West Valley Boys and Girls Club Great Futures Start Here




 
Special Thanks To
Our Sponsors & Supporters!
 
 
 
  The Club would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our Great Futures Gala & Auction on behalf of Club kids. We love our community-minded local businesses and friends! If you would like to donate a silent auction item for our biggest fundraiser of the year, please contact Shani Grafman, Director of Development, at s.grafman@wvbgc.org.
 
  Many thanks to Umpqua Bank for their continued support of College Bound with a $3,000 grant. Their generosity will help many more aspiring students achieve their educational goals.
 
  Many thanks to the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund for their generous $15,000 grant. Their gift sustains our efforts to serve underprivileged youth and their families. 
 
Whole Foods Market Porter Ranch raised $2,900 to support Healthy Habits on March 8. We commend their commitment to community youth. A round of applaus to Maria Dimakos, Whole Foods Metro Marketing Field Team Leader and Club Marketing committee member, for arranging the event.
 
  Thanks to Farmers Insurance for their $10,000 gift to help aspiring College Bound students achieve their higher education goals.
  Much gratitude to the Allstate Foundation for their generous continued support. Their $1,000 donation helps keep Club membership available to all.  
    Much gratitude to the Palanker Foundation for their generous continued support of the Club’s music program. Their $20,000 donation ensures vibrant arts programming for underprivileged children.
  Thanks to Phi Kappa Psi – California Theta Colony for providing a $500 College Bound Scholarship, a gift that will help fulfill the college dreams of a deserving Club teen.
  The Taproot Foundation provided expert pro bono assistance with the Club's human resource needs. Their support has been vital to our ability to serve families in the community.
    We are grateful to the Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation, Inc. for their $20,000 grant to help provide safe and enriched after school programs for the children in the community.
  Sincere thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. Their $10,000 grant for Triple Play will help our members develop healthy eating, exercise and social habits. 
  The Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association once again provides major support to the Club with a $10,000 donation. Their generous gift will increase our capacity to serve underprivileged youth. 
  Many thanks to the Elks of Los Angeles Foundation for donating $9,375 to help the Club serve the community. We are lucky to have your support.
  More students will successfully apply to college because of US Bank Foundation’s $5,000 gift to our College Bound program. 
  Vons Foundation inspires healthy habits in local youth with a $2,500 grant for the Club’s Triple Play Program. 
  Much appreciation to National Charity League, SFV Chapter for their $750 donation to update internet technology for education programs. 
  Van Nuys Rotary Foundation provided $500 for a College Bound scholarship. Your commitment to our college bound youth is an inspiration!
  California United Bank continues to provide major support to the Club with a $50,000 grant from the proceeds of the 9th Annual CUB Golf Tournament. Their generous gift will increase our capacity to serve underprivileged youth. 
 
  The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation inspires teens to achieve their full potential. Many thanks for donating $5,000 to fund our College Bound Program. 
 
  Thanks to Barona Band of Mission Indians and Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh for donating $5,000 to our College Bound program. More students will be able to get the higher education they deserve because of your support.
 
    We are grateful to the Carl E. Wynn Foundation for their $1,000 gift to help provide safe and enriched after school programs for the children in the community.
 
 
Much appreciation to Farmers Insurance for their $250 donation. The Club is lucky to have your continued support.
 



Windsong Trust continues to provide major funding for College Bound with a $150,000 grant. Their gift will have great impact on the lives of our Club teens. 
  Thanks to the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Your generous gift of $10,500 will help increase the reach of our College Bound Program.    
 
  We are grateful to Variety - The Children’s Charity,  for their $10,000 capacity- building grant to the College Bound program.   
 
  Thanks to Assemblyman Matt Dababneh and Chatsworth High School principal Dr. Guy for your generous donation of $5,000. The funds will be used to purchase much- needed tablets for our College Bound program.  More members will be able to get tutoring, apply to colleges and get financial assistance because of your gift. 
 
    Much gratitude to the Kleiner Cohen Foundation for their support of the Club. Their $4,000 donation helps provide safe and enriched after school programs for underprivileged children.
 
