Our Wish List
Every dollar and every deed makes a difference.
Text Book Fund
To facilitate text books for Boys Club graduates who are now attending post-secondary institutions. The cost is approximately $800 per year, per student.
One of the most important things we do for our boys is feed them before each meeting begins. Empirical data proves that at-risk students do better academically, socially and physically when they aren't hungry. Food and beverage costs per meeting, for healthy meals, run about $150 per meeting, per venue - or $6,000 per year. (not including special projects, or outreach). Donations for single or multiple meetings would be greatly appreciated.
Basic Needs Stop Gap
Frequently, Boys Club members lack the basic necessities of life that most people take for granted - a warm jacket, boots, bus fare, school activity fees, lunch program, etc. In order to succeed in high school, and in life, youth need to be fed, warm, safe and engaged. When these basic needs can't be met through no fault of our Boys Club members or through cuts to subsidized transportation, lunch and extra-curricular programs, the Network advocates with modest purchases. The purchases are small, but their impact is huge. Our annual budget for such ranges from $2,500 to $3,500 for one location, but we expect it to exceed $5,000 with three locations in full operation.
For deserving and qualified Boys Club Network graduates. Our boys express interest in a wide range of occupations, but in most cases they do not have access to opportunities for work experience and/or apprenticeships. Culinary Arts, Trades, Business, Film & Television, and Hospitality industry paid apprenticeships and work experience programs could represent life-changing opportunities - not just for the boys, but also for their sponsors.
If you feel a connection to the Boys Club Network and would like to share your story and wisdom with our boys, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via email.
To inquire about how to donate, and/or our in-process application for charitable status, please inquire via email.