Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Boys & Girls Club’s It Just Takes One Campaign Seeks Individuals to Invest in Youth Development

Posted in Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on May 26, 2010


Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme have higher high school graduation rates and lower teen pregnancy and crime rates than other area youth. This equates to a 400 percent return on investment in club programs. To date, $89,000 has been invested by generous and caring members of the community toward its $115,000 goal for the It Just Takes One Campaign. That leaves $26,000 left to be raised by June 30, 2010. At Boys & Girls Clubs, any gift—no matter how big or small, is immensely appreciated. This is the idea behind our It Just Takes One Campaign: It just takes One caring adult, One Boys & Girls Club, and One gift to forever impact the life of a child. To that end, the Club is encouraging individuals to help sponsor a youth – or more to receive programs and services offered at the Club, as it nears the end of its campaign.

“We depend on the generosity of our community to sustain our non-profit organization year after year. For 56 years our clubs have provided hope and opportunity for thousands of young people,” said, Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. “Every community member can be the difference that helps one child grow up to not just survive, but to be great. Through gifts large and small, we can ensure our community has a sound future by developing young people who have strong ethics and character to resist today’s peer pressures and embrace tomorrow’s leadership roles.”

The annual campaign raises funds to bridge the gap between membership fees and program costs. While members pay $15 per year, the club pays $500 per year in program expenses for each child in club programs.

To make a donation to the campaign, visit http://www.positiveplace4kids.org/getinvolved/donate.htm.

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