Many people kick the New Year off with a renewed commitment to living a healthy life. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, we commit to empowering youth to live a healthy lifestyle year-round. Club members have ongoing opportunities to learn about how they can benefit from getting exercise, eating healthy and much more.
Recently, Club members discovered just how fun it can be to commit to living a healthy lifestyle through participating in a Food Justice Program and Home Grown Food training.
Seventeen year-old Club member Isiah believes that the Boys & Girls Club has molded him into the person he is today – a highly motivated social butterfly with big dreams for the future. Not only has Isiah relied on the scholarship opportunities offered by the Clubs, but Isiah has also been employed as a Junior Staff member at the Boys & Girls Club for more than a year. When kids tell Isiah that they want to be like him, he knows he is making a difference in the lives of younger Club members.
For eleven year-old Club member Brylynn, the Boys & Girls Club is a family affair. All four of Brylynn’s siblings joined the Boys & Girls Club when they became eligible for a membership at age six. Brylynn was no different. In fact, she recalls her sixth birthday as the day she was finally able to become a member and experience all of the opportunities at the Boys & Girls Club that she always heard her older brothers talk about.
In the spirit of the holiday season, this December we would like to recognize one of our favorite media partners who truly helps to spread the holiday joy – CBS4 Denver!
Annually, the CBS4 Denver team goes above and beyond supporting Boys & Girls Clubs youth programming – especially during the holiday season. Working to assure all Club members receive a gift during the holidays, CBS4 helps to spearhead the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive. CBS4 continues to grow awareness and increase giving for the Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive by providing in-depth media coverage throughout the duration of the campaign. In years past, CBS4’s promotional efforts have helped to collect over 20,000 toy donations and thousands of dollars of monetary donations in support of the many Club members who rely so heavily on their Clubs every day.
Along with the holiday support, CBS4 commits to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs year-round through annual sponsorships of some of our signature events including Flight to Luxury and the Boys & Girls Clubs Gala. Additionally, this year they expanded their support by serving as the official media sponsor for Scream Scram, our annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. Helping to increase race participation, CBS4 provided a comprehensive four-week media campaign consisting of PSAs, email marketing, social media outreach, and much more. On race day, we were also pleased to welcome CBS4’s very own news anchor, Alan Gionet, as the event announcer.
Thank you CBS4 for your commitment to helping Denver’s youth build great futures!
Every year the citizens of Colorado celebrate philanthropy through participating in Colorado Gives Day. Raising more this year than ever before, we thank the 200+ community members who donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver helping us to raise over $170,000 in support or our youth programming that serves thousands of kids just like Kari.
In the year that eight-year-old Zhayne has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club, he has had a place to participate in enriching activities while also having fun. The Club allows Zhayne to remain supervised after school and exposes him to new friendships, unique opportunities and exciting activities like gardening and printmaking.
Colorado Gives Day is December 6th.
Schedule your donation today!
On Tuesday, December 6th the annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado will give you the opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in a big way! Can’t wait until Colorado Gives Day? Donations can be scheduled ahead of time.
To schedule your donation, visit our Colorado Gives Day page, then be sure to select “CO Gives Day” under Donation Type and complete the checkout process. Continue reading