PRESS RELEASE: Boys & Girls Club of Muncie Kicks off Annual Campaign

By March 31, 2016 September 30th, 2017 from the Desk of the Director, Press Releases

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MUNCIE KICKS OFF ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

Muncie, IN (March 31, 2016) – Boys & Girls Club of Muncie announced its Great Futures Annual Campaign today. The campaign raises money for the Club’s after-school programs and services for youth, grades K-12, living in Delaware County. The campaign seeks donations primarily from individuals and businesses. The campaign will culminate on May 31st 2016.

The campaign’s goal this year is to raise $70,000 for the Club’s annual operating budget.  “We are proud to announce that to date, our campaign has raised $16,830 as a result of some early lead gifts and gifts from our board members and staff.” said Micah Maxwell, Executive Director. “All we need now is the rest of our community to show their support, and we will be able to reach, maybe even exceed, our goal. Every extra dollar allows us to provide more opportunities to serve more kids, more often! ”

“Our Club is making a difference in the community,” added Maxwell.  “Last year, our programs and partnerships served over 1700 kids, a 48 percent increase from the year before.  But there are still many more children in our community that need the kind of positive influence and guidance the Clubs provide, and we want to reach out to these youth and their families.” Funds raised this year will focus on expanding programs for teens and programs to improve academics for kids after-school.

Every dollar invested in Boys & Girls Club programs provides nearly $10.00 in benefit to the community according to a newly commissioned study by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The study, conducted by the Institute for Social Research and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, found that every dollar invested in Boys & Girls Clubs returns $9.60 in current and future earnings, as well as cost-savings, to American communities.

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About Boys & Girls Club of Muncie:
The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie was founded in 1933. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. You can learn more at www.bgcmuncie.org. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Club at frontdesk@bgcmuncie.org or (765) 282-4461.

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