Since 1860, the Boys & Girls Club of America has been helping youth learn, grow and build character. Kids who would have otherwise been left without proper adult supervision have been mentored and guided toward academic success and away from risky behavior. Boys & Girls Clubs rely on donations to help the thousands of clubs operate. The organization offers various ways you can donate, such as set monthly drafts, a one-time donation, donations with employer matching, stock donations and planned giving. Most options can be completed quickly online after you have selected a form of giving that works best for you and your budget.
Donating to the Headquarters
Visit the the Boys & Girls Club of America website and go to the “Ways to Give” section.
Visit the "Employer Matching" section to see if your employer matches employee donations. This takes you to the Double the Donation page where you can search for your employer’s name. If you locate your employer, the page lets you know what procedure and/or forms you need.
Select your type of donation. Click “Donate Now” for a one-time gift, or fill out the information for a donation by mail. Fill out the form with contact and payment information.
Select a set amount to be charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account if you prefer a monthly donation. Click on "Stock Gift" to donate stocks via your stockbroker. Click on “Planned Gift” to leave the Boys & Girls Club money in your will or trust.
Visit the “Tribute” section to make a donation in honor or memory of someone.
Giving to a Local Club
Click on the “Locate a Club” link.
Enter the zip code of your area to find a club with its contact information.
Contact the club to inquire about donations. Some clubs have websites that accept online donations while others only accept donations via the mail.
Caroline Baldwin, a corporate communications director located in South Carolina, began writing in 1998. Her work has been published in publications across the United States and Canada including Rolling Stone, Boating Life, Waterski and Wakeboarding magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from The College of Charleston.