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Learn How You Can Support the Club’s Mission

The Club serves more than 500 kids each day and over 1,500 registered members per year. Additionally, nearly 3,500 youth are served through some form of Club programming throughout the year…that is over 15% of Monroe County’s youth.

According to a 2019 Economic Impact Study conducted by the University of Michigan, for every $1.00 invested in the Boys & Girls Club, $9.60 of benefits are generated for the community at-large.

The Club supports single parents who need an affordable, structured, safe and measurable program that allows them to maintain employment, work longer hours or further their education. On average, due to Club membership fees and program hours (which run until 7:00 p.m. each week day), roughly $4,300.00 per household in savings and additional income are generated for Club families each year, according to  an independent study by Indiana University’s nationally-renowned Kelley School of Business.

How Does My Investment Help the Club?

As a donor to the Club, your gift provides much more than a place for kids to attend after-school each day. Your gift enables a child to reach their full potential, to become the best version of themself, and to lay the foundation to accomplish their goals.

To encapsulate the scope of what a gift provides to the Club – each year, we review 12 stories from members who have flourished in the Club because of DONORS LIKE YOU! Click here to see the complete 2019 series of our #12DaysOfGiving!

Your gift today can help change a child’s future.


...of Club teens expect to graduate from high school


...expect to complete some kind of post-secondary education


...of Club youth volunteer in their community


...of members say they can stand up for what is right


The Amazing Kylie looked at the path ahead of her. It was winding and unfamiliar, but she felt up to the task. After all, The Amazing Kylie can handle anything …


Charlie is a teenager at the Club. He was very reluctant to come to the Ellettsville Club. He had recently been impacted by his father’s imprisonment and …


Chris is one of three siblings being raised by his mother, a single-parent attending classes and working multiple jobs, to support her family. Chris is mostly …


Añé is a young woman who began attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington at the age of eight. Añé’s childhood support system was limited …

Meet Añé

Añé is a young woman who began attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington at the age of eight. Añé’s childhood support system was limited, and she found herself in and out of youth shelters. The one constant in her life was the Club. Staff reached deep into her troubled life and challenged her to envision a better future for herself.

How Can You Help?

Contribute to the Club

With only 13% of the Club’s funding coming from families who use our programs through membership fees, we need you to help us fill the gap! 70% of all Club revenue comes from local individual donors – like you! We only charge $20.00 a year per child ($5.00 at Ferguson Crestmont Club) to attend the Club. However, it costs us over $675.00 to serve each child for a single year. It’s up to us to account for the financial gap. Will you support the kids who need us most in our community by donating today?

Wishlist Shopping

Serving hundreds of children each and every day, we can always use supplies to enhance their experience at the Club! Please review our Wishlist to see if you have something we could use. Out shopping and see something on our list? Please consider making a Wishlist Donation! Have something you think might be useful for our programs that you do not see on our Wishlist? Give us a call and ask! Contact Leslie Abshier, Resource Development Director, at (812) 332-5311 x.213.