Wednesday Oct 28 2009
Community help needed to pay off Boys & Girls Club
By: Randy Tooker, Boys & Girls Club of Auburn
Construction is complete on the new 15,000-square-foot clubhouse facility for the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn. In combination with satellite clubs meeting at two local schools, this new facility at 679 Lincoln Way will enable us to expand our impact beyond the thousands of youth we have served since 1994. With two kitchens, technology center, performing arts center, gymnasium and other specialized venues, our new clubhouse helps young people develop life skills, leadership and responsibility. In fact, there’s only one thing missing … and that’s where you come in. The Boys & Girls Club of Auburn needs to raise $350,000 by Dec. 31 – the final funding necessary to completely pay off this $1,875,000 project. Clearing that final financial hurdle is the mission of the Community Campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn. Your gift of any size will help pay off the clubhouse and directly impact the future of our community. You will be able to track our progress toward this goal on thermometers strategically located around Auburn. By investing in today’s generation, you make Auburn a stronger, safer, more satisfying place for the next generation. Since 1994, the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn has served local youth with positive programs and activities, helping them become productive, responsible citizens with a sense of competence, usefulness and belonging. In addition to structured activities, teamwork exercises and skill-building opportunities, our members receive homework help and tutoring while being steered away from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, premature sexual activity and other destructive choices. By working with government officials, schools, community leaders and parents, we foster a supportive environment that puts the needs of children first. These partnerships create a seamless network of support – providing everything from homework help to leadership development programs to fitness and financial literacy. Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy for anyone, but for those who need us most, it’s tougher than you think. Please help us raise the $350,000 needed to fully fund the new club facility that represents their hope – and our community’s – for a brighter future. Your help is urgently needed today. Make your gift of any size, and help the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn continue to make a positive impact on young people and our community! Randy Tooker is the chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn.