Eight-year-old AJ inspired a dinner program to help feed his peers and their families. Josh helped teens feel a greater sense of belonging in his community. A group of kids in Wisconsin started a kindness club to positively impact their town.
It’s true — today’s young people are tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and problem solvers. We see it every day at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. But too many kids aren’t sure where their next meal will come from, don’t have a safe place to go after school, and often don’t have the support they need to prepare for college or a career.
This holiday season, you can help today’s kids become the next generation of leaders we’re counting on. If you’re in the position to share some generosity this season, here are some simple actions you and your family can take to help kids now:
Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Use the power of social media for good this holiday season by creating a holiday Facebook fundraiser. Just $20 can make a huge difference — providing two hours with a caring mentor for one child. Once you’ve created your fundraiser, share it with your friends and family and ask them to make a donation to join you in supporting Club youth.
Cash Alternative Gifts
Generosity doesn’t need to be limited to cash gifts! Consider making a gift of stock, cryptocurrency or other appreciated assets before the end of the year.
Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Some will even triple-match your charitable donation to triple the impact you can have for kids.
Round Up Your Change With Coin Up
Make the most of your holiday shopping by virtually donating your spare change from everyday transactions to help Club kids. Download the app to get started today.
Shop Through Amazon Smile
Shop with Amazon Smile to make your dollar go further for Club kids. Select Boys & Girls Clubs of America as your preferred charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
Spread the Word
At Clubs, kids receive the care, confidence and connections to become anything they can dream. See how today’s youth are building a better future by following us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Tag us in your posts and encourage your followers to support Club kids this holiday season. Here’s a sample post to get you started:
This holiday season, I’m supporting @Boys & Girls Clubs of America because they’re providing safe places, caring mentors and life-enhancing programs that prepare kids and teens for great futures. You can support Club kids, too! → bgca.org.
Make a Donation
When kids have Clubs and Clubs have you, there’s no limit to what they can do. Now through Dec. 31, 2022, Kohl’s will match your donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, turning $1 into $2
, to give more kids the meals, mentors and meaningful life experiences they need to make great futures possible.
Here’s what your donation can do for Club kids:
- $20 provides two hours with a caring mentor
- $45 provides 13 children a hot meal
- $70 provides seven teens an hour of leadership training
- $100 gives a child two weeks of afterschool homework help
- $250 sends 25 kids on a science field trip to strengthen STEM skills