Have you heard about Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's new monthly giving program? Here is a list of three reasons to join today:
#1. YOU will have a continuous and positive impact on children in need.
Victoria Perry is a Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago alumna and one of our newest Club Champion. She attended the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boys & Girls Club.
"When I saw this opportunity to be a Club Champions, I jumped on it without hesitation," Perry stated. "And I shared it with my friends and family hoping they'd be inclined to do the same. I'd gladly give $50 a month to give children opportunities that they may not have otherwise. I know the value of having a safe, structured space with people who cared about my well-being, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago magnifies this."
The King Club was a significant part of her childhood, and the lifelong connections and experiences continue to travel with her in the nearly 30 years since she was a Club member. Some of the highlights she shared with us include:
- Taking a trip to Philadelphia for the NBA All-Star game, as part of the Keystone Club leadership program.
- Forming a relationship with a mentor named Anita, who was an FBI agent.
- Winning the Youth of the Year honors from the King Club, and having Gwendolyn Brooks, former Poet Laureate of Illinois, pull Perry aside to commend her "rousing speech."
For 22 years, Perry has been an educator on the West Side. Today, she is an Assistant Principal at a Chicago Public Schools elementary school in the Austin neighborhood.
#2. YOU can make sure our doors remain open for the young people who need us most.
During the pandemic, our Club community faced multiple, complex challenges simultaneously. And throughout it all, our incredible Club staff has been flexible and innovative, delivering essential, varied services such as healthy meals, engaging programming, critical health and wellness check-ins to the 20,000 children and teens we serve each year. With your monthly support, BGCC will have steady resources to continue to impact positive change in our children's lives, no matter the situation.
#3. YOU can be a Club Champion, no matter the size of your monthly gift.
You can become a Club Champion for as little as $10 a month, a commitment that makes a life-changing impact for those youth most in need in our city.
Make a difference today. Be a Club Champion below!