Archive for 2013

Making Christmas wishes come true...

Thanks to the generosity of so many individuals and groups, our kids are sure to have a very merry Christmas!

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary have much to celebrate this holiday season. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Calgarians who...

We are now on LinkedIn

Vertical WordBoys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) have focused on having a strong social media presence over the past year which was increased recently with the addition of a LinkedIn account.

“Having a presence on LinkedIn is just one more way we can reach out to potential employees and let them know that BGCC is a great place to build a career and share a passion for helping children and youth,” says Nikki Malcolm, our HR manager.

Stampede kicks up new partnership

1fbThe Ismaili Muslim Community in Calgary is continuing its tradition of giving by partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary to make a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in our city.

The Ismaili Council for the Prairies and BGCC have agreed to a two-year partnership for the annual Ismaili Community Stampede Float entry and Stampede breakfast.

This year, the partnership will focus on the value of education. The breakfast will raise funds for “Ready, Set, Go!” Family Pre-school Program, BGCC’s early childhood education program for low-income families. The float will focus on the importance of education in building resiliency in Calgary’s youth.

Volunteer given foundation award, scholarship

Shannon EkkelShannon Ekkel has been sharing her unique skills and talents with the youth of Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary for only a short time but that does not diminish the huge impact she is having with our kids.

Shannon dedicates a couple of times a week to the kids of BGCC by assisting us with the Food and Nutrition in Schools (FANS) program and teaches baking basics through our Junior Chefs program to the kids at our Forest Lawn Club every Monday night.

How to get involved during flood recovery

DonateThe support from Calgarians during the current flood crisis is nothing but amazing and we have seen it first hand.

Recently, we put a call out to volunteers to help clean up one of our shelter and the response was incredible. THANK YOU to everyone who helped, offered to help or had our youth in their thoughts.

While the cleanup of the shelter is complete, there are still ways for people to help. We are currently seeking cash donations or donations of gift cards for the youth who lost all their belongings in the flood.

Flood damages shelter: donations, help needed

Calgary 20130624 00171Like so many people in Southern Alberta, some of our youth were among those affected. The flood damaged our Safe House facility which is a homeless shelter that provides housing and emotional support for youth between the ages of 15-19.

Our youth need you now more than ever. While we have been able to give the affected youth shelter in our other facilities, several youth lost all of their belongings in the flood. We are looking for donations of gift cards so the youth can replace their clothing and other personal belongings.

We also need volunteers for clean-up.