  Best Buy Children’s Foundation believes in the potential of our Club kids and is helping to make the STEM program a success with a much- appreciated $3,000 investment.
 
  Here’s to dd’s Discounts, who raised $2,500 for the Club site at Reseda Elementary. We are lucky to have your support.
 
  Heartfelt thanks to the Bank of the West for their very generous $5,000 donation.
  Our gratitude to the 3M Foundation for giving $2,500 in support of our STEM program.
 
  dd’s Discount Stores honored our Reseda Elementary site with a $2,500 participation award for being a part of their Grand Opening celebration on September 24, 2016. We deeply appreciate their support.
 
  Premier America surprised us by dropping by with a check for $250. Thanks for supporting the Club! 
 
  Our sincere gratitude to Old Navy for donating $5,000 for our Summer Brain Gain Program.
 
  Many thanks to Southern California Gas Company for supporting Project Learn with a generous gift of $2,500.
  Thank you Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation for the $2,500 grant for College Bound.
  Much appreciation to The Charitable Foundation for its $1,500 gift to support Club operations.
 
Crayons for Care   Hurray for our friends at Crayons for Care, who raised $150 for the Club from the sale of their artwork.
 
  Thank you to Farmers Insurance for donating school supplies for our members. Your generosity will go a long way.
 
          
  Vision to Learn, an organization dedicated to overcoming these barriers to success, collaborated with Rotary Club of Woodland Hills to give eye exams to more than 200 of our Club members. 20 children received new glasses.
Vision to Learn has generously provided free prescription eyeglasses to our Boys & Girls Club members for the past four years. Our deepest appreciation goes out to them and the Rotary Club for making sure our kids see clearly and sharply in the classroom and beyond.

 
  Thanks to Temple Ramat Zion for their continued support of our Healthy Habits program.  
 
        We are grateful to P.F. Chang’s Chinese New Year campaign for raising $637.47 on behalf of the Club.
 
        Heartfelt thanks to Ross Stores in Tarzana, Granada Hills, West Hills, Reseda and Northridge who asked customers to make a donation at the register. The stores raised $5,445 to benefit Club kids. 
 
    A warm thank you to the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation for the $5,000 grant to aid our efforts in youth development.
 
  Our gratitude to Buffalo Wild Wings for their 10% day to help fund Club operations. $3,529 was raised by the Northridge and Sherman Oaks restaurants.
 
    Many thanks to the Valley Jesters for supporting our Club programs with its generous gift of $3,800.
 
  Special thanks to the National Charity League, San Fernando Valley Chapter for their kind gift of $1,000 to help equip the game room. 
 
  Much appreciation to the members of the Boys and Girls Basketball teams from Sierra Canyon School for holding basketball clinics for the kids and donating indoor and outdoor basketballs.
 
 
Thank you to Crowe Horwath for coming to the Club to celebrate Hawaiian Day and providing the kids with shaved ice treats!
 
  A warm thank you to the Staples Foundation for the $1,000 gift for general operations, and much appreciation to Robin Dirro, Manager of the Woodland Hills store, for nominating the Club.
  Special thanks to the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for a $2,500 grant to support our students in College Bound. 
  Many thanks to the Walt Disney Company for sponsoring our Youth of the Year program with its generous gift of $5,000.
 
    Special Thanks to Palanker Foundation for the $20,000 grant for our music program
 
  Special Thanks to Time Warner Cable for $5,000 grant for our STEM programming
   
 
Special Thanks to William C. Bannerman Foundation for the $10,000 grant   
towards 
College Bound

 
    Special Thanks to United Way of Greater LA for a $15,000 grant to support College Bound. 
                   
                       
 
Special Thanks to LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich for a $50,000 grant to support College Bound. 
           
Special Thanks to Farmers Insurance for a     
$25,000 grant to support College Bound and for  Presenting Sponsorship of Youth of the Year.
    Thank you to Stephan & Mary Birch Foundation for a $20,000 grant that will be used towards the Club's general operations. 
 
Thank you to the Southern California Gas for a $1,500 donation to purchase three laptops to be used in our STEM program. 
  Thank you to Deluxe Corporate Foundation for a $5,000 donation for Project Learn. 
  Thank you to West Valley Christian Church for donating school supplies and funds to purchase a new Foosball game for the Game Room. 
 
