It costs $1,460 a year to fund a Club member, yet we are able to provide affordable after-school and summer programs annually to more than 600 youth ages 6-18. 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.
Yes! I want to sponsor a child:
$2,500 FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN: provide daily, nutritious snacks for 200 Club kids for three weeks
$1,000 GIVE A CHILD A PLACE TO PLAY: encourage kids to be physically active through fun fitness programs
$500 INSPIRE CREATIVITY: give our aspiring artists more studio time for art and music
$250 FUEL CURIOSITY: build confidence and career-building skills through hands-on STEM activities
$150 BE A BEACON FOR TEENS: connect teens with caring staff, a healthy meal and a fun, safe place
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.
Mike and Becky Bergquist
Steve and Sue Engel
James and Diane Wahl
Individual gifts of $10,000 or more
Join the Jeremiah Milbank Society, which nationally recognizes individuals who invest $10,000 or more in a single year to support their local Boys & 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.
Welcome to our Club Amazon Wish List! If you are willing and able to help our Club out, click on this BGCBA Wish List for some great suggestions.
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
Scientific Calculators (New or Used)
Game Informer Magazines
Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazines
National Geographic Magazines
Dork Diaries Books
Official Size Hockey Goal
New board games for 6-18 year old
Xbox One Games/Accessories
Painting Canvas (Any Size)
Incentives and prizes
“*” Indicates Available at Dollar Store
Movie Theater Pass
POP Action Figures
Pokemon or Yugioh Cards
Bean Bag Chair
Silly String *
Packs of Gum*
Phone Chargers (iPhone/Android)*s
Health and life skills
High Capacity Produce Scale
Commercial Grade Food Processor
Nylon Cooking Knives
Plastic Cutting Boards
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
Empty Plastic Tomato/Berry Containers
Reams of Paper
Tape (any kind is helpful)
Heavy Duty Stapler
Sharpies (any kind is helpful)
Emergency kit (jumper cables/jump pack/kitty litter/hand warmers/first aid kit)