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To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to be great today and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens tomorrow.

There are many ways to support the Club besides donating. Although monetary donations are always appreciated, so are donations of resources, stock, time spent volunteering, and donating through employer matching. See below for more ways to support the BGCSV!

To donate in-kind, volunteer, or for information about fundraising events and sponsorship, please email info@svbgc.org. For donations by check, please mail to the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, PO Box 916, Milford, NH.

You can give a gift that changes a life forever. You can give the gift of a great future.

Please help us increase our impact on the young people and families in our community!

If you wish to setup a recurring donation (monthly, quarterly, etc.), please contact our finance office: 603-672-1002 ext. 14.

We are always looking for volunteers interested in helping with our afterschool and summer camp programs, including homework help, teaching enrichment classes, and helping with sports activities or theater performances.

Contact us by calling (603) 672-1002 x10 if you’d like more information, or click the button below to download our volunteer application, which you can drop off in person or scan and email to info@svbgc.org.

Many companies have programs through which they will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to the Club, making it go further.

Check with your company’s human resources office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don’t, you may want to ask your company to start one.) If your employer does offer this program, your Human Resources department should provide you with a matching gift form to send to us along with your donation. Contact Diane at dbolton@svbgc.org for more information.

Support your favorite charity and save on capital gains taxes.

The gift of an asset, often common stock or mutual fund shares, is a valuable way to make a contribution to a charitable organization and receive tax benefits based on the value of the asset(s). For example, suppose Ted and Alicia had 300 shares of XYZ Corporation that they had purchased at $15 a share some years ago. The current value in today’s market is $36 a share. If they sold the stock in the market, they would have a taxable, long-term capital gains on the difference between their cost and what they would receive from the sale ($36 minus $15 = $21 capital gains per share; 300 shares X $21 = $6,300 in capital gains).

They could sell the stock, pay the tax on the capital gains, and either keep or donate the proceeds. If, instead of selling the stock, Ted and Alicia gave the 300 shares to their charity, they would not incur any capital gains and would be able to deduct the current value (300 shares X $36 = $10,800) as a charitable gift. By donating the stock, the charity receives more than it would receive if Ted and Alicia first sold the stock and then donated the proceeds after deducting the capital gains taxes. Also, Ted and Alicia receive a greater tax deduction by giving the stock directly to the charity and avoiding the capital gains tax.

For more information about donating stock, please contact us at 603-672-1002 ext.23 or email info@svbgc.org.

Become a member of The Heritage Club by making a planned gift. We invite you to explore the benefits of gift planning and to see how your gift might help save a child. Visit www.clubgift.org for more information and resources.

March 30, 2020

Due to current events, the Club will be closed until May 4. If you need to contact us, please don't hesitate to call (603) 801-8591 or email our Executive Director Mike Goodwin at mgoodwin@svbgc.org or our Operations Director Caitlin Hunter at chunter@svbgc.org. For our current online programming, visit our BGCSV Activities facebook page.

Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley’s top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children we serve.

I wanted to take a moment to keep you informed on how we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our Club members, as well as the staff and volunteers who work at/with the Club.

We remain in close and regular contact with local, regional and state health officials and are monitoring the regular updates from the Federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). Though the situation around the virus remains fluid, our goal is to continue our mission – to serve those kids who need us the most – both during and after the crisis affecting all of us now.

Here are some of the proactive steps we’ve quickly taken to continue to protect the well-being of our members, as well as to continue the important work of the Club:

  1. Established a weekly meeting schedule, made up of Club leadership and Board members, to monitor the situation, stay in close contact with local, regional and national officials and share insights to Club staff, parents and greater Milford community.
  2. Reinforced our Safety Standards with additional emphasis on virus prevention protocols across the organization and to our Club members’ families.
  3. Expanded opportunities for Club staff members to reduce their risk of contracting and spreading infections, and ensure they have the necessary support during these uncertain times.
  4. Defined what resources we can provide to our kids and families, whether the Club itself is open or closed.
  5. Utilized virtual resources developed by our staff to continue connection and engagement with Club members and their families remotely.
  6. Taken extra steps to ensure our Clubhouses are clean, sanitized and that those who enter are symptom-free.

The safety and well-being of our Club members remains our foremost priority, and we will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.

What Can You Do?

If you are interested in taking action to support the Club’s mission during this crisis, consider the following:

  • Continue to support us. We need you now more than ever! Our kids – and their parents – will need us throughout this crisis.
  • Continue to talk about the important work the Club does to your network and the greater community.
  • Like us on social media. Share, Click, Comment. https://www.facebook.com/svbgc/
  • Mail gift cards from local grocery stores to our office for distribution to families in need.
  • If you have any ideas or thoughts to help please contact our Development Director Cory Sullivan at csullivan@svbgc.org
  • If during this time you can help to support the club financially please visit https://svbgc.org/support-the-club/

Thank you for your continued support and care of Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley.

Executive Director

Mike Goodwin