BGCWPA staff, members, communities, the city of Pittsburgh and the nation are coming together to give back to those in need during this trying time. Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania remains the consistent champion and advocate for youth by doing whatever it takes to ensure they have a GREAT FUTURE. 

Join us on May 5, 2020 as we participate in  #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBig Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response, so together we may support thousands of local youth and their families.

As BGCWPA continues to assemble and deliver 700 cleaning/ hygiene kits, over 65,000 meals, hundreds of STEAM activities and overall support to families in need, while our Estelle S. Campbell Clubhouse remains open as a Specialty Day Camp for the children of essential workers, we have discovered that these efforts aren’t just about lending a hand, they are about lending your heart

As BGCWPA’s Senior Director of Program Excellence, Juan Perez, explains, “At the heart of our efforts are the kids, families and communities and we’re a part of making sure that everyone gets what they need.” Juan, among other BGCWPA staff members, has been the heart of our relief efforts as he has been physically delivering food and kits for the last two and half weeks to hundreds of local families. Join Juan in this video as he tours the gameroom of our Carnegie Clubhouse stuffed with cleaning supplies, food boxes, and hygiene items where our youth usually play pool and games. Juan shares, “It is interesting because the game rooms are usually the life of the Clubhouses, so it is fitting these efforts are taking place here to help continue the life of the community.”

Help kids meet their basic needs and lend a piece of your heart to those who need it most on May 5, 2020. 100% of the funds donated on May 5, 2020 will directly impact thousands of local youth. At the heart of this, we come out of it stronger and better than before because our kids need us more than ever. On the other side of this, we are going to be a stronger organization than ever before,”“ said President & CEO Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri. 

$20 provides a hygiene/ cleaning kit to be delivered to the doorstep of a family in need

$60 supports our InstaClubhouse Virtual programming to engage youth

$100 helps staff our Specialty Day Camp to care for the children of essential workers

$500 ensures we have gas for an entire month of delivering hygiene/ cleaning kits 

$1,400 sponsors an entire summer of Day Camp for a local youth in need

$5,000 provides our K-7 members with STEAM kits delivered right to their doorstep

$10,000 sponsors a food truck to provide meals for over 1,000 local families 

More information on #GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBig Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response can be found below or you can support our BGCWPA relief efforts directly on our website. From our heart to yours, thank you. 

GivingTuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement, announced #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

#GivingTuesdayNow brings together individuals, nonprofits, communities, small businesses, brands and more; by providing a unifying moment for giving back on May 5, 2020

Why should you give to Give Big Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response? This city wide fund-raising effort