The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As the holidays approach, think back to when you were a child and the happy memories you may have of spending time with a loving, supportive family - times filled with caring adults, delicious food, and an atmosphere that allowed you to dream big about the future.

That’s the feeling of wonder that every child should have, especially at this time of year. But for far too many kids, the holidays bring extra stress caused by uncertainty about where they will go when school is out, or if they will have food to eat. These fears and threats prevent young people from discovering the joy, excitement and mystery in the world around us.

Your gift today will give children a place that fosters their curiosity and programs that help them reach their full potential. You can nurture a sense of wonder by providing kids with a safe, supportive environment where they can risk being themselves without any risk at all.

ELIZABETH

As the youngest in a two-bedroom house shared with ten people, 8-year-old Elizabeth has been through her fair share of challenges. But when she’s at the Club, Elizabeth leaves her problems behind and can simply be a kid. Learn more »

JEREMIAH

Every day after school, Jeremiah comes to the Boys & Girls Club, a place where any question is safe to explore. The staff at the Club not only encourage Jeremiah to voice his emotions but also talk about his hurts and fears. Learn more »

YANIA

Prior to finding the Boys & Girls Club, Yania was starved. Not for food, but for friends. It was not until she joined the Boys & Girls Club three years ago that her starvation for friends would be satisfied. Learn more »