Belonging—a key factor in our children's success
What’s on your wish list this year? For our kids, it’s a great future. You have the opportunity to positively influence and impact the youth of our community this holiday season by giving the gift of a great future to kids like Dajaun:
Since 1942, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has helped to provide great futures for all young people who enter our doors, especially those who need us most. Throughout the year, we are given the gift of amazing kids who come into our Club every day and share with us their stories of determination, triumph and perseverance. You can join in this season and give the gift of a great future to the kids in our community. Without safe havens like Boys & Girls Clubs, children like Dajaun have fewer opportunities to receive positive guidance and support.
Boys & Girls Clubs across the country help shape the futures of millions of our country’s youth. You can help. This holiday season, please consider giving the gift of a great future.
Learn about our impact
Boys & Girls Clubs of America puts out an annual survey of our membership as part of its National Youth Outcomes Initiative. This year's survey of more than 1,100 local members shows the following for King County children and teens:
In the healthy lifestyles area, 88% of Boys & Girls Club teens in King County reported abstaining from alcohol, vs. 65% of all US teens (as measured by the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System report).
In the academic success area, 91% of BGCKC youth and teens expect to attend college (with 33% expecting to earn a master's degree, PhD, MD or equivalent).
In the good character and citizenship area, 52% of BGCKC youth and teens reported that they volunteer for a community organization at least once a month. Another 25% volunteer about once a year.
Take action for King County's youth and teens
There are many ways to support our movement. In addition to choosing from a variety of ways to make a donation, you can volunteer your time or schedule a tour of your nearest Club. We also offer some lower-effort ways to help kids.
How can I help?
The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club depends on generous individual gifts, fundraising events and foundation support to help us reach nearly 2,000 youth each year. The money we raise allows us to keep our services affordable and even free to youth in our community. With your support, we will continue to ensure that no child is ever turned away from our Club.
Make a donation
Your gift today will help us provide the life-changing programs that make our Club successful. Working together, we can reach the next generation of Kirkland youth who will transform themselves and their community for the better. Click here to donate online. Learn about other ways to give.
Become a sponsor
Would your company like to show its support for our Club while gaining visibility at one of our events or programs? Contact Leigh Jacobson
to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.