Impact a Child's Life Today

by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura

About this campaign

Providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow is our number one priority. And that’s where you come in…
Even a small donation can make a big difference.
Many of us can agree that investing in our children in the early stages can have a far reaching impact on addressing societal challenges later on.
Together with your help, we can direct vital resources to those on front lines, who give young people more than just childcare, but a place they receive life changing mentorship, homework help, snack and supper and much more.  With the goal of promoting academic success, good character and healthy habits.
From providing important Club materials to allowing us to support youth with our vital programs and services, your donation dollar stretches further when you support us.
To show you that we are continuing to do great work, we were honored on June 5, 2018 as Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Monique Limón. Through our Clubs dedication to innovative youth development programs that serve over 1,100 registered members and 1,800 total youth served, we continue to extend our Club programs.  Especially, during the school year, summer, and during natural disasters like the Thomas Fire — when hundreds of affected families needed child care to avoid financial hardship. 
During the Thomas Fire this year we continued to lend a helping hand in the Ventura community, as we stayed open free of charge to all kids displaced who needed supervision while parents worked. Staff called over 200 members who were affected in the fire zones to check their status. And after the fire many of our kids visited local fire stations and thanked first responders for their heroism.
However, this year has been especially challenging for our community, as well as our Club.  As a locally owned and operated nonprofit in Ventura, we support four Club sites in communities that are unable to support the true cost of running a Club on their own.  Although we are associated with the larger Boys & Girls Club of America movement in name, we are supported solely through grants and private philanthropy locally and not from the larger movement.
Nonetheless, we also must report that financially we have been feeling the effects of the fire’s aftermath and with fewer people in a position to give as a result of the devastation and depleted resources in the community as a result of necessary relief efforts from outside agencies. We understand and are sensitive to this year’s developments, but it is also important to realize that we need everyone’s help to keep our doors open and create the stability our kids so desperately need.
We are very grateful to everyone that has continued to support us and saddened for those who have had to contend with one of the most difficult years of their lives.
Your gift today will help kids in our community know that they are deeply valued and matter. Join us by donating HERE or text bgkids18 to 44321.
From all of us at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura – Our Hearts Go Out to You and Your Family.
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