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Foundations

Fall 2017

The Warehouse Youth Centre Dinner Program The Warehouse Youth Centre offers a nightly Dinner Program for youth grades 7-12. Currently, the program serves an average of 60 nutritious meals per week to youth who attend the after school program. This number is expected to increase throughout the winter months, serving up to 80 meals per week. The program charges no fee to youth as long as they participate in the preparation and clean-up of the meal. Youth are also encouraged to provide input in planning the meals, and this is always done creatively and adventurously. Some of the meals youth have prepared include fish, stuffed chicken, curry, quinoa burgers and shrimp stir fry. Many different youth enjoy the Dinner Program. Some youth participate in the program because they enjoy it. Others participate because it makes life easier on their parents. Some youth access the program because they have a need and it may be their only opportunity for a meal. One youth explained that her mom is a single parent who works late and struggles to get dinner prepped for the family, so the Warehouse Dinner Program provides some relief for them. When we are able, we send leftovers home with youth who have a need beyond what the Dinner Program can offer. In April, Project Backpack was launched as an extension of the Dinner Program, with the goal of ensuring that families in need have healthy food for the weekend. The program currently provides weekend food hampers for 20 children and youth as well as their parents. The hampers are packed with fresh produce, meat, dairy products, and other items that are not available at food banks. The program functions on a budget of $300 per week, with funds available only until Christmas 2017. Project Backpack participants express their gratitude every time they receive a weekend hamper. One of the participants shared that she doesn’t have the financial means to purchase fresh produce, and without Project Backpack, her family wouldn’t be able to eat nutritious meals on a regular basis.

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Without revenue, the Dinner Program and Project Backpack depend on grants and donations to function. Funds help support the purchase of food and staffing. These programs are essential to our club and community, and we will continue to strive for their existence and growth. Donate Now: reply card enclosed or online at: www.bgckl.com/donate

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It is the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation to support the aims of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes by acquiring the necessary financial resources to meet local youth service needs.


What Do We Offer Our Major Donors? 1. We Care About Your Motivation For Giving To Us: We understand that you have specific interests and areas where you want to see your donor dollars have impact. We respect that and so we work toward developing projects and programs that fit you. We care about your goals and what you hope to accomplish with your gift.

2. We Care About Your Personal Circumstances and Why You have Chosen to Give: We understand that there are many reasons to give a major gift. Perhaps you are honouring a loved ones wishes. We will endeavour to help you navigate through that and help support a cause worthy of your loved ones estate gift and their name. Perhaps you are hoping for recognition of your business in the community. Perhaps you are a long time major donor and your interests have changed and you are looking for new causes to support. We are here to listen to you.

3. We Understand That You Want A Return On Investment: We know that you want to make your donation count. You want it to have impact and we want to make sure you know who, what and how your donation benefitted the project or program you contributed to. We will keep an open conversation with you, invite you to openings and send you reports about programs. Our doors will always be open for you to check in on progress to see how your dollars are at work.

4. We Want You To Be As Involved As You Want: We are happy to discuss other ways you can be involved through volunteer opportunities, serving on committees, joining our board, or representing us to your inner circle. Your level of involvement is up to you.

5. We Will Do Everything We Can to Show Our Appreciation: We are happy to have you in for a tour. You will be personally cared for by Senior Foundation staff. We will keep you informed about the Club with newsletters and reports and invitations to view progress in areas where your dollars are having impact. And we will discuss with you how you would like to be recognized as it fits with our Donor Stewartship and Recognition Policy. If you would like to find out more please contact our Executive Director, Scott Robertson at 705-324-4493 ext 206 srobertson@bgckl.com

Monthly Donors Monthly Giving is flexible and designed to make charitable giving fit into any budget. Giving monthly means your donation is divided into incremental payments, which allows you to make a larger yearly contribution. You remain in complete control of your gift - you can change or cancel any time you wish by simply calling or emailing BGCKL Foundation. Monthly giving is easy to set up and is a convenient way to offer your support. You choose the amount and your payment method and we do the rest. You’ll join a special community - the Champions of Dreams. As part of a select group of caring individuals, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference to kids, every month!

