The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley is especially grateful for the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation's generous donation of $30,000 towards our educational programs.
Thank you to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees' Reaching Out (AERO) Club, which provided $5,000 to benefit the nutrition program. Donations were provided by contributing employees of the Lockheed Martin facility in Palmdale.
JC Penney donated $4,000 toward our programs for local kids. The money was collected through various campaigns where customers can choose to round up their purchases to the next dollar and have the change benefit the Club.
We are so grateful to all of our benefactors for their tremendous partnership!
Every December, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley sponsors a Holiday Luncheon to appreciate all those who support the Club. On Dec. 4 at the Newhall Clubhouse, wonderful food was provided by Clubhouse parents, including the much-anticipated annual homemade tamales. Attendees also heard from alumnus Veronica (Navarro) Bayer, who serves as the human services coordinator for the City of Santa Clarita.
She was welcomed by Jim Ventress, chief professional officer for the Club, who showed off some old news clippings and stories of Navarro’s days at the Club. Bayer spoke of the Clubhouse “making her dreams come true” and recounted many wonderful memories.
The Santa Clarita community benefited from another lengthy run of the Festival of Trees as the Boys & Girls Club was lucky enough to secure the same location as was used in 2011. More than $100,000 was raised Nov. 9-21 as visitors enjoyed nearly 40 large displays, more than 50 tabletop trees, and 104 gingerbread houses at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Special events included the annual Magic of the Lights Gala, where the Fallen Heroes to Angels Tree was sold in the live auction for $7,250.
A mother who has benefited from the services of the Boys & Girls Club for more than seven years was recently motivated to express her appreciation of the Club. She wrote a letter to Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. She gave permission for her letter to be shared.
A former Canyon High School star football player and alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley passed away unexpectedly in October. Family and friends joined to remember him at a reception in his honor at the Sierra Vista Clubhouse on Oct. 27. Read The Signal article.
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- O'Brien Letter
- Local Alumnus Enters Hall of Fame
- New Grants Support Programs for Kids
- Basketball Star Visits Clubhouse
- Wine Event Raises Funds for Kids
- Your Vote Can Help Kids Earn $2,500
- Foundations, Local Families Support Club
- Local Teenager Among Those Honored
- 2011 Youth of the Year Nominee
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