The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is a leading provider of programs to children, youth and families that support the healthy physical, educational and social development for over 1,200 young people and families each day throughout the Okanagan valley. Each Club creates a safe, supportive environment where members experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Our programs focus on an individual’s strengths and capabilities, and all programs embrace the principles of equality and inclusion. We help young people grow healthy, happy and safely from birth to adulthood, and are a resource and support for parents throughout their family’s involvement with us. Great Futures Start Here!
What we believe in
We are providing safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life so they can grow to be healthy and active participants in society.
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The snow is still hanging around, but we are getting excited to start our vegetable gardens in about a month! We will be almost doubling our plot size in Kelowna and will need a lot of help from you amazing volunteers! We have received 5 applications in the past week through Do Some Good, so thank you! Our goal this year is to grow 25,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to feed families in the valley.
Thank you Kelowna Capital News for sharing this good news story about our Local Give participant, Michele Rule, and the important work done by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs as they support young people in our community.
Kicking off in March, the Super Mega Ultimate Techathlon is a fun-filled fundraising campaign involving eight simple but ‘ridiculous challenges’ from retro video gaming, to a stock photo contest, and rock paper scissors tournament. While there are prizes and bragging rights on the line, the ultimate goal is to raise funds for disadvantaged youth skill building in our community. All of the proceeds from the Techathlon go to <CODE>anagan, a non-profit program that helps local youth build their tech skills. Read the release:
A few months ago, inspired by our channel partner Interior Savings' amazing initiative $10,000 Local Give, $100 to 100 people, we decided to run a contest for participants to donate an additional $1000 to a charity of their choice from us. Do Some Good user Michele Rule won, giving an additional $1000 to Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. The wonderful folks of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club generously gave us a tour of the facility and we were able to see first hand the service they provide to youth right here in Kelowna. They are using the money toward Motivational Interview Training for their dedicated staff. The small act of kindness on behalf of Michele has moved them closer to that goal, and the donation has already created a ripple effect with another generous donation of $1000 from an anonymous donor. Together we can help them get the training they need - they are two thirds of the way there! - contact them if you too would like to donate!
In October 2018, Local Give participant Michele Rule used the power of social media to spread a wave of kindness in her community.
Learn how her efforts had a direct and positive impact on the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs AND how Michele's act of local good was selected as the WINNER of a $1000 donation to the charity of her choice offered by Do Some Good - propelling her impact even further!
We are pleased to tell you all that our #localmoneylocalgood project was for the Emergency Youth Shelter at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs! We delivered ten gifts bags full of goodies including socks, mittens, toiletries, treats and gift cards for youth that find themselves on the street for whatever reason. We also did gift cards for the amazing overnight staff that look after the youth and help them find their way back to housing and a stable life. Seen here are Jayden and Morgan, two of the staff along with me and my mom. Thanks again to everyone who helped stretch the $100 we got from Interior Savings to over $450 worth of goodies!
Do Some Good - hope you will consider giving $1000 to this organization - the money would do a lot of good!