The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County recently received a special visit from Santa bringing holiday cheer and gifts. More than 700 gifts were distributed to members in holiday bags before taking photos with Santa and delivering their Christmas wishes. The event also included a bike giveaway thanks to the kindness and generosity of Philip and Lois Cohen who donated close to one hundred new bikes and helmets to the Club. Parents of members were invited to pick up the bikes and helmets and received safety tips and instruction before delivering them to their children.
The Club celebrated the grand opening of the Dorothy and Dexter Baker Technology Training Center. Attendees toured the facility and interacted with Club Youth to see first-hand the many outcome-driven programs that are offered.
The 12,000-square-foot Technology Training Center provides hands-on opportunities for young people to explore the world of technology, science, photography, medical training, construction, audio/visual recording, computer-aided-design, music, drama and dance.
The Club recently kicked off the annual scholarship campaign with the Second Annual Great Futures Start Here Luncheon. Florida State Representative Matt Hudson and former Club member Jeffrey St. Julus were the special guests. They each shared their personal stories of how the Boys & Girls Club helped shape their successful lives. Thank you to all who attended and support Great Futures for youth.
Thanks to the generosity of Publix Supermarkets and their customers, the Club recently received a truck full of school supplies. There are cases upon cases of pens, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, paper, and more!
The Club has extended an invitation to schools and community partners to come by and pick up school supplies to help ensure that all youth are given the necessary tools for academic success.
The Great Futures Start Here Campaign is in full swing! We invite you to join others throughout the community and become a member of the Great Futures Club. All proceeds raised go directly to provide scholarships for local youth to attend the Boys & Girls Club's after school and summer programs.