Thank to Angela Brown and Karla Ross Productions for helping the kids decorate holiday cookies in December. 
   
Thank you to Ray Howden for your donation to purchase new equipment for the Club's Game Room including pool cues, ping balls and paddles and a new Dance Revolution game. 
  Thank you to Crocs Topanga for 66 beanies, gloves, and breakfast to our kids. 
    Thank you Layfield Physical & Fitness for the toy donation for the holidays.
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Thank you to California United Bank for a generous $30,000 grant for General Operating.
    Thank you to The Elks Foundation of Los Angeles for donating $10,937.50 grant for general operating. Also Thank you to Kleiner Cohen Foundation for a $4,000 donation    
 
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Thanks to Green Foundation for a very generous $15,000 grant, which will be used for the Club's Project Learn program.
 
Thank you to the
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
for a $5,000 donation that will go towards general
operating.
  Thank you to WellPoint for a $1,000 grant
that will be used towards the Club's general operations.
 
Thank you to Bank of the West, Project
Learn 
for a $5,000 grant for the Club's Project
Learn program. The program assists more than 800
school-age children to achieve academic excellence each
year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring,
and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills
and knowledge they need to grow into responsible,
productive adults.



 

 
Special thanks to Best Buy Children's Foundations STEM for a $5,000 grant that will go towards the Club's STEM program. The program teaches young people about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a set of experiments and lesson plans.
 
 
Thank you to Time Warner Cable  for a$2,000 grant for internet access in the Teen Center. 
 

Thank you to Vons / Safeway Foundation Triple Play for a 
$7,500 grant going towards the Club's Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is an Eat SMART program, designed to incorporate healthy living, active learning, good nutrition, and regular physical activity to improve youths overall well-being.
 
    Thank you to  Carl E. Wynn Foundation General Op for a  $1,000 grant that will be used for the club's general operations.
 
Thank you to Board Member,
David Gaydos from Wells Fargo Merchant Services who helped pick the lucky winner for our annual iPad raffle sponsored by Wells Fargo. The Club also thanks all those who participated and bought a raffle ticket.

 
  Special thanks to Variety Children’s Charity for a $10,000 grant that will go towards the College Bound program.
 

  Thank you to 3M Foundation for a $4,000 grant that will help fund the Club’s STEM program.  Also, thanks to US Bank Foundation for a $3,500 grant that will support the Club’s Project Learn.
 
  Thanks to CarMax Foundation for a $1,000 grant that helped underwrite the end of the summer carnival.
 
  Thank you to Haggen Food for a $1,000 grant in celebration of their new store in El Camino Shopping Center.
 
  Thank you to Wells Fargo Foundation for a $5,000 grant that will help fund the Club’s financial literacy program and $1000 Community Grant for General Operating.
 
  Thank you to R.J. Reynolds, a top consumer packaged good company, for coming out and re-organizing the Club’s storage rooms.  They are extremely impressed with what the Club has to offer to the community and would love to continue volunteering.
 
  A huge thanks to Windsong Trust for a generous $125,000 grant and Farmer’s Insurance for a $10,000 grant, both going towards the Club’s College Bound program.

  Thank you to Lauren Dickstein and Rosie Goldwasser of Crayons For Care for their $100 donation.  They have designated the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley to receive 20% of every piece of art sold. To see their creative artwork please go to www.crayonsforcare.com



  Thank you to Wells Fargo for a $1,000 grant during the San Fernando Valley Community Connection Breakfast. The Community Connection Breakfast is an annual event held to recognize the commitment of local nonprofit organizations to improving the quality of life for many in the communities where Wells Fargo team members live and work.
  Special thanks to USI for all their hard work in cleaning and painting the Club to make sure it was in tip-top shape for the members at the start of the school year.

  Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings, Sherman Oaks for $1,300 and Buffalo Wild Wings, Northridge for $1,860. The funds will be used towards the Club’s general operations.
    Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings which hosted a Community Day at 750 restaurants across the country and invited guests to gather with friends and family while donating 10% of sales to the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley.
 
