The 30 clubs serve 17,000 children. William Lampley, the president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, says staff hours have been cut by 12 percent, focusing on positions that don't serve children. The clubs are reducing the number of programs they offer.
The clubs are cutting more than $2 million from their $17.7 million budget because of the loss of income from endowment and declining donations. The biggest loss is from the United Way of Metro Atlanta, which depends on pledges from area workers.