Belonging... It’s something we all long for but it’s especially true for youth. You can help a youth like, Michael, find a place of belonging at our Warehouse Youth Centre in Lindsay. At the Centre, youth can connect with adult mentors, meet new friends, connect with mental health supports, try new things, learn new life skills like cooking, budgeting, music, and sports. They can laugh, hang out, feel hope and connect with services they may need to help them overcome tough situations. You can be part of the change! Watch for our IN FROM THE COLD campaign coming to you by mail Nov 15th or donate online at www.bgckl.com/donate

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Chimo Youth and Family Services Co-Location at the Club An Infrastructure grant from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has enabled the Club to create a new 6,000 square foot suite that will house the administration and programs for Chimo Youth and Family Services (Chimo). The suite will solve many problems for Chimo. Their current facility is not accessible for people with physical disabilities and creates challenges for private sessions that are critical to the counselling component of their work. The suite is currently being built and will be ready for a November 1st opening. Also funded are two new classrooms in the west side of the Club building that will be used to provide supports to children and youth who need specialized educational programming. The program, called Adventure Quest, is run jointly by the Club, Chimo and Trillium Lakelands District School Board staff and is for students who are struggling to succeed in a conventional classroom.

New Club Programs in Peterborough In April 2015, the Club Board passed a motion for the staff to explore the possibility of offering programming in Peterborough. A grant from the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation enabled the Club to conduct a partner engagement process that included a survey of a large cross-section of the community, several focus groups with other children’s services organizations and government partners as well as individual interviews with a number of key partners. The process revealed some tangible opportunities and gaps in service that the Club is uniquely qualified to provide in partnership with other organizations. Programs are slated to begin in October and will be funded through Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and other grants and user fees. Peterborough initiatives will be supported administratively by the Club head office in Lindsay. However, funds raised in the City of Kawartha Lakes will remain for Kawartha Lakes programming. We will be launching after school care at two schools in Peterborough, Westmount and Edmison Heights. We will also be offering PA day programs. Included in the after school programming will be the launch of a national program called STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) supported by Fidelity Investments. We are happy to be working with the City of Peterborough and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board on our Peterborough initiatives. For any questions, you can speak to Rob Cyr, lead for the Peterborough Expansion, at (705) 324-4493 ext. 215 or rcyr@bgckl.com

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President’s Message

Dianna Scates, Foundation Board President

On behalf of the Foundation Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes, I would like to share with you the mission of the Foundation Board. It is the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Foundation to support the aims of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes by acquiring the necessary financial resources to meet local youth service needs. The Foundation holds fundraising events and activities annually in order to keep program costs affordable, provide transportation, provide healthy meals and snacks and most importantly to guarantee that no child is denied access to Club programs due to financial barriers. As an active member of the community for over 30 years, I am honoured to be the president of the Foundation Board. I am grateful to have the pleasure of working alongside the Foundation’s Board of Directors. These talented and dedicated individuals donate their time and energy in support of the mission of the Foundation. It would like to take the opportunity to publicly acknowledge that the mission of the Foundation couldn’t be accomplished without the unwavering support of the donors, sponsors, and volunteers in our generous communities. Your support allows the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes to provide programs for young people that enhance their physical and mental health and well-being, mitigate poverty, enhance educational outcomes, and help set children and youth on the road to success! Under the leadership of our Executive Director, Scott Robertson and with the talents of the dedicated staff, the Club continues to expand and improve its services. We are particularly proud of the fact that Chimo Youth and Family Services will soon house their programs and administration within the expanding facility. We are also thrilled with the continued growth of The Foundation Board of Directors Warehouse Youth Centre and its dinner program. As you read this please Dianna Scates Bjorn Alfredsson know that your continued support of the Foundation is imperative in President Honourary Director helping continue to make the Club “a good place to be”.

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McDonald’s McHappy Day Coldwell Banker Golf Tournament Gary Gibbons R.V. Delivery Surf and Turf Commonwell Golf Tournament Lil Macintyre Memorial Golf Tournament

Linden Mackey Vice President

Jason Ward Honourary Director

Emily Avery-Graves Past President Janice Loeb Secretary

Mike Fiorini Honourary Director

Greg Murphy Director

Scott Robertson Executive Director

Ray DeNure Honourary Director

Chris Schweitzer Director

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Jeff Beukeboom Charity Classic

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We wish to thank all of our sponsors auction and prize donors, volunteers and golfers for helping to make our 23rd Annual Jeff Beukeboom Charity Classic a great success! All proceeds from the tournament enable our Clubs to provide affordable programs to all families. Events like this don’t happen without strong community support and the generous donations of our sponsors and attendees. Total raised over 23 years is approx $537,000. This year we raised $30,000. Once again on behalf of the Club, Foundation and the over 8,000 kids who use our programs thank you so very much for your support.

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Foundations Fall 2017  
Foundations Fall 2017  
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