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:
Become a Board Member!
The highest level of volunteering at the Club is that of a Board Member.
TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS
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.
Studio 92 Photography
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.
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!
Future Ready I Have a Plan Scholarship
The Future Ready team at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is honored to present the Future Ready I Have a Plan Scholarship. In 2018, this scholarship was created and designed by our own Future Ready team and has been sponsored every year since then by a multitude of donors who we thank with all our hearts for believing in our students. Our scholarship is called Future Ready I Have a Plan Scholarship and the name says it all.
The Future Ready program at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is committed to helping high school students achieve their dreams and plan for their futures. Future Ready I Have a Plan Scholarship is designed to assist our high school seniors plan for their post-high school endeavors, whether that’s college, vocational school, the military, or the workforce – our mission is to help our students prepare for their outstanding futures.
The Future Ready I Have a Plan Scholarship does that by asking each applicant to create a weekly calendar outlining their schedule for the upcoming year, which gives our students the opportunity to think about how they will manage their time after they complete high school. The scholarship also asks our students to write a short essay about how they managed stress during high school and how they will manage stress in their post-high school endeavors. This exercise helps each of our students to understand and plan for both the opportunities and challenges they will experience as they begin a new phase of their lives, whether that is college, vocational school, the military, or a career.
Thank you for your support by donating to our Scholarship fund.
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:
- Go to ralphs.com, food4less.com, or kroger.com
- Click “sign in” using your email address
- Click on “my account”
- 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.