  Thank you to WSS (Warehouse Shoe Sale) in Van Nuys and Canoga Park for a $3,000 grant through its relationship with the Los Angeles Alliance of the Boys & Girls Clubs. The grant will help fund the Club’s general operations. 
 
Special thanks to Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl for a $5,000 grant that will be used towards the Club’s Teen Center.


  Huge thanks to long-time Club supporters, The Weingart Foundation for the $150,000 two-year grant. The grant is unrestricted and will go towards the Club’s general operations.

 
Thank you to Carol and James Collins Foundation for a $10,000 grant, which will be used towards the Club’s general operations.

 
Thank you to the Angels Baseball Foundation for a $3,000 grant. The grant will help fund the Club’s College Bound program.


 
Thanks to Northrop Grumman ECHO for a $1,500 grant, which will be used to help fund the Club’s STEM program.


 
Thank you to Reseda Neighborhood Council for a $800 grant that was used to help fund the Blythe and Reseda’s field trip to UCLA.
   
Thanks to the Valley Jesters for a $2,500 grant that will be used towards the Club’s general operations.
 
Thank you to Valley Community Legal Foundation for a $3,000 grant. The funds will be used towards the Club’s SMART program.
 

Thank you to Farmers Insurance Volunteers for helping paint the new Teen Center.  The Farmers team painted the entire inside and the President/CEO, Jeff Dailey of Farmers, also pitched in!  The teens are very excited about their new home.
 
Special thanks to Wells Fargo Foundation for a $25,000 grant. The funds will be used for the College Bound program.

  Thank you to Charis Fund for a $3,000 grant, Darden Restaurants for a $1,000 grant, and Networking Plus+ for a $1,000 grant. All grants will go towards the Club’s College Bound program.
 


Thanks to National Charity League for a $1,000 donation in helping build up the fence along the Main Site’s back wall.
  Thank you to David Yurman at Westfield Topanga for donating nearly $1,300 to the Club.  Proceeds from their in-store shopping event benefited the Club’s after-school programs.  Pictured (l to r) Gary Thomas (Chairman of the Board), Jen Shields and Luis Cox (David Yurman) and Jan Sobel (President/CEO).

 
    Thank you to Pattie & Barry Siegel for donating 300 Dodger tickets for the Club members and families.

 
Special thanks to Disney for making a $5,000 donation to the Club, which will be used towards the Club’s Youth of the Year program.

 
Thanks to Staples Foundation for making a $500 donation that will go towards the Club’s general operations.

 

Thank you to Xerox Foundation for a $2,000 grant that will go towards the Club’s STEM program.


  Thank you to Ross Stores, Inc. for a $4,000 donation during the Ross Round Up Campaign. Through a four-week program, Club supporters and the general public helped open the door to great futures by making a generous donation at check-out when visiting their local Ross stores in Tarzana, West Hills, Northridge, and Granada Hills.  

 
    Special thanks to Gary E. Millgard Stern Initiative for a $60,000 grant that will go towards the Club’s STEM program. The program teaches young people about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a set of experiments and lesson plans.

 
  Thank you to Dwight Stuart Youth Fund for a $15,000 grant that will be used for the Club’s general operations. 

 
 

Special thanks to State Farm Insurance for a $5,000 grant going towards the Club’s Project, “Great Drivers Start Here”. The safety program, designed for teen drivers, is held in Canoga Park High School with the goal of teaching teens about safe driving. Teenagers learn about focusing while driving and ignoring common distractions such as cell phones, loud music, and passengers.


  Thanks to Allstate Insurance for a $1,000 grant that will help fund the Club’s Project Learn program. The program assists more than 800 school-age children to achieve academic excellence each year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow into responsible, productive adults.

 


  Thank you to Macy's Department Stores for the $22,723.45 donation from the “Thanks for Sharing Campaign” held during the 2014 holiday season. The donation is used to help meet the general expenses of the Club. Macy's “Thanks For Sharing Campaign” is coordinated through the generosity of Macy's customers and employees from the Northridge, Topanga, and Promenade locations. Macy's cardholders sign up to participate in the campaign and accumulate 10 percent rewards on most Macy's card purchases from the day of enrollment until December 31.

