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Volume 6, Issue 75  | September 17, 2021


Boys & Girls Clubs to hold 24-hour online fundraiser

As the country continues to be impacted by COVID-19, Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Orange County are needed more than ever before and continue to do “whatever it takes” to put young people on the path to great futures by creating safe places, connecting them with caring mentors, and providing life-enhancing programs focused on academics, health and leadership. Whether it is virtually or in-person, Boys & Girls Clubs meet kids where they are, offering hope and basic needs support for essential workers, families in need and youth of all ages. 

To that end, 13 Boys & Girls Clubs in Orange County – serving more than 90,000 youth – are coming together on Wednesday, Aug. 26 for “Greatness Amplified,” a 24-hour online fundraiser powered by the Orange County Community Foundation. Click here to donate.

Funds raised will support the Clubs’ implementation of a variety of strategies to support the youth and families of the region during this challenging school year, all while adhering to public safety guidelines. Donations will help clubs provide full-day programming with academic assistance for remote learning, alongside enrichment activities both on-site and online. Additionally, funding will help maintain support services including telehealth and wellness checks, Grab-n-go STEM activities, access to licensed therapists, food distribution, family resources, literacy and reading programs and more.

Boys & Girls Clubs youngster and adult

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Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange County

Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to helping and supporting thousands of diverse youth in achieving great futures through a tailored approach

“During today’s challenges, one thing is certain – Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Orange County are doing ‘whatever it takes’ to support our youth and their families, regardless of their situations,” said Jim Aurelio, board treasurer and past president, Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton. “Your gift to fund the Greatness Amplified’ campaign helps Orange County Clubs provide equity in services, facilitate a steady return to normalcy, aid schools with distance learning and build future preparedness through dedicated mentors. Each donation, no matter how small, allows us to reach as many kids as possible so they don’t fall behind in their education – and for that, we are grateful.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to helping and supporting the tens of thousands of diverse youth they serve to achieve great futures through a tailored approach that meets the needs of each unique community while addressing the five core areas that all Boys & Girls Clubs focus on. These core areas include closing the job skills gap, breaking the cycles of inequality, creating safer childhoods, mentoring tomorrow’s leaders and making their voices heard.

Click here to donate to the “Greatness Amplified” fundraiser. For information on specific Club programs, services and community offerings, visit www.bgcresources.org.

The participating clubs in Orange County include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast serving Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Orange and Santa Ana.

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