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Boys Town Supporters Are Everywhere
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by Boys Town Contributor

tags: Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Healing Families, Village of Boys Town

Boys Town Supporters Are Everywhere

​We like to say, “Boys Town kids are everywhere.” And they are. Given a second chance for success, they graduate from Boys Town to become teachers, police officers, congressional interns, social workers and more. At the midpoint of our 100th year, we can also say, “Boys Town supporters are everywhere.”

To celebrate our centennial, we first asked corporate sponsors and community partners across the nation to show their support for Boys Town by displaying our centennial materials around their buildings, campuses and cities. As you’ll see in the video, the show of support has been amazing and has truly blown us away. We’ve seen our Boys Town kids on elevators and overpasses, in waiting rooms and restaurants, and outside of businesses as we walk down the street.

Next, we offered materials to individuals who wanted to show their support and find exciting ways to let the world know about Boys Town’s work. These materials included window decals, cards, and notepads.

Another item among the materials was our “Flat Flanagan” bookmarks. These silhouettes of Boys Town kids are the perfect companions on any of your travels. We challenged individuals to snap photos of Flat Flanagan and post them on social media using #FlatFlanagan. So far, Flat Flanagans have been spotted throughout the United States, on airplanes, at concerts and in the mountains. They have seen the Colosseum in Rome, rode the Tube in London, floated in the Dead Sea and visited a few famous New Yorkers. Check out the video to see many of the places they’re popping up.

We couldn’t be more pleased with the outpouring of support that so many people have shown in such a short time. THANK YOU, everyone — businesses, communities and individuals. Our work is important, and with your help, we will continue saving children and healing families for another 100 years.