Last week, Bank of the Cascades announced it was donating 40 thousand dollars to keep the club in southeast Bend open through this school year.
Bank of the Cascades CEO and President Terry Zink says he felt compelled to do something.
"We just felt it was the right thing to do. I don't think anything is more important to our future than kids and helping them grow. It's a changing world out there and kids need to have some security. We needed to keep the doors open. It meant a lot.
Zink says Bank of the Cascades, Housing Works and the Boys and Girls Club are working together to come up with a future plan to fund the Ariel Club beyond this year.