It costs $850 a year to fund a Club member, yet we charge only $25. Your generous gift keeps the Club affordable and accessible to every child who needs a safe place to go after school and in the summer.
To make a gift in honor or memory of someone online or by mail, please include a memo naming the person and where the gift acknowledgement should be sent, including the person’s name and mailing address.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax number: 81-0599601
Planned giving – Join our Heritage Club by including the Club in your will or estate plans to support a future generation of kids. Learn More
Individual gifts of $10,000 – Join the Jeremiah Milbank Society, which nationally recognizes individuals who invest $10,000 or more in a single year to support the Boys and Girls Club mission. Learn More
Leonore B. Potter Endowment – Created in honor of the Club’s first executive director for programs that foster health and life skills. Learn More
Wish list – You may have stuff that we can use. Wish list
Join our Heritage Club by making a planned gift to support a future generation of kids. A planned gift can reduce the overall tax burden of your estate while providing a lasting legacy for Bemidji area kids. Planned giving also allows you to fulfill your own philanthropic aspirations as part of your will or estate plan.
Together with your financial adviser or attorney, we can help you explore a planned gift that best meets your goals.
Join the Jeremiah Milbank Society, which nationally recognizes individuals who invest $10,000 or more in a single year to support their local Boys and Girls Club.
If you’re considering a substantial gift to improve the lives of kids, please contact us to learn more.
Jeremiah Milbank Society Members
Dick and Pam Nelson
Give while you shop
When you use the Amazon Smiles link here, Amazon will donate .5 percent of your purchase amount to the Club. So go ahead and shop. We appreciate your support.
If you have something to share, drop it off at our office at 1600 Minnesota Avenue NW, just off 15th and Bemidji Avenue. We accept donations M-F from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., September through May, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., June -August.
Education and technology
pens and pencils
gift cards from Amazon.com
scientific calculators, new or used
Empty plastic tomato/berry containers
volleyballs, full size for indoors
footballs, full size or youth size
basketballs, full size men’s or women’s, synthetic or rubber
ping pong paddles and balls
cribbage, new or old
fish food flakes
elementary board games
marshmallow roasting sticks
electric guitar to amp wire
plain white t-shirts
painting canvases, assorted sizes
tempura and fabric paint
pencil sharpener, heavy duty or crank
Incentives and prizes
movie theater tickets
restaurant gift cards
Health and life skills
first aid supplies
high capacity produce scale
nylon cooking knives
plastic cutting boards
stainless steel measuring cups
batteries, AA and AAA
gift cards to Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Target or Walmart
Maglight, flashlight C or D cell
Reams of paper
Tape: Duct tape, clear tape, desk top tape
Black thin tip Sharpie pens
Winter floor mats
Emergency kit (jumper cables/jump pack/kitty litter/hand warmers/first aid kit)