Ways to Contribute
Thank you for considering a contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley (BGCNV). We rely on the financial support of the community to keep our programs and services available to over 750 youth each day in the Butte County region. There are many ways to support BGCNV and every contribution has an impact on the lives of our members.
WHY YOUR PERSONAL GIFT MATTERS
- Your contributions close the gap between the $10 a year membership fee we charge and the $1,250 a year that it actually costs us per member. 66% of our families cannot afford the $15 a year.
- Your personal investment demonstrates to young people your commitment to their success and makes them more likely to:
- Progress to the next grade level
- Get a job and go to college
- Make positive and healthy life decisions
- Take ownership and pride in their community
- Someday do for someone else what you have done for them.
- Your financial support leverages funds from other sources both within and outside of the community.
- Your unrestricted gift ensures that we continue to place a priority on meeting the needs of our most vulnerable youth who need it the most.
- Your generosity is contagious! When you give, others will too.
Gifts of Cash or Stock
The Boys & Girls Club greatley appreciates any generous contribution of cash and stock at any time. You can click on the big orange DONATE NOW button at the top of this page to make your contribution through your Visa or Mastercard. It's quick, easy and secure and it will make a difference right away!
To donate by check please make your check payable to:Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley 601 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928
To trasfer appreciated stock/securities please contact Rashell Brobst at 530-899-0335 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Automatic Giving
Click on our DONATE NOW button and set up your donation on a monthly basis to make it easier to give the amount you want to give. For as little as $15 a month you can donate $180 a year and make an even bigger impact on a child's life.
In Memory Of / In Honor Of / A Tribute To / In the Name Of
Sometimes the best way to honor someone is to give in their behalf. Whether you have lost a loved one or would simply like to acknowledge and honor a special person in your life, a gift to the Boys & Girls Club is truly the gift that will keep on giving. Many people are choosing this option instead of wedding, holiday, graduation or even birthday gifts. When you make a gift to the club in honor of someone, we will acknowledge your gift by a letter to that person or his or her family that a donation has been made by you in their honor or memory and their name (and yours) will be included in our Friends & Supporters webpage.
Above is one example of a Wish Tree and Giving Envelope we created for a Fiesta-themed Reception. We love creative giving and would be thrilled to help you put together a strategy for your next event.
Very Special Gifts
Sometimes these gifts are called Major Gifts. While most of our donations are under $100, we do have friends and supporters who can give more - and do! Sometimes these come in the form of a BIG surprise and sometimes a donor would like to help us accomplish a particular goal and will call to meet with us and find out what we need. Opportunities for making a Very Special Gift include:
- For a specific campaign or project (Annual Fund Drive, Transportation or Technology)
- To develop or advance a program initiative (such as Homework Help, College Bound, etc)
- To become a Jeremiah Millbank donor
- Toward the Boys & Girls Club Endowment
Bricks & Tiles
As part of our expansion efforts in Chico we have built a lovely community landmark and plaza in our downtown campus for kids. In the plaza we have a Leadership Walkway that connects the Ostrander Clubhouse with the Nettleton Gymnasium and Teen Center and it is lined with bricks and tiles that are ready and waiting to be enscribed with a message or family and friends names of your choosing.
Bricks are $100 & Tiles are $1,000
Will your employer match your gift to the Boys & Girls Club? Many companies and organizations have Matching Gift Programs that will double or even triple the amount of your gift and increase the impact of your donation. Contact your Human Resources or Community Affairs office for details on how your company can join in supporting the BGCNV. If your company will help, let us know and we will list them on our Community Friends & Supporters webpage.
If your company has an employee-giving program through United Way, you can designate your contribution to go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley.
Each year the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley holds a number of fundraisers that help to support the programs and services of the Clubs in Chico, Paradise, Oroville and Juvenile Hall. We are always looking for business sponsors to partner with the club in meeting its fund-raising and friend-raising goals. The two primary fundraising special events are:
- Valentines Gala
- Links Fore Kids Golf Tournament
For more information on how you or your business can support and participate in these and other events in your community please click here.
Gifts of Property
There are many ways to use your personal assets to make a difference in the lives of our children. If you have a piece of property, a home or business that you are interested in donating to charity, there may be a way that you can help us and we can help you. Depending on the property and your intentions, you may be able to donate the item directly to the club or even place the property in a trust to be sold that could give you a great tax break now and even future income. If this sounds like something you might be interested in pursuing, please contact our Development Department or CEO to discuss it. We have trusted legal and financial advisors available to help you and us determine whether or not a gift like this will work for everyone.
Gifts of Personal Items
While we appreciate the generosity of our community, due to the abundance of items offered by our donors, the time and effort it takes to assess an item, safety and liability concerns and our limited staff resources, we are typically NOT able to accept your used household items. These items include:
- Couches & furniture
- Computers & other Technology
- Games Room Equipment
- Exercise Equipment
We encourage you to donate your computers to Computers For Classrooms.
For other items please consider supporting the following charities with whom we work and on whom many of our families depend.
- Salvation Army, Chico, Paradise & Oroville
- Discovery Shoppe, Chico
- ARC of Butte County in Chico and Oroville
If you would like to donate to a specific Club or in general to a Club in your community, please click on the community of your choice below: