As we reflect on this past year, we are thankful for you and the many opportunities we have had to make a difference in our region. We are thrilled to share our 2022 Annual Report highlighting the ways we assisted our most vulnerable youth. We provided resources to address homelessness, supported families in response to the childcare crisis, and developed programs to promote mental health, diversity and inclusion.
On this road to recovery, we:
- Provided safe and positive Club experiences for 1,362 youth
- Expanded our food pantries to address food insecurity
- Revived our Turkey Time Thanksgiving dinner to serve more than 800
Our staff are the key ingredient for connecting with our kids and providing mentorship and positive human connection. As the minimum wage and operations costs continue to climb, our budget continues to increase. The needs of our communities have also grown, making it challenging to match resources with the needs of our kids.
We are facing a number of challenges in our ongoing efforts to be the safe and positive place for kids:
- Reduced giving from the community and donors moving out of the area
- A 50% increase in the minimum wage since 2018
- Disaster relief funds from Camp Fire and COVID are depleted
Needs for 2023:
Increase monthly and annual community donations to overcome reduced funding
We see every day that there is still work to be done. Through academic success, character and leadership, healthy lifestyles, arts and music, field trips, and direct support, Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley will continue to provide meaningful relationships to our most promise youth. We will remain steadfast to provide life-changing opportunities for all young people to realize their full potential thanks to our shared vision for the future.