 


  Thank you to Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for a $2,500 grant that will be used for the Club’s College Bound program. The program helps middle- and high-school students prepare for college by receiving assistance with choosing and applying to colleges and universities, financial aid and scholarships, and the skills needed for their desired profession.

 


  California State University, Northridge fraternity and sorority students volunteered their time at the Club on Friday, March 13 in honor of Dr. Seuss Day.  Led by the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, nearly 20 students read Dr. Seuss books to the kids, played games, and gave out several prizes.  Thank you to Sigma Phi Epsilon.

 

  Thank you to Farmers Insurance Group employees for donating their time to the Club on February 26. Seven employees from the Woodland Hills location spent their morning hours sanding and repainting the outside picnic benches and cleaning the walls of the indoor gym.  The Club is tremendously grateful for their service.


 
Thank you to Payless Shoes for donating 175 merchandise certificates to the Club. The certificates were given to Canoga Park, Chatsworth, and Cleveland High School students who are active participants in the Club’s program. Each member received $40 to spend however they wanted, which included purchasing shoes, socks, and accessories.


 

The Club thanks Ross Store in Reseda for a $2,500 donation. Reseda Elementary School participated in the grand opening of the Ross Store.
   
Thanks to the Palanker Foundation for a $15,000 grant that will be used towards the Club’s music program.
 
 
Thank you to Wells Fargo Foundation for a $10,000 grant. The grant will be used for the Club’s general operations.

 
Thank you to Big 5 Sporting Goods for donating merchandise vouchers to the Club.
 
    Special thanks to Rich Soil and Trust for donating tee shirts and sweatshirts to the Club members.
 
  Thank you to former Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for a $25,000 grant that will be used towards the Club’s Teen program.
    Thank you to the Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation for donating a $20,000 grant and The Elks Foundation of Los Angeles for donating a $10,800 grant. Both donations will be used for the Club’s general operations. 

 
  Thanks to The Gas Company for a $1,500 grant that will be used for the Club’s Ultimate Journey program. The program is an adventure program where new and exciting objects are discovered through nature and animals.
  Thank you to Pacific Youth Foundation for a very generous $25,000 grant that will be used towards the Club’s Teen Program.
 
Special thanks to California Community Foundation for a $16,285 grant that will be used for the Teen and STEM program.

  Thank you to Best Buy Children’s Foundation for a $2,000 grant that will go towards the Club’s STEM program. The program teaches young people about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a set of experiments and lesson plans.


 
 
Thank you to Microsoft Volunteers who had dedicated a day of service to the Club last month and in addition donated $2,958. The donation will be used towards the Club’s general operations.
  Thank you to David Gaydos from Wells Fargo Merchant Services who helped pick the lucky winner for our annual iPad raffle sponsored by Wells Fargo. The Club also thanks all those who participated and bought a raffle ticket. 


  Special thanks to the Northridge Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant for a generous $3,292 donation. The funds were raised as part of their grand opening in Northridge. We appreciate BWW generosity in choosing the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley to receive this donation.
 


  Thank you to Vons Foundation for a $7,500 grant going towards the Club’s Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is an Eat SMART program, designed to incorporate healthy living, active learning, good nutrition, and regular physical activity to improve youths overall well-being.
 

  Special thanks to Southern California Gas Company for a $3,000 grant for the Club’s STEM program. STEM teaches young people about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a set of experiments and lesson plans.
 


  Thanks to The Church at Rocky Peak for dedicating a day of service to the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. Many corporations, small businesses, service clubs, and religious institutions have combined fun, team-building, and community betterment by volunteering their time and talents to improve the Club. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities at the Club, contact Ruben at wvprogramdir@yahoo.com

 
    Thank you to Carl E. Wynn Foundation for a $1,000 grant that will be used for the Club’s general operations.

 
 

A huge thanks to Windsong Trust for a generous $125,000 grant and Variety Children’s Charities for a $10,000 grant both going towards the Club’s College Bound program.

 
 
The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley thanks the Ahmanson Foundation for a $12,000 grant going towards the technology infrastructure at the Club.

