Ways to Support
Founded in 1966, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is looking for a minimum of 66 members to commit to a month gift of $66, helping us raise over $52,000 annually. it's the easiest and best way to offer dependable support to our youth in Kern County.
As a member, your monthly gift will provide educational activities for our members who would otherwise be left alone and unsupervised during non-school hours.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County receives grants from corporations and foundations which allow us to provide additional programming and services for the over 14,000 children who attend the 64 program locations in Kern County annually. If you have a grant opportunity that you feel is a good match for our mission, please contact Maggie Cushine at 661-325-3730. ext 239.
Every day after school in Kern County, over 7500
children attend a Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County believes that every kid deserves a Great Future and your investment opens doors for the kids in our community.
Match Your Gift
Contact your company’s human resources department to determine if your employer matches charitable donations to double your investment. Please contact Ed Jacobs at 661-325-3730. ext 242 for more information.
Gift of Stock
If you use publicly-traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to make your gift, you will receive an additional tax benefit: the IRS allows you to make your transfer to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County without recognizing capital gains on the appreciation. You can make a larger donation than you could make with cash and receive a larger tax deduction. Please contact Ed jacobs at 661-325-3730. ext 242 for more information.
Regardless of your age or the size of your estate, many vehicles allow you to balance your own income needs, the needs of your family, and your philanthropic interests. Please contact Ed jacobs at 661-325-3730. ext 242 for more information.
When doing your online shopping through Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com, and select the “BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF KERN COUNTY” as your non-profit of choice. A portion of your purchase will then be donated to your local Boys & Girls Club.
You can also ask our Resource Development Department at 661-325-3730 about gift opportunities.
Please contact Ed Jacobs at 661-325-3730. ext 242 for more information.
DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME.
You have the power to make a difference! We welcome the support of our community and caring people like you. Together, we can have a lasting impact on the lives of the children who need us most. There are more ways than one to make a difference.
Help by Volunteering
Homework Help and Basic Reading Skills
Help a teen learn web design or music mixing
Teach classes on painting, cooking, sewing, dancing, or acting
Run a pool, ping pong, or foosball tournament
Lead a class in your field of expertise
Help a Club member with creative writing or poetry
And much more!
These opportunities are open to individuals age 18 and up, who are committed to volunteering in the Clubs. Volunteer opportunities are also available to high school students who are looking to complete their community service hours for school.
Attend a Volunteer Orientation session.
Fill out a Volunteer application (provided at orientation).
Pass a background check to ensure volunteer suitability.
Volunteer Orientation Locations:
E.L. Jack and Monica Armstrong Youth Center
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Location: 801 Niles Street
For more information contact us at 661.325.3730
Date:1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Location: 5207 Young Street Suite 200
For more information contact us at 661.663.8733