How You Can Help

annual appeal 2017-2018

Today's youth are growing up in a world much different from that of previous generations.  The structure and patterns of family life in America have undergone dramatic changes.  Families have become increasingly mobile and often function without assistance from extended family members.  The divorce rage remains high. More children are born to and raised in single-parent households.  child obesity is at an all-time high across the country.  Many young people are confronted with dangerous influences, like drug use, gangs, and violence in their schools and neighborhoods.
Young people need to be surrounded by people who love, care for, appreciate and accept them.  This support can come from family members or from other adults such as Club staff, neighbors or teachers.  Children need to have a place where they are physically and emotionally safe; a place with structure and clear limits.

We need the financial support of caring people like you to help us reach children who need us most.  Your investment gives the Boys & Girls club the chance to develop a generation of young Americans who are productive and caring citizens.  They will become our community, national and world leaders, exhibiting strong character and integrity to build a better life themselves, better communities for their fellow citizens and a stronger America.

You can make an impact in the life of a child by providing him or her with a safe, secure and stimulating environment through the Boys & Girls Club.

To make a donation by check or money order mail  to:

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham
166 Jenney Street
New Bedford, MA 02740 
make a secure, online donation via Pay Pal click the link below

from the executive director
robert a. mendes

On behalf of the more than 1,100 members we serve annually, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who have contributed generously to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford and its Wareham Unit.
During these unstable economic times, now more than ever, we are seeing the need and importance the Boys & Girls cub has had on the lives of our members and on the community at-large.  Our Board of Directors and staff continue to work diligently to assure the continuation of 
programs and services that have shown proven dividends to the youth we serve.  We are working hard to conserve and reduce our energy costs, building upkeep, and administrative overhead to assure that our resources remain focused on our mission of providing programs and services to our youth.
Despite the cuts we have had we continue to lead the way in working collaboratively with other community youth organizations.  We provide our facility to non-profits such as the Kennedy-Donovan Center, Child & Family Services, YouthBuild, Northstar Learning Center, and the HOPE collaborative to name a few.
I give you my assurance that we will continue to provide a safe, educational, recreational, and positive club atmosphere that will benefit the future of our youth.  I reach out to all in our community for your support to help us in our efforts to remain "The Positive Place for Kids."
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