BGC in the Bee:
Bingo! Big jump in players behind major gift to Boys & Girls Club
(July 28, 2016) "Sacramento Consolidated Charities, a fundraising legacy left to Sacramento by Dick and Lynn Gury, gives roughly $1.25 million annually to regional nonprofits, but earlier this week, the organization made what board Chairman Kevin Beers believes is its largest one-time donation: $200,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento." (Read more on Comstock's)
(August 5, 2016) It was brought to our attention that individuals from a company called PS Circulation LLC are going door to door in East Sacramento seeking donations of cash and used books for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. This is a scam, and we know nothing about this company or the individuals doing this. We have filed a scam report with the Better Business Bureau. Please do not give them any donations, and let us know if you are solicited by them.
Comstock's Highlight our PG&E Summer Interns
(July 28, 2016) The first time Margarita Armijo applied for a job, the 16-year-old took one look at the application requirements and said to herself, “What’s a resume?”
But landing her current summer internship went much smoother, thanks to the PG&E Summer Jobs Program, now in its fourth year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.
“If you’re given that hand of help, you should take it,” says Armijo, a junior at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. She is one of two interns assigned to work at a children’s summer camp held at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
For Armijo, the oldest of 12 children, “It’s just in my nature to help out with kids.” (Read more on Comstock's)
The Gap Backpack Campaign
(July 19, 2016) The Gap Backpack Campaign is back again, just in time for Back to School! This week, customers who make a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at Gap Specialty Stores will receive $10.00 off of their purchase and customers who make donations at Gap Factory (Outlet) Stores will receive 10% off their purchase. In 2015, Gap raised over $1M in a week during this promotion and over 5,000 back packs were donated to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
PG&E Summer Internship Program
(July 15, 2016) We are proud of the success of our Summer Internship Program and the companies who have made the program successful for another year. Visit our PG&E Summer Internship Page to see the program in action and the participating companies.
Sacramento Bee Honors Fred Teichert
(June 27, 2016) Philanthropist and civic leader Fred Teichert didn’t know when he began his quest to bring the Boys & Girls Club to Sacramento that the nonprofit organization had been trying since before the Great Depression to open a site in the only state capital and big city where it had no presence.
“They’d been trying to start what was at the time, Boys Club, since 1927,” Teichert said. “I thought we were just the first ones to have this great idea, but that wasn’t true. What was amazing to me was they had picked a site that was maybe less than a mile from the one on Lemon Hill, where the Teichert Branch is.” Read more in our Press Room.
View the Fred Teichert Video tribute on our Broke Ball page and images from the event on CBS Sacramento's website.
Good Day Sacramento visits our BofA Student Leaders at Teichert
(June 29, 2016) Good Day Sacramento visited Teichert to interview our five Bank of America's Student Leader interns. View the video in our Press Room.
Congratulations to our Grads!
(June 24, 2016) We were so happy to host the Taco Bell Graduate for Mas celebration. Read more in our Press Room.
Taco Bell Foundation Grants Invests $51,703 in our Club Teens
The Taco Bell Foundation (TBF) has once again invested in our Club through their Graduate for Más grant of $51,703 Find out more information on our Corporate Sponsorships Page.
2016 BGCSAC Youth of the Year: Kendra Jackson
Congratulations to Kendra Jackson for earning the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento Youth for 2016. Find out more about this outstanding Club member on our Youth of the Year page.
Second Year of Grant Funding from Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs
We are pleased to announce a second year of grant funding to our organization through a partnership with Toyota Financial Services and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Read more.