 
 
Thank you to the new Microsoft Retail Store at Westfield Topanga for donating $25,000 worth of software and $5,000 for hardware to the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley.
  Special thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation for a $7,000 grant going towards the Club’s Triple Play program. Triple Play helps members make balanced nutritional choices while they participate in fitness and social recreation activities.
 

  Thank you to Wells Fargo for a $1,000 grant during the San Fernando Valley Community Connection Breakfast. The Community Connection Breakfast is an annual event held to recognize the commitment of local nonprofit organizations to improving the quality of life for many in the communities where Wells Fargo team members live and work.
 
  Special thanks to Whole Foods Market in Woodland Hills for the $4,031.25 donation from the Community Support Day held on June 25. The store donated five percent of all net sales from that day to the Club's Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is an Eat SMART program, designed to incorporate healthy living, active learning, good nutrition, and regular physical activity to improve youths’ overall well-being.
 

  Thanks to U.S. Bank Foundation for a $2,000 grant for the Club’s Project Learn program. The program assists more than 800 school-age children to achieve academic excellence each year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow into responsible, productive adults.
 

 
  Thank you to the Charitable Foundation for a $1,500 grant that will be used for the Club’s general operations.
 
  Thank you to Kleiner Cohen Foundation for a $4,000 donation and WellPoint for a $1,000 grant that will be used towards the Club’s general operations.
 
  Thank you to Cheryl Luna from Bank of the West for their generous donation of $5,000 to the Club.
 
  Special thanks to Barry and Pattie Siegel for donating 200 Dodgers tickets to the Club and granting many of the kids and families the opportunity to attend a Dodger game for the first time.
 
  Thank you to the Los Angeles Dodgers for donating 50 tickets to the Club so members could enjoy their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
 
  Thanks to Microsoft Volunteers for dedicating a day of service to the Club. They helped paint, clean the storage room, and assisted the kids with their homework.
 
  Thank you to the USI Insurance of Southern California team for spending a day at the Club.  In the morning they painted and in the afternoon they helped the kids with their homework and other activities.
 
  Thanks to Green Foundation for a very generous $15,000 grant, which will be used for the Club’s Project Learn program.

 
  Thank you to Valley Community Legal Foundation for a $3,000 grant supporting the Club’s SMART Moves program. SMART Moves equips young people with basic life skills, problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and communication skills that are all designed to expose them to positive behaviors.
 

Special thanks to WellPoint and Anthem Insurance for donating school supplies to Club members.
 

Thank you to Dilbeck Real Estate in Calabasas for their generous donation of school supplies to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.
 

Thank you to Walt Disney Company for donating 150 backpacks to our elementary after-school programs.
 

Thank you to Account Control Technology for their generous donation of $1,500 to the West Valley Boys & Girls Club.
  Thanks to Nordstrom for a $5,000 grant going towards the College Bound Program.
  Thank you to the Fender Music Foundation for donating six guitars, guitar benches, and other accessories to our Music Program.
  Thanks to Woodland Hills Rotary for donating a $1,000 grant going towards the Club’s general operations. 
  Thank you to the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for a $50,000 grant, AllState Insurance for a $1,000 grant, and Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation for a $5,000 grant, all going towards the Club’s general operations. 

  Thanks to the Walt Disney Company for a $5,000 grant that will be used towards the general expenses of the Club.
  Special thanks to the National Charity League for a generous donation that will be used towards the purchase of a new Dance-Dance Revolution arcade.
  The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley thanks 3M for the $5,000 grant that will be used towards the improvements of technology infrastructure.
 
Thank you Disney Volunteers for participating in the “Read Aloud” event Friday, May 23, 2014.
  Special thanks to State Farm Insurance for the $15,000 grant going towards the Club’s Project, “Great Drivers Start Here”. The safety program, designed for teen drivers, is held in Canoga Park High School with the goal of teaching teens about safe driving. Teenagers learn about focusing while driving and ignoring common distractions such as cell phones, loud music, and passengers.
   
