Field trips will continue for boys and girls thanks to the Union Pacific Railroad

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Boys and girls will now be able to take a look into their future thanks to the help of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The Union Pacific Foundation donated $8,000 Thursday to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka.

“It’s such a wonderful experience to see so much energy and get to see the kids who are actually benefiting from the funds,” said Lindsey Douglas, director of public affairs, Union pacific Railroad in Kansas.

The money will used to ensure club members are engaged in activities centered on exploring future career opportunities. It includes taking field trips to colleges and work facilities.

“It’s so important to us as a company that we are helping to support the community, especially the children in our communities,” Douglas said.

So far in 2016, the Union Pacific Foundation has granted $142,000 to 25 Kansas nonprofit organizations.