2016 November E-News

November  29, 2016, evening

Happy #GivingTuesday!

“Those who are happiest
are those who do 
the most for others.”


Anne Frank quote

Please help us 
kick off 
a season of caring 
with a 
#GivingTuesday gift 
to help kids 
in the Pee Dee.
We can’t think of a better way
to start the holiday season
than by helping a child succeed!Your gift today will
♥ help a child bring home a good report card
♥ teach a teen leadership and job skills
♥ guide a kid to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits
…and MORE!
Thank you from all of us at
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area!

November  29, 2016, morning

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday – the perfect time to give back and show you care about kids in the Pee Dee.

girls huggingA child left alone after school could easily become a victim. Bullying, peer pressure, and other dangers take place more than you know – even in our community. But your support today can change all that. In fact, you could quite possibly save a life.

Boys & Girls Club programs like SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood teach kids positive behaviors, as well as resistance techniques to help them avoid unsafe habits, and respond to such behaviors in others. Daily connection to caring adults is another way we help kids become caring and responsible.

Your gift of $120 will allow a group of 15 youth to plan and carry out their own community service project! You’ll create a welcoming environment for kids to learn and grow – with activities and mentors to help them become responsible members of our community.

“Boys & Girls Club staff cares about kids,” says Mike, a Club alum. “It was always my home away from home, and kept me out of trouble!” You can bring that type of caring and a chance for success to kids just like Mike with your gift today.

Thank you for your compassion. Every dollar makes a difference!

Smart phoneGimme Ten…

… A quick $10, to be exact. Too busy to give online? If you have a smart phone, you can donate $10 to our Clubs in about 2 minutes or less. Simply text KIDS to 27722. Wait for the response, then follow the directions to confirm your gift (depending on who your carrier is). You’ll see your donation on your next phone bill, and it will go directly to programs that help our members.

November 22, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving

WE are thankful for YOU!

Be Thankful
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

[from Coolest Thanksgiving Poems]

Thank You!

Yours in Gratitude and Thanksgiving!
Boys & Girls Club Staff, Members, Parents, and Board Members

BGCPDA ~ PO Box 93 ~ Florence, SC 29503 ~ 843-662-1142