As the year comes to a close, we at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) want to take a moment to express deep, heartfelt gratitude as we look back on 2023.  This year has been one of tremendous growth, new opportunities, and expanded partnerships all made possible by steadfast community support.  

We celebrated the addition of brand-new Club libraries, both hardcover and digital, that are culturally relevant and matched to reading level. We partnered with a record number of companies to host career day experiences, introducing youth to a variety of industries and inspiring their future plans. We also launched the BGCTC Alumni Association, creating a network and Club engagement opportunities for Club Alumni as they move forward with their lives and careers.    

Looking ahead, we continue to be incredibly grateful as we expand to serve more Twin Cities youth with three additional Club locations! Please join us in our commitment to supporting youth as they grow and thrive by donating to GIVE IN GRATITUDE, running now through December 31, 2023. A recurring monthly gift, no matter the amount, will create a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of the youth we serve in our community. 

Al and Kathy Lenzmeier believe so strongly in BGCTC’s transformative work to uplift Club communities that they are generously offering a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar match on contributions through December 31, 2023.

Your donation to Give in Gratitude TODAY will support critical needs for young people this year!

$25: Hygiene kits for one Club member and their family 

$50: Winter coat for one Club member 

$100: Fuel for transportation to offsite activities for one Club site 

$500: One Teen Pathways Social Justice & Racial Equity workshop/advocacy event 

$1,000: Food for youth gatherings/events for one Club site 

You Make an Impact!- Give in Gratitude Stories

Ezekiel’s Story- Give in Gratitude

Ezekiel’s Story- Give in Gratitude

BGCTC goes beyond serving youth, providing wraparound support to families. *Ezekiel is a fourth-grader attending Centennial Elementary Boys & Girls Club in Richfield. Afterschool support has been an important resource while his mother works. Our dedicated staff...

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For more information about ways to give and get involved, please contact

Grace Bettendorf at [email protected] or 651-200-4102.