READING, PA – The Olivet Boys & Girls Club strives to “enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
The health and safety of Olivet club members, their families, our volunteers, and our team members has always been a top priority and is more important now than ever as Reading, Berks County, and the entire country grapple with the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club, Centro Hispano and Oakside Care Pharmacy launched a plan to vaccinate Berks County families Saturdays, beginning April 17th, at the Olivet Pendora Site located at 330 South 19th Street in East Reading. The vaccination clinics will also be held April 24th at Olivet Clinton
Street Site located at 677 Clinton Street in Reading, May 8th at Pendora, and May 15th at Clinton Street.
The clinics will be by appointment and links will be provided by the pharmacy and on the Facebook pages and websites for each organization.
“Olivet Boys and Girls Club has a responsibility to the youth of our community to make things better for
them and their families. To think bigger than our imaginations and to help our community change the
course of the impact this pandemic has had on the youth of Reading and Berks County. This virus does not define who we are. The legacy of this organization is that we took action to help break the chains this virus had on our community, especially the youth, and we did whatever it takes for them,” said Chris Winters, President and CEO.
“When people ask me, “Why is the Centro Hispano so passionate about making sure all members of our
community are vaccinated?” I remember times with our senior citizens enjoying time together at the Centro and I want to see us to return to those times of laughter and fellowship. I let them know, “We are living our mission of service at the Centro and will continue to do our part with our community partners, like Olivet Boys and Girls Club” and lead with passion and purpose. We all have a role to play, and Centro and Olivet take that role seriously,” stated Mike Toledo, President and CEO, Centro Hispano.
Fadeke Salako, Owner/Pharmacist of Oakside Care Pharmacy said, “Today we were able to vaccinate
members of the Reading Police and Fire Departments, senior citizens, parents, grandparents, people from all walks of life and help our community move another step towards normalcy. The partnership with Olivet and Centro allows us to address the needs in underserved areas of our community and those who serve our community on the frontlines.”