Mission: The mission of boys and girls clubs of greater washington is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.
Programs: Core program areas are education and career development, character and leadership development, the arts, health and life skills, and sports fitness and recreation. Each of these core program areas are consolidated into one holistic approach in programming. During fy 2015, 16,000 youth were served.
For the past 15+ years I have received appeals to attend their annual gala and donate. One is never told how much these events actually net. There is no communication from nor about the B&GC;between annual appeals. Though I have written them 3 times in past 6 years to not send me such appeals, I still get them. No one has ever contacted me either. I suspect they are not managing their direct mail well and wasting postage and overhead dollars, using a costly and unsuccessful 'blanketing' approach. Good fundraising is strategic and maximizes return on investment.