Didn’t get the gift you wanted? Open this one!

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Hi there, Our gift to you this holiday season is the gift of a 2017 Tax Receipt! It might not be the gift that you were hoping for, but we promise that making a gift to BGC this holiday season will be one of the best ones you give. The simple fact is that by […]

It’s not too late to get on the “nice” list!

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Hi! In case you do believe in Santa, now would be a great time to make a gift to BGC! After seeing Santa and the Elves in our Clubs over the last few weeks, we have it on good authority that it’ll get you directly onto the jolly guy’s “nice” list! Meanwhile, it will also […]

Seeing is believing… in possibility

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Hello there, As you might have noticed, the holidays are upon us. If you happened to read my last message, you’ll know that at Boys and Girls Clubs we’re focused on giving our amazing kids and families what they need, in a way that always protects their dignity. I think for many of us the […]

Do you see what I see?

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, according to the old Andy Williams holiday classic. It’s the season of giving, and of course, this is the time when we’re all thinking about giving to those we love, and causes we care about. After more than 80 years, Boys and Girls Clubs have learned that […]

Best. Dinner. Ever.

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Last Thursday evening, Boys and Girls Clubs had a few of our besties over for dinner. You know what it’s like: you plan the best menu, get cleaned up, and wait for everyone to arrive. I’ll admit, it was a little out of the ordinary, because, well, it was 347 of our besties, it was […]

Is it really just summer camp?

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Hey, Summer day camps in the city include popsicles, trips to the beach, dodge ball, arts and crafts, gardening, and on those REALLY hot days, just finding a shady spot to play a game or read… and just cool down. At Camp Potlatch, there’s swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, mass games, and new friends from far […]

What would summer camp be… without kids?

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Hi there, When we think about kids and summer, we think of them at play, which looks so fun and carefree. We don’t consciously realize that play, is in fact, their work! It’s how they practice all of the lessons they are learning from their parents, teachers, role models, heroes, and even from their friends. […]

Living the lessons that we teach kids: tell the truth

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Hi there, One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what, other than money, does Boys and Girls Clubs need to achieve our goals. On the surface, that might seem like an easy question. But wait… not so fast. If you put yourself in my shoes (which I don’t easily share 😉 ), you’re […]

What do all kids have in common: they’re hungry!

Hi Friend, Spring Break is officially here – and we’re busy hosting 750 kids for 2 full weeks of day camps that will keep them safe, active, and having fun. Does that seem like A LOT of kids to you? That’s good, because it IS!!! It’s loud, and busy, and let’s face it, a little […]

BGC always wears pink coloured glasses!

At BGC, we have always known that bullying, regardless of whether it’s physical, verbal, written, or online, has long-term negative impacts for everyone involved… the targets of bullying (and their friends and families), the witnesses, and the bullies themselves. We also know that there are constructive ways for kids to develop skills to prevent bullying […]