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

Rating: 4.91 stars   67 reviews

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)

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

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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area was a wonderful environment to be apart of when I volunteered there this past spring break as apart of the Boston College Appalachia Volunteers. The entire community made us feel so welcome and I enjoyed every minute being able to serve the community. Everyone on staff was incredibly nice and and caring, and really made our stay in Florence a trip to remember. The kids at the club were awesome and I loved being able to help them out, as well as getting to spend time with them throughout the week. Overall, the Boys and girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is a wonderful place that really helps the community it serves, and truly makes a difference in the lives of the children and their families.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

What an incredible experience working with the Boys and Girls Club of Pee Dee. Not only do the staff members care so much about the kids, but they make volunteering there a great experience as well. Our group was coming to the Boys and Girls Club for a spring break service trip, and while we knew we would be staying the week at the Boys and Girls Club we had no idea how above and beyond the board of directors, site administrators, and staff members would go to make us feel at home. We all brought sleeping bags with an understanding that we would be sleeping each night on the floor, but upon arriving the board members and site administrators told us they had rounded up cots and blow up mattresses for us to sleep on-- along with more snacks and food than we knew what to do with! Each day we would help around the club (painting, cleaning up, etc) and then when the kids would arrive we would get to play with them and it was wonderful. Often, when volunteering at various organizations, volunteers are given little direction or are given small, menial tasks to stay occupied. The Boys and Girls Club was not like this at all as they fully integrated us with their program and fundraising efforts-- like a BBQ fundraiser where we helped to cook and distribute food. The Club has made an incredible impact in these kids lives-- in giving them mentors to look up to, educational direction, access to healthy food every day, and a place that is safe and fun for them to grow as youth.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I found the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area to be a really special place. The staff members are incredibly helpful and caring, as I learned from my week of service there in March 2014. It is evident that these men and women truly have the children's and organization's best interests at heart. The children that attend this Boys and Girls Club location are so smart and wonderful to be around. It is clear that these children benefit from their time at the organization and that the staff works their hardest to help each individual child reach their full potential. The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is an admirable organization and I send them all of my best wishes!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area is truly a remarkable place. I had the wonderful opportunity of leading a trip of Boston College volunteers during the spring break of 2013. During this week, we were able to volunteer at the BGC and assist with landscaping, cleaning and planning activities for the children. When it was our time to leave at the end of the week, I can honestly say that there were tears in my eyes. The interactions between the staff and children were so nurturing and compassionate. The individuals at the BGC truly care about one another in a way that I believe is unique to this specific club. I was able to speak with and get to know Susan, Neal, Decar, Michael and Justin, to name a few, and I have the utmost respect for them all. They were all so hospitable to the BC students and made us feel welcomed into their community. I am eager to get back to Florence to see the club again, but it brings me great happiness to keep in touch with the club. I cannot speak highly enough of this organization and the work that they do for the children of the Pee Dee area.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

AS A LONG TERM BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER CHAIRMAN I CAN CONCLUDE THAT WITHOUT OUR REGIONS CLUBS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD NOT GET THE QUALITY DIRECTION NEEDED IN THEIR LIVES.WE OFFER NOT ONLY HOPE BUT LIFE SKILLS NEEDED TODAY......

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

MORE MONEY FOR THE PROGRAMS

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only does our club have an active board but the staff is involved, compassionate and driven. Everyday a child is touched by what this organization stands for. They are cared for while spending time at the club but most importantly, they are motivated and believed in. These children who otherwise would not have that much needed "push" go on to do great things and have a purposeful life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee in the capacity of board member for several years now. We also have the opportunity to rotate nursing students through the club and allow them to present a short teaching segment on a health related issue for the kids. This is a great organization that is doing so much to help strengthen the life skills of youth in our community, and I have never worked with a more dedicated staff. The kids are wonderful too.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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