Since 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been serving the youth of our community, especially those who need us the most. In the neighborhoods we serve: 27% of area adults did not complete high school (compared to 16% in San Antonio), 72% of the students in the school districts are considered at risk of dropping out of school and 40% of children in the area are living in poverty (compared to 30% in San Antonio).
The Clubs are neighborhood-based and family-oriented with programs focused on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Citizenship. The impact is astounding. Last year, we served over 7,300 youth. Of them, 99% of members stayed in school and successfully progressed to the next grade level, 99% improved/maintained their grades in core subjects including science, math and language arts, and 92% of regularly attending seniors pursued higher education or military service. Club Members perform better in school too – they are absent less and have fewer behavioral referrals than those not enrolled in BGCSA programs.
When the COVID-19 pandemic closed Clubhouse doors, programming shifted to virtual and the mission focused on emergency food distribution for Club families. On June 1, BGCSA was the first youth serving organization in San Antonio to reopen for summer programs to keep kids safe, active, and learning. For the 20-21 school year, the Clubs stayed open full days to support students learning virtually. This program has helped nearly 500 students maintain passing grades in all of their core classes. In addition, 38 Club programs continue to operate inside schools in SAISD and HISD under CDC guidelines for safety.
For many of the families we serve, purchasing school supplies year-round is an expense they cannot afford. This means hundreds of kids are going to school empty-handed and unprepared to learn. Your donations give Club Members the tools they need to succeed. With your help, we can ensure every child has the same opportunity to find success and achieve a great future, regardless of economic barriers.
For the Charity Challenge, we are collecting the following new school supplies:
Pencils (1 dozen) = 1 Point
Markers – Any Size (1 dozen) = 1 Point
Facial Tissues = 1 Point
Construction Paper (50-sheet pack) = 1 Point
Disinfecting Wipes (1 canister) = 2 Points
Copy Paper (1 ream) = 2 Points
Colored Paper (1 ream) = 2 Points
Monetary Donations: Every $1 donated = 1 Point
To drop off your school supplies donations:
- Print and complete the Corporate Cup Donation Form
- Drop off your donation and the form at:
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Attn: Development Staff
123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
To make an online donation:
- Visit https://bit.ly/2Pa95JJ
- Include company name in the “Add a donation note/comment” section
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or contact DeAnna Garza (210) 436-0686 ext. 2009 or Clara Guerrero (210) 436-0686 ext. 2007
Interested in competing in the 2021 Corporate Cup? Find more information at www.sanantoniosports.org/corporatecup/.