AGENTS OF CHANGE: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Posted by David Crawford on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 10:10am.

AGENTS OF CHANGE

“WE CANNOT ALWAYS BUILD A FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH, BUT WE CAN ALWAYS BUILD OUR YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE." - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (BGC Sarasota) is dedicated to enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Their vision is to provide a “World-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors,” supporting all members to stay on track to graduate from high school with purposeful direction, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County was identified by our client as one of the local recipients of their Catalist commission donation. The portion donated to BCG Sarasota is $650. When discussing some of the best uses for the funds and the impact it will have, Community Engagement Manager, Tanya Orr, explained that these funds will likely provide full scholarships for future club members. For example these funds could allow 12 new children in the “no to low” income group to attend the club free of charge for the entire summer program. 

 

BGC Sarasota provides age-appropriate programs and services for all youth ages 6-18. Clubs are a safe place for younger children to play, grow and learn, while providing teens their own space to explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions. Boys & Girls Clubs empower kids and teens to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives on their paths to great futures. They provide programming during the school year until 7 p.m. and during the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at some locations even as late as midnight. The summer program also serves a nutritional breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack every day to the children. 

The most important thing is that this money is donated as “Unrestricted Funds” allowing them to spend it in the most critical area of need at the time. Unrestricted donations are the largest need for non-profits, and typically the hardest donations to find. Catalist Realty is proud to be a local partner and supporter of unrestricted donations for any and all non-profits. Special thank you to McCullough Legal Services for handling the closing of this transaction and contributing a portion of the closing fee to the cause as well!

 

Give us a call today at 941.777.2968 or reach us at INFO@CATALISTREALTY.COM 

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