—literally. Thanks to generous community partners, the 65-yearold structure was demolished in October 2020 to make room for a new facility designed to enrich the lives of both the young people and hard-working employees who make daily use of the organization’s multifaceted programs. With $15.3 million in raised funds, the ‘Comprehensive Campaign’ was ready to break ground on a relocated site that would service the community for decades to come.

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The newly-minted Champion Companies Milo-Grogan Clubhouse is now a beacon for neighborhood pride and iconic development. With a shared goal of incorporating a welcoming and comfortable residential aesthetic combined with commonsense functionality, HON and Columbus, OH-based Dupler Office teamed up to populate the unique environment with durable, multi-purpose seating, tables, and storage. The result was a warm, colorful communal entity designed to bring people together, foster a sense of belonging, and provide kinesthetic learning opportunities for children of all abilities.

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“My hope is that when young people walk through the these doors, they will think ‘the community came together to build this club for me’ and feel a sense of hope and belonging in the space.”

– Doug Wolf
CEO of Boys & Girls Club
of Central Ohio
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Photos by John Evans Photography

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Location

200 Oak Street, Muscatine, IA 52761, 1-800-553-8230

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