Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Pee Dee Area, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   67 reviews 1,961

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

PO Box 93 Florence SC 29503 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to inspire and enable all children from throughout the Pee Dee area, with special concern for those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Target demographics:

youth ages 6-18. Well over half live in single-parent households whose annual income is below $25,000 per year. Nearly one-third (30%) of our members are teens. Slightly more than half (53%) are boys. We especially target youth who are not receiving services from any other youth agency.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 2,700 youth

Geographic areas served:

3 counties (Florence, Darlington & Williamsburg)

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

843-662-1142
http://www.bgcpda.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Pee Dee Area, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I was honored to serve as a Board Member for this club for 9 years. During that time I had the opportunity to mentor one of our club kids. Saleisha was blessed to win SC Youth of the Year, go on to graduate college and has just recently earned her degree from Law School. Due to the Boys and Girls Club influence she not only learned to dream big! She lived those dreams. I can't say enough about the dedicated team work of the Board Members and Staff Members at all of the Pee Dee Area Clubs. They truly save lives of 100's of kids every day!

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I was honored to serve on the Pee Dee Area Board for 9 years. The staff is superior and the kids thrive in the many programs provided. My favorite experience was mentoring a young girl that became our State Youth of the Year. I attended her High School Graduation, she graduated college and is now a first year law student. She could have never made it that far without the support of the Boys and Girls Club. I wish I would have sent my son to the Club so he would have had more positive roll models. They teach them life skills, manors and give them a safe place to learn while having fun. These clubs save kids lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

BGCPDA is an excellent organization from the top down. Staff makes great effort to ensure the success of the kids, and it shows.

 
Flag review
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is such an outstanding organization and asset to our community. The services and stability they provide to so many is invaluable and such a blessing. On top of all this, the young people will always find an open door. Thanks Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area for all you do for so many people!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area provide a great service for their community. Through their after school programs, they assist the area's children with their education. Moreover, they provide daily meals to kids who often may not get dinner at home. Having volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club, I can honestly say that it is an amazing organization whose members really care about the community that they are serving.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization strives daily to create a safe and respectful environment so that everyone that comes through their doors has opportunity for individual growth.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of leading a group of volunteers from the Boston College Appalachia Volunteers on a trip to the club in Florence, SC during Spring Break of 2015. The work this club does is incredible and incredibly important. What stood out most to me about this particular Boys and Girls Club was how completely dedicated the staff members were to what matters the most--the kids. Every thing this club does is for the kids. They genuinely went above and beyond to provide this service to Florence, SC, and I could tell even during one short week there that the afternoons the boys and girls spent at the club were truly impactful and formative. I learned a ton from everyone I met here that week--The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area are truly a great nonprofit.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee serves the children of our community that need help the most. The clubs serve as a safe place for children to learn and play. The staff serves as role models that many of the children do not have at home. My first experience with this organization was 12 years ago when I was volunteering for the Junior League of Florence. After talking to a 2nd grade club member I learned he was hungry because he was one of 6 children that lived with an unemployed single mother and he was being bullied at school (kids were taking his free breakfast and lunch). The club was the only place he was being fed and felt truly safe. Every child deserves to be fed and feel safe in order to excel in life, and B&GC of the Pee Dee is leading the way in our area to fulfill this need.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been serving on the board for about seven years. The commitment of the staff, board and volunteers is amazing. We are exposed on a regular basis to a great club outcome story. Makes serving on this board very humbling and gratifying.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member of the Pee Dee Area Boys and Girls Club for several years. I have had numerous opportunities to talk with the kids over the years and have been told on several occasions "The Club saved me" or "I don't know where I would be today if it had not been for (insert staff name) at the Club".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find even more ways to get the word out to the community how we are changing lives here in our area.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a Board Member of the Pee Dee Area Boys and Girls Club for over three years. I have had the privilege several times of listening to candidates for Youth of the Year tell their stories of how the club changed their lives. It is truly amazing what some of these kids have overcome and what a huge part the Club played in their success. What a great way to contribute to a cause that truly changes lives right here in our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member of The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club for about three years now. Compared to other organizations I am involved with, the B&G Club staff stands apart in dedication and commitment to the youth they serve. This is evident in all of the after-hours time they put in, the dollars they donate and most of all the accolades from the kids. As a board we often hear moving testimony from the youth served and it always involves at least one staff member that the child really felt was a mentor to them. I am very proud to be a volunteer and serve the club.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area for several years and continue to be amazed by the committed board members, the wonderfully dedicated leadership, the awesome staff, and most of all, the amazing kids who all make serving this worthy cause a source of joy and fulfillment. Together, we do make a difference in our future!

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee is an incredible organization with an awesome staff, a dedicated Board, and business community members who are all committed to serving the youth in our community. Certainly one of the top not for profits in our community!

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

I spent a week volunteering with the club last spring with a group of college students and it was a great time. Everyone working there has a great attitude and showed so much dedication, an irreplaceable group. But more than this the kids at the club were amazing. If you show them you actually care you can really see them blossom.

 
Flag review