Thank you Carol and James Collins foundation for the generous $10,000 grant used for the Club’s general operations, and Chatsworth Neighborhood Council for the $1,000 grant going towards the College Bound program.
 
 
Thank you County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (Third District) for the $5,559 grant to the Club. The grant will be used to purchase a stage for the arts program.
 
 
Target Volunteer Day was a great success! Thanks to Target for dedicating a day of service to the Club.
 
  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California was very generous in donating $20,000 to the Club towards the purchase of a new van. The Club also thanks Vista Ford of Woodland Hills for contributing to the purchase.


  Thank you to Macy's Department Stores for the $29,245 donation from the “Thanks for Sharing Campaign” held during the 2013 holiday season. The donation is used in helping meet the general expenses of the Club. Macy's “Thanks For Sharing Campaign” is coordinated through the generosity of Macy's customers and employees from the Northridge, Topanga, and Promenade locations. Macy's cardholders sign up to participate in the campaign and accumulate 10 percent rewards on most Macy's card purchases from the day of enrollment until December 31.

  Special thanks to Darden Restaurants for the $1,000 grant, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for the $2,500 grant, and William C. Bannerman Foundation for the $10,000 grant all going towards the College Bound program.
  In February, County Supervisor Michael Antonovich of the 5th District facilitated a donation from the County of Los Angeles to the Club of $125,000. This generous donation will be used for programming for teens, arts, education, and so much more.
 
Special thanks to Wells Fargo Foundation for the $25,000 grant going towards the College Bound program.
 



Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley participated in two store grand openings in March for Ross Stores in Northridge and dd’s Discounts in Winnetka. Each store donated $1,000 to be used to support the Club’s programs. Kids and staff pictured are from Blythe Elementary School.
 
  Special thanks to The Gas Company for the $10,000 grant for Project Learn, an after-school program that assists more than 800 school-age children to achieve academic excellence each year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow into responsible, productive adults.
  Thank you Pacific Youth Foundation for the $10,000 grant going towards the general operations of the Club.
   

Special thanks to Bob Voit, one of the Founders of the Club and a continuing major supporter, for a $75,000 donation; Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation for a $20,000 grant; and Allstate Insurance for a $1,000 grant. All grants are used to provide more programs and services to our young people.


  Thank you Payless ShoeSource for donating 200 $20 gift cards through their Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program, which provides more than $1.5 million in new shoes to children in need.

   

Thanks to the Palanker Foundation for the $20,000 grant going towards the Club’s music program. The Palanker Foundation has been supporting the program for more than thirteen years.


  Thank you Southern California Gas Company for the $10,000 grant for Project Learn, an after-school program that helps more than 800 school-age children achieve academic excellence each year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow into responsible, productive adults.

  Special thanks to Northrop Grumman for the $2,250 grant for the STEM program, which teaches young people about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a set of experiments and lesson plans. STEM includes Robo Tech and AfterSchool KidzMath programs, and provides Club members the opportunity to participate in activities and experiments in the different fields.

  Thank you Marty Cooper, Club Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Club’s Marketing Committee, for donating a new large-screen television to the Club.

  Special thanks to Pacific Youth Foundation for the $25,000 donation and Elks of Los Angeles Foundation for the $9,700 grant. The donation and grant are going towards the general operations of the Club

  Special thanks to Windsong Trust for the $125,000 grant for the College Bound program. The College Bound program helps middle- and high-school students prepare for college by receiving assistance with choosing and applying to colleges and universities, financial aid and scholarships, and the skills needed for their desired profession.

  Thank you Vons for the $10,000 grant to support the Club's Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is an Eat SMART program, designed to incorporate healthy living, active learning, good nutrition, and regular physical activity to improve youths overall well-being.

  Thank you Vons for the $10,000 grant to support the Club's Healthy Habits program. Healthy Habits is an Eat SMART program, designed to incorporate healthy living, active learning, good nutrition, and regular physical activity to improve youths overall well-being.

    Special thanks to Carl E. Wynn Foundation for the $1,000 grant for the general operations of the Club.

  Thank you Mid-Valley Lions Club for donating money to purchase SAT and ACT books for the College Bound program.

