6,043

Coachella Valley youth served annually

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Help Us Reopen Our Clubs

$102,500 raised of $120,000 goal

Thank You

$40,000 • Margo & Pete

Essential. We are hearing this word a lot lately –essential workers, needs, services. Something that is essential is considered absolutely necessary or extremely important.

By that definition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley is essential. To Adrian who waits to connect with his favorite staff and club friends at our Virtual Clubhouse. To Lily whose family we deliver food offering extra nutritional support. Also to Joshua whose parents both work on the frontlines and needs a positive place while they are saving lives.

We are essential to them and YOU are essential to us!

As the community slowly reopens and recovers, we too, are methodically reopening our Clubs. Because safety of our Club members, their families, our staff and volunteers is our top priority, we are taking extraordinary steps to boost health and safety measures. We are following the guidance of public health experts including protocols developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and our staff has received intense re-training. Meeting these unforeseen expenses for touchless hand sanitizers, hydration stations, PPE and special cleaning agents comes at a time when support has been impacted by the pandemic. The additional safety and training costs, loss of revenue from membership plus increased subsidies for families unable to pay, will cost each Club an estimated additional $30,000.

With four Clubs reopening, we needed to raise $120,000.

I say needed because avid supporters Pete Hammond and Margo Ritter donated $40,000. NOW we need your help to raise $80,000!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley has always played an important role in our community, adapting and evolving to support kids and families through the most challenging of circumstances.The pandemic may have changed the way in which we do things but the delivery of our mission has never been more vital to the recovery of our community!

We are in this together

Update

September 14, 2020

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley sites are now open for children between the ages of 7 and 18

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Members will be provided free breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.

The clubs operate as educational enrichment centers to assist with distance learning. Daily program schedules are in coordination with both Desert Sands Unified and Coachella Valley Unified School Districts.

Strict COVID-19 reducing procedures will be in effect such as mandatory face coverings, hourly hand sanitizing, social distancing, group learning, and temperature and wellness checks.

To comply with public health guidelines, daily attendance is limited and all members must be registered, no drop-offs or walk-ins call club for further details. The membership cost during the school year is $50.00.

For more information, call the club your child is interested in attending:

  • La Quinta – (760) 564-5555
  • Indio – (760) 347-5712
  • Mecca – (760) 396-2380
  • Coachella – (760) 398-5287

Our Mission

To save and enhance the lives of the young people of our community, especially those with economic and/or social needs by offering a safe haven and meaningful youth development services provided by a caring and qualified staff

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Community Impact

The John Carroll and Jim O’Brien Clubhouse in Indio opened its doors to the community in 1966. Today, that one small clubhouse has grown into an organization comprised of a network of four full-service clubhouses, two boxing/athletic centers, and the Smilow Family Teen Center in Indio.

We strive to give our club members and our communities a better and brighter future. We meet kids and teens where they are and help them to take steps forward to reach their potential. By focusing on safety, academic support and character development.

Spotlight

Below are only a few of our shining stars. We cannot thank you enough!

Over 6,043 Boys & Girls Clubs Youth

6,935

hours of community service completed by Club youth

111,100

free meals and snacks were provided for Club youth during the year

98%

of members are on track to pass the next grade level

1,151

children visit a clubhouse or an after-school site every day

76%

of members are eligible for free or reduced lunch at their schools

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