Boys and Girls Club launches opportunity fund

The goal is to reach $10,000 by September, and $50,000 by their 50th anniversary in 2020.

Since 1970 The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club has been providing a wide variety of community-based programs and services to meet the needs of children

Since 1970 The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club has been providing a wide variety of community-based programs and services to meet the needs of children

For the Townsman

CRANBROOK – The Cranbrook Boys and Girls club has started an opportunity fund with the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) with the goal of reaching $10,000 by September, and $50,000 by their 50th anniversary in 2020.

Once the opportunity fund reaches $10,000, it will be endowed and invested with the CDCF and begin to earn a sustainable, permanent income returned annually to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club to support its operations, projects, programming, and initiatives.

“Quality, accessible childcare and youth activities are important issues in our community,” says Lynnette Wray, executive director of the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club. “The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club has been an essential resource in our community since 1970, addressing and advocating for these issues and working towards collaborative solutions.

“We’re here for the long term; which is why we are investing in a sustainable financial future where we can have a permanent source of annual income returning to our organization. The opportunity fund is one of the steps we are taking to ensure we remain a strong, influential, supportive and important part of childcare and child development in Cranbrook.”

The Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club is a leading provider of quality after school and out-of-school programs. It offers a wide variety of community-based programs and services to meet the needs of children, youth, and families. Their programs support healthy physical, educational and social development by giving children and youth the opportunities to experience sports and recreation, creative arts, literacy, health and nutrition, and personal growth.

Anyone interested in donating to the Cranbrook Boys and Girls club opportunity fund can contact Riley Wilcox, executive director of the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation at 250-426-1119 or email riley.cdcf@telus.net.