| Jun 28, 2019
You help families break the cycle of poverty
Thank you for helping families build better lives!
The Club will give low-income families more than $900,000 in scholarships this year so that their children can attend the Boys & Girls Club. That means that families will pay only what they can afford for all of the Club’s programs. Scholarship support helps with before and after school care, infant care, full days for school age kids in the summer, evening tutoring, and lots more. That’s only possible because of generous donors like you.
More than 80% of the parents whose families are part of our scholarship program say that they could not work at their current jobs without the Boys & Girls Club stepping in to make childcare affordable for their family. The other 20% say that their kids would be home alone.
One Fountain Valley mom says, “I am a single parent, I grew up in the foster system and I have a very limited support system when it comes to taking care of my kids. For the past few years, I have worked hard to change my socioeconomic status so that my children and I can live more comfortably. I am a full-time student and I work full-time as well. Without the Boys & Girls Club’s scholarship program, I would not be able to go to school or work at my current job.”
By supporting the Boys & Girls Club and its scholarship program, you are doing a lot more than giving kids an amazing place to learn and play. You are giving families the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. Every day, this mom shows her kids the value of hard work and that each person has the ability to change their lives for the better. But, we all know that sometimes, you need a little help along the way. That’s where you come in. Thanks to you, she can count on the Boys & Girls Club to help her through this time while she is getting the education she needs to change her family’s financial situation for good. Thank you for being there for her when she needs you the most.