Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina Focuses On Sustainability

Sanford, NC​ – The leadership and staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina (BGCCC) are committed to serve as many kids in our communities as resources will allow. The organization keeps its membership dues ($52.00/year) at a minimum so that all children can have access to facilities and programs that keep the community’s kids safe, happy, and poised for a great future.

Did You Know:

  • BGCCC is open five days per week all school year, all summer long, and serves 450 kids per day in Lee and Chatham Counties. Clubs are open after school until 6:00 pm and all day during the summer, and the organization provides Club members with two meals per day during the summer through a USDA-sponsored program;
  • It currently takes $1,900 for BGCCC to provide services for one child for one full year;
  • 61% of the organization’s current funding comes from local individuals and businesses;
  • 62% of Club members qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch;
  • 99% of the Club’s teen club members expect to graduate from high school and 90% expect to complete some type of post-secondary education;

Recently, a parent of a Club member said, “As a single mom, the ​Boys & Girls Club​ has been a Godsend. Not only is it ridiculously affordable for a tight budget, but they actually work with and motivate my child. I don’t know how I would survive if every day I had to get off work and still help my son with his homework, especially since he resists me. They not only have the Power Hour program for him to work on his homework and help when he’s getting stuck, but they also have tutors that work with him in math. And I know he’s safe there every day after school and when school is out. All communities could benefit from a Boys & Girls Club.”

While the Boys & Girls Clubs brand is nationally revered and recognized, with more than 4,000 Clubs across the country, each Boys & Girls Clubs organization operates independently as its own stand-alone organization. Each organization is fully responsible for its own funding and operation. Furthermore, Boys & Girls Clubs depend heavily upon local support in order to operate safely, efficiently, and with high impact on children. In the coming weeks the organization will undergo consolidation measures in order to
maximize available resources and promote sustainability.

The following measures will be taken as of August 24:

  • The Church Street Club in Sanford will be consolidated into the OT Sloan Park Club. All Lee County Schools will continue to be served by the Boys & Girls Club.
  • The organization’s commercial office property located at 1013 Carthage Street in Sanford will be placed on the market for sale. The proceeds from the sale will be held in the organization’s operational reserve fund.

CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, Daniel Simmons, says, “Our organization was built by a strong, resilient group of volunteer citizens who saw the need for a Boys & Girls Club, and they worked tirelessly to bring the Club to the community 23 years ago. We are taking necessary measures to ensure continued operation for the next 23 years and beyond. We will be here for as long as our local communities continue to support the Clubs. That is our commitment to the communities and children we serve.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina needs your investment in order to continue supporting and shaping the lives of the community’s children. You can make a one-time or recurring donation by visiting www.centralcarolinaclubs.org/donate.
If you would like to speak to a staff member concerning your support of the organization, or to schedule a staff-led tour of one of our Clubs, please contact:

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