COVID-19 Response | How to Help Our Clubs


Make a Gift to Support Our Clubs


During these uncertain times, our Club members need your help now more than ever. It is only through your generosity that we can continue to support our Club kids, your gift will make a life-changing difference for Chicago's neediest kids at a time of crisis.


Your gift will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) to provide critical services to our children during the COVID-19 crisis - services including nutritious meals, wellness check-ins and a Virtual Club experience.


A Club for Home | Semi-Colon Bookstore


Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is providing our members with A Club for Home kits filled with crafts, games, educational supplies, and healthy snacks to keep them on track in the days ahead. In a concerted effort to support local businesses and expand upon the early childhood literacy program, BGCC has partnered with Semicolon Bookstore to get books into the hands of Club members to read as part of their A Club for Home.

 

Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is Chicago's only black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space and is committed to nurturing the connection between literature, art, and the pursuit of knowledge; while also using the power of words to better our community.


To purchase books that will be delivered directly to BGCC, go to the Semicolon online store.

A Club for Home | Timeless Toys


To provide fun and educational games and activities in the A Club for Home kits to keep our Club Members engaged in a meaningful way while they are at home, BGCC has partnered with Timeless Toys Ltd. Timeless Toys was established in 1993 in Lincoln Square with a vision of becoming a toy store that would be an urban oasis for children and their families that offers a wide selection of creative play toys, games, puzzles, books and more.


Go to the Timeless Toys online store to purchase toys and games for our Club members, ages 5-18, that will be donated and delivered directly to BGCC. Please enter code "BGCC" to get free shipping at checkout along with the following shipping address on all orders so the items will ship to our James R. Jordan Club: 2102 W. Monroe Street  Chicago, IL 60612


A Club for Home | Other Items


If you would like to donate items that are included in our next wave of A Club for Home kits please contact Jason Vasquez, Manager of Corporate & Volunteer Relations, via email for more information. Items we hope to include fun and educational materials that include but are not limited to pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons, markers, card games, STEM supplies, essential hygiene supplies and more. 

A Club for Home | Virtual Club Experience


All Clubs have transitioned to an online Virtual Club experience in an effort to stay connected to our Club members. Volunteers can contribute to the Virtual Club by creating a video or an infographic that complements the weekly Virtual Club theme or has learning outcomes that are affiliated with BGCC’s programming priorities of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Character & Leadership.


If you are interested in creating content that contributes to our Virtual Clubs, please contact Jason Vasquez, Manager of Corporate & Volunteer Relations at Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago via email at jvasquez@bgcc.org.