Great Futures Start Here!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley has been a cornerstone of the community since opening our doors in 1998. Serving over 13,000 youth a year, we provide them with the opportunity to:
- feel and be safe,
- know someone cares,
- be challenged by interesting, life-enhancing activities.
October 7We've made it our mission to enable young people to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens… and we're just getting started! #greatfutures!! #YOY
October 7A very special thank you to Gap for its Back-to-School in-store promotion. From July 10-July 17, Gap Stores and Factory Stores encouraged customers to donate youth backpacks, clothing or make a monetary donation in order to receive $10 off their purchase of $10 or more! In just one week, Gap collected more than 5,000 backpacks and 5,000 articles of clothing. Additionally, they raised a total of $1,300,000! We are utterly grateful to have Gap as a national partner!
October 7Every year, we recognize one dedicated, passionate Club member with our highest honor – The Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year Celebration & Awards Dinner will be held on November 10. Who will be the next #YOY? Stayed tuned!
October 7Hope & Healing Commemorative Event to feature Andrea Lemke
Rochon. Andrea has devoted her entire career to helping children and
youth in need and has been a volunteer at the Center for several
years. Hope & Healing will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
from 5:00-7:00 PM at Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton. Please
visit the Club’s website for more information at http://www.bgclubfoxvalley.org
October 2Lawrence University awarded Mile of Music its 2015 Collaboration in Action Award Tuesday, praising the festival's focus on music education. http://goo.gl/kL1ZHq
October 2The Club of Appleton had its first “Family Fitness Night” of the school year held on Friday, September 25. Club members and their families were able to participate in fun fitness activities from 5:30-7:00 PM in our gym, dance studio and games room. Yummy snacks made by our Torch Club members were also provided for the families. We look forward to continue hosting these activities every month for our members and their families!
October 1A heartfelt THANK YOU to the Appleton Noon Optimist & Neenah/Menasha Optimist Clubs who sponsored their annual food tent on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley at Quarry Quest in Neenah in September. Much time and work went into making this yet another successful annual fundraiser that supports the mission of the Club. Thank you also to all of the community volunteers who showed their support to make this event such a huge success: BGC Keystone Clubs, Junior Optimists, Americorps NCCC, Lawrence University Students, Old Navy, Rasmussen College & BGCFV Staff.
October 1SAVE THE DATE! Hope & Healing, a commemorative event to support
the Center for Grieving Children will be held on Tuesday, October 20,
2015 at Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton. The Center is a
program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. Tickets and
tables are on sale now. Please visit the Club’s website for more
information at www.bgclubfoxvalley.org.
October 1Thank you to Josef Wittnik and stylists from The Salon Professional Academy and Salon CTI & Day Spa, volunteers, and community members for making Trim Hunger Cut-a-Thon such a successful event. We are grateful to you for helping the Club's Healthy Habits Food Program! http://goo.gl/MqxYML
October 1Thank you UW Fox Valley Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.) for making and donating six colorful frisbees to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Appleton and Menasha after your campus picnic and volunteer fair on Friday, September 25. For the 2nd year in a row, smiles soar at a chance to win such a colorful prize!