Back to BGC

Help Us Bring Kids Back to BGC

Our physical doors had to be closed for quite some time in order to keep our members, community, and staff safe during the pandemic. While we have stayed connected through our virtual programs and limited outdoor programming, we are looking forward to re-opening our doors to our members at full capacity as soon as we are able to do so safely. We need your help to bring kids #BacktoBGC.

Our virtual programs did a great job of keeping Club Kids connected and engaged with us while we couldn’t meet in person, but we know that excessive screen time, less time outside, and decreased physical activity has a negative impact on children and youth. That’s why they need to come #BacktoBGC.

Every $5 raised will enable us to provide a choice of engaging after school programs to every young person we welcome back.

A recent Sick Kids Study reported that more than two thirds of children and youth reported a decline in their mental health during the pandemic. In order to be happy and healthy, children and youth need to be connecting in person; making friends, having meaningful relationships, and getting plenty of exercise. Bringing kids back to BGC means bringing kids back to a space where they can make friends, run around and play soccer, or football, or learn to dance or swim, and so much more. All of these activities have positive effects not only on children’s physical wellbeing, but also their mental health and help them develop confidence and skills for life.

 

We support thousands of children and youth across 40+ locations in Hamilton and Halton so reopening is going to be no easy task. Please consider donating to the Back to BGC campaign so that we can welcome our members back in person at full capacity when the time comes.

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