"Great Futures" Annual Campaign

OUR KIDS are counting on YOU to help them continue to achieve their great futures! The programs and efforts YOU support provide meals, homework help, and a safe, fun environment for those who need it most. This year you have impacted more youth than ever before, and you should be proud! 
 You have:
  • Served over 23,300 snacks, 1,439 breakfasts,12,514 lunches, & 9,400 dinners to our kids
  • Engaged 724 kids in our LEAP Reading Program
  • Completed 7,035 homework assignments at our 8 Club sites in Portage County
  • Provided 1,908 kids with a safe, enriching environment where they can be themselves

Support #GreatFutures this year by helping us reach our goal of $275,000 by December 31st, 2017!We can’t do this without YOUR support because YOU make it possible for our Club kids to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams. Please consider investing in the future leaders of our community. Our kids are counting on you.
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Your Donation Impact

Eva & John just moved to Stevens Point and are living at the Salvation Army Hope Center. Their single mom struggled to find work and put food on the table. They had a difficult time adjusting to their new home and new school. Because the Boys & Girls Club opened its doors to them, they eat a nutritious, free dinner every night and have a fun, safe place to meet new friends and just be kids.
YOUR donation provides food and a safe place for Eva & John.

Brandon is a teen who struggles with completing homework assignments. His teachers have considered holding him back a grade due to his performance. Since both his parents work late into the evening, Brandon comes home to an empty house. The Boys & Girls Club opened its doors to him, where he gets one-on-one homework help after school, has increased  reading levels, and has a newfound excitement for learning. YOUR donation helps Brandon get the academic help he needs.

Our Wish List

Help make our WISHES COME TRUE! These cash and in-kind items from our wish list below will be used at our 8 Club sites for daily programming that includes: Healthy Habits (a cooking program), LEAP (reading program),  Power Hour (homework help),  Triple Play (sports & physical activity),  Club Tech (technology program), and Fine Arts (music, dance, drama, and art)

Physical Items
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Art Drying Rack
  • Playground kickballs
  • Ultimate Frisbee Set
  • Yoga Mats
  • Basketballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Footballs
  • Dodgeballs
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Lego Sets
  • Coloring Books
  • Pencils
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Craft Paper 
We would really appreciate having these supplies on hand!

All we need is someone LIKE YOU to help make our WISHES COME TRUE!

Monetary Items
  • $200,000 – Jump-start the Club’s endowment for future generations
  • $100,000 – The cost to serve 150 NEW Club members by year end
  • $75,000 – New Gym Floor at the Plover Center
  • $60,000 – Club Counselor
  • $50,000 – Program supplies for one year for our 8 different Club sites
  • $25,000 – Keep the Berard Center lights on and the building cooled/heated for one year for our Club members.
  • $15,000 – Literacy Enrichment and Arts Program (L.E.A.P.) reading program
  • $10,000 – Summer Swim Program at Copps Municipal pool - this will give 30 kids each day during the summer FREE access to the pool.

  • $5,000 – Smart Board for educational programming
  • $5,000 – Tennis Program
  • $3,500 – One college mentor to work with kids during the school year
  • $1,100 – Thanksgiving banquets that serve food to Club kids and their families
  • $1,000 – Pool Table
  • $550 – Dinner with milk for 275 kids
  • $350 – One outreach event or family night at the Club
  • $300 – Bike Mechanic Kit
  • $250 – Bluetooth Speakers
  • $150 – Air Compressor
  • $100 – Dinner with Milk for 50 kids
  • $100 – Snack Supplies for 1 Club site for 1 week
  • $75 – New First Aid Kits

Donation Opportunities

  • Gifts in Kind: Currently, we need new or gently used computers, printers, scanners, digital cameras and video equipment, sports equipment, art supplies, board games and puzzles, snacks and food items, chest freezers, etc.
  • Planned Giving Gifts: Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Life Insurance, Appreciated Stock, and real estate (subject to appraisal outcomes).
  • Matching Funds: Will your employer match your gift? Many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs that will double or even triple the amount of your gift and its impact. Contact your Human Resources or Community Affairs office for details on how your company can join you in supporting our Club.
  • Supplies: School supplies (paper, pencils, glue, rulers, etc.), age-appropriate books, board games, sports equipment and more.
Boys & Girls Club of Portage County is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible. An acknowledgement letter, complete with tax receipt, will be provided. Please include your mailing address and/or e-mail address with your donation.

Did you know that you can contribute some or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD) through a qualified charitable distribution by the end of December? It will satisfy your annual RMD, and neither you nor the charity will pay income taxes. Let’s connect soon to discuss this important year-end tax strategy and others.

NOTE: Internal Revenue Service does not permit us to place a value on donated items. IRS regulations may be found at so you may determine the best method for your gift or consult with your tax advisor.

Questions?  Reach out to Brittany Von Ebers, Director of Development & Marketing at 715-204-1177 or
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