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phi·lan·thro·py

/fəˈlanTHrəpē/

puzzle piece

The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially
by the generous donation of money, to good causes.

At Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley we break this down in three areas:

Grouptime
Grouptalent
Grouptreasure
Give TIME to benefit our members and community!

Become a Board Member!

The highest level of volunteering at the Club is that of a Board Member.

TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS

  • Individuals
    Court Mandated
    Volunteer Groups
    Member Aids
  • Click here for volunteer policies
    and procedures.
  • Volunteers are asked to support either our programs, administration, or take on a service project on one of our facilities.
  • All volunteers must complete an application, background check, and provide three references before being assigned to a service area.
  • When you arrive you must sign in under our volunteer tracker and before you leave you must sign out.
  • Some of these are non-paid roles while others might be paid, but not always at the level they are worth
  • These individuals are moved by the opportunity to motivate and support others in a skill they love.
  • When you desire to give a part of your legacy through education, it benefits our members and community.
Many individuals give by sharing their talents with members.

What does this look like?

You commit to teaching a certain number of classes over a 4, 6, or 8 week period of time, once a week, at a specific location. We are so thankful to Robyn Richardson, owner & art director of Studio 92 Photography, who will be hosting a 6 six week photography session for our middle school members at the Gary M. Thomas Clubhouse this summer. She will be teaching about portrait and landscape photography. The cameras we will be using were donated by the Los Angeles Center of Photography in 2019.

Robyn - Studio 92 Photography

Robyn Richardson

Studio 92 Photography

You can give to the Club through your Treasure.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #95-4419365). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law when no goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial gift.

Giving with Options!

Join the Monthly Giving Club

These are individuals who want to ensure no child in the West Valley is left behind. A monthly gift commitment of $10 a month can make a huge impact on a youth. Our goal is to have at least 200 monthly givers.

Sponsor an Event

This is a great way to get your name associated with a great cause. Our event sponsors tell the community they do Whatever It Takes to ensure there are safe spaces for our kids.

Join the Heritage Club

This is the highest level of giving. Members of the Heritage Club are those who remember the Club in their estate plans. They ensure the legacy they built here is supported for years to come by making a gift at their passing. If you have remembered the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in your estate, let us know so we can honor you in life and ensure your gift is structured in a manner to best support the future of the Club and its members.

Corporate Matching Funds

As a registered non-profit in the State of California we are eligible to receive matching gifts through your place of employment. The best way to know if your company will match your gift to us is by contacting your HR Office.

Become a Corporate Champion

This is an opportunity for local businesses and business owners to support the Club’s mission year round. Sponsorship levels provide access and recognition at major events June 2022 – May 2023.

Endowment

These are funds which are invested and the Club uses the interest generated to support the general operations of the Club. You can also establish a family or business named Endowment for as little as $25,000.

Establish an Annuity

Secure an income stream for yourself through a gift to the Club and know that the remainder will go to the Club at your passing

Stocks & Crypto

Gifts of stock or cryptocurrency are accepted by the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. Your broker just needs to call D.A. Davison at (818) 933-5542 and speak with Daphne Martin, CWS®. They will take your gift and process the exchange. Our policy is to sell the stock immediately.

Donor Advised Funds

Can be used to support the Club.
Gifts should be mailed to:
Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley
7245 Remmet Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Attn: Kelly Ventimiglia

and More Options!

Smile.Amazon.com is a great way to support us while shopping for your daily goods. All you need to do is select the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley as your charity of choice. The Club has received: $649.07 as of June 2022.

Shopping Days! There are a few national partners who host donation round-up days in support of BGCWV every year. These include Ross Dress for Less, Neiman Marcus, and Old Navy.

Another great partner is Ralphs/Food 4 Less/Kroger. You can use your Rewards Card to help the Club. All you need to do is:

  1. Go to ralphs.com, food4less.com, or kroger.com
  2. Click “sign in” using your email address
  3. Click on “my account”
  4. Under community rewards program, choose the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley (#80784) as the organization to receive the donations.

That’s it! The club will receive at least 5% of your total purchase.

To stay informed of these opportunities and others as they arise, sign-up to receive notifications here.

Change Matters for the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley.

Plus! In-Kind Contributions

The Club has a variety of needs to enhance programs and the Club experience. Here is a wish list of supplies, equipment, and goods you can contribute.

Wish List:

  • Board Games
  • Group Games
  • Games for the Xbox, Wii, & PlayStation
  • Headphones
  • Calculators
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • Small prizes for incentives
  • Glue sticks
  • Legos®
  • Tag board
  • Watercolor paints
  • Construction paper
  • Sharpie® markers
  • Washable markers
  • Colored paper
  • Hole punchers
  • Board paper
  • Basketballs
  • Hula hoops
  • Footballs
  • Jump ropes
  • Playground balls
  • Sound system for teen workouts
  • Outdoor volleyball net (movable)
  • Soccer balls
  • School Supplies

Do you have an old car, motor home, or boat you no longer use? Consider donating it to the Club through our partner CarEasy.com. Simply fill out the form and they will call to schedule pick-up. You will then get a tax-deduction and we get a cash gift. No hassle.

If what or how you wish to give isn’t listed here, don’t worry, call us at 818.610.1054 or email theclub@bgcwv.org. Ask to speak with Kelly Ventimiglia, Chief Philanthropy Officer, or Geovanny Ragsdale, Chief Executive Officer, and we will work with you to make the difference to support the 2,500+ kids we serve.

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The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is a registered 501 (c)3 in the state of California and is permitted to receive gifts in Los Angeles. EIN: 95-4419365

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