 

Thank you to ValleyCrest Tree Company for trimming the trees in front of our future Teen Center and in the parking lot at the main Clubhouse.


 

Thanks to the Sherman Oaks Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant for their generous donation of $2,740. The funds were raised as part of their grand opening at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. We appreciate BWW generosity in choosing the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley to receive this donation.


   

Special thanks to the Kentor Family Fund for donating $2,000 for the fall semester hip-hop dance program.


 

Thank you to The Charitable Foundation Agent Community Outreach of Prudential California Realty for the $1,000 grant. The grant goes towards the general operations of the Club.




 

Special thamnks to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for painting the Club’s gym, accent entrance, and the back wall in the outdoor basketball area. Thanks to Wells Fargo Bank for painting the Club’s computer room and the benches in the Club’s entrance.


 

Thank you to ValleyCrest Tree Company for trimming the trees in front of our future Teen Center and in the parking lot at the main Clubhouse.


 

Thank you to Staples, Disney Store, and Michael’s Stores for the back-to-school supplies that were donated during the back-to-school drive.


 

Thank you to GAP Store volunteers for volunteering their time to the Club. The volunteers brought school supplies, 25 backpacks filled with school supplies, helped with Power Hour, played tournament games with Club members, and assisted with arts and crafts


 

Special thanks to Walt Disney Company for donating 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Club. Each backpack was filled with a variety of school supply items, such as glue sticks, folders, a pocket dictionary, pens and pencils, and many more items. The backpacks have been distributed to kindergarten and first graders at the Club’s off-site elementary school locations, Blythe, Reseda, and Topeka Elementary Schools, and Tierra del Sol.


 

Special thanks to Proctor & Gamble for the $20,000 grant for the Club’s arts program, which includes theatre, photography, and music.

   

Thank you to former Councilmember Dennis P. Zine for the $10,000 grant. The grant goes towards the general expenses of the Club.

   

Special thanks to Nancy Faner, the previous owner of the Club’s new building. She made a $20,000 donation to the Club in honor of her husband, Walter, who operated his law practice for more than 30 years in the building.


   

A special thank you to the First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park for their nearly $3,000 donation. The funds were raised at the Gospel Fest that was held in early June. We are grateful for the Church for choosing to make the donation to the Club and to the Gospel Fest attendees who made donations to support the Club.

 

On August 5-7, Farmers Insurance had 39 employees volunteering at the Club to prepare for a new school year by cleaning and painting. The event was produced by the Farmers Women's Network but was open to the entire Farmers office in Woodland Hills. Their volunteers came from a number of different departments. With their help, the Club looks great and is ready for the new school year.

 

Thank you Proctor & Gamble volunteers for volunteering their time to help the Club prepare for the new school year. Approximately 30 volunteers came and painted the arts and crafts room and created a miniature garden, which includes cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, and pumpkin seeds.

 

Thank you to Valley Community Legal Foundation for the $4,000 grant for the Club’s SMART Moves program. SMART Moves equips young people with basic life skills, problem-solving and decision-making abilities, and communication skills that are all designed to expose them to positive behaviors.

 

Special thanks to Jake Jacobs for sponsoring the fifth annual Club kids’ field trip to the Ronald Reagan Library Discovery Center. The day also included lunch, a picture in front of Air Force One, and a tour of the Lincoln exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library.


 

Thank you Regal Theaters for donating free movie tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday and the Spectrum Club for inviting Club members to come to the gym every Wednesday to play basketball and other sports.

 

Thank you Museum of Tolerance for donating free admission for Club members.

   

Thank you to Proctor & Gamble for their $20,000 grant for the Club’s arts program, which includes theatre, photography, and music.

 

Special thanks to Whole Foods Market in Woodland Hills for the $4318.70 donation from the Community Support Day held on March 20. The store donated five percent of all net sales from that day to the Club’s College Bound program. The College Bound program encourages Club kids to plan for their future and develop the necessary skills for their desired profession. Participants are introduced to the process of choosing and applying to universities, as well as financial aid and scholarships. Whole Foods Market stores, nationwide, hold Community Support Days twice a year and donate five percent of that day’s net sales to a local nonprofit or educational organization.


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