COVID-19-RELATED ADVISORY FOR CLUB MEMBERS & FAMILIES

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES

May 26, 2020
Registration for our summer program is full. Please contact your local Club for more information or to be placed on a waiting list. Click here >>

May 22, 2020
Usually, there’s a lot of pomp and circumstance surrounding our Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year. After all, the hard-won award recognizes our most exemplary Club youth, who typically ascends the stage in party finery at our Celebrate the Children Gala, and is handed a crystal award in front of 1,000 community leaders to thunderous applause. Learn more about how COVID-19 has affected this year’s Youth of the Year announcement. BGCCF Update >>

May 11, 2020
We’ve all heard the expression that parents need to provide their children with two things: roots and wings. It’s not so different with us at Boys & Girls Clubs. We put in a lot of foundational work when the children are in our Clubs, always with the hope that when they leave or exit our Blue Doors, they’ll be good citizens of our community. In this difficult season of our Clubs being closed, it’s been a good opportunity to observe some of our older children, and our Club alums, flying on their own. This week yielded some heartwarming examples. Read More >>

May 6, 2020
Through efforts coordinated under our Family Discretionary Fund, we have been able to provide significant food relief efforts to struggling Club families. Two of our Clubs operate weekly food pantries, and a third Club is a distribution point for public school breakfasts and lunch distributions. Impact Report >>

May 1, 2020
Our Club Heroes come in many varieties, from young lawyers just beginning their careers to retired seasoned executives looking for a way to give back. But they have this in common: they’re making a real difference in the lives of our community’s children. Read More >>

April 27, 2020
Our VP of Marketing and Community Relations, Betsy Owens, spoke with WESH 2 News about how we continue to serve our Club members while our Blue Doors are closed. Watch Here >>

April 24, 2020
Our mission continues! Meet our Club Heroes, and learn how we still do whatever it takes to make an impact while our Clubs are closed. Learn More >>

April 23, 2020
Under the statewide Stay-at-Home order, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s services have been designated as essential to maintaining the continuity of operations of critical infrastructure. To that end, we will open our Clubhouse facility and/or facilities only to those children of parents who serve as first responders and/or serve in essential infrastructure sectors such as Corrections, Health Department, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office. Learn More >>

April 17, 2020
A message from our President & CEO, Gary Cain: In the midst of a crisis, it’s easy to get buried in day-to-day struggles and hyper-focus on the near term. For Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the COVID pandemic has forced us to come up new, hopefully short-term, ways to meet the needs of our Club families while our facilities are closed, through virtual programming, reach-out calls, and weekly food deliveries. Read More >>

April 16, 2020
Along with so many others, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is adapting our service model to the massive challenges leveled by the Coronavirus Pandemic. As our iconic Blue Doors closed for ‘in-person’ Club service across our service area on March 17, our dedicated staff has been working day and night to create a new model of service for our 16,000+ Club members, to continue to reach them and their families during this time of dire need. Impact Report >>

April 9, 2020
Meet our Club Heroes! In this most tumultuous of times for our Club families, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is meeting the challenge head-on. Fueled by your generosity, we’re deploying all of the resources we can to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable children, and to provide stability to their families at this time. We hope you’ll be inspired by these stories of our donors and staff doing whatever it takes  to serve our Club families, and feel inspired to join us through a contribution to our “Club Heroes” campaign. Read More >>

March 26, 2020
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida opens “Cyber Clubhouse” to serve kids during closures. Read More >>

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented disruption, economic hardship, and heartache to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children we serve. While our Blue Doors are Shut, Our Hearts are Still Open. Here’s how we’re continuing to serve: Learn More >>

March 17, 2020
After thoughtful consideration, and in accordance with advisories issued by the Florida Departments of Education and Health, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has made the decision that our Clubs will be closed until further notice. We do not make this decision lightly, and realize the hardship that this closure causes for our Club families. However, our first priority has always been the health and safety of our Club members and their families; it is our obligation to do what is within our power to disrupt the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Please continue to watch this space, and our website, www.bgccf.org, for future updates, and to confirm reopening after this hiatus. Our hearts are with every member family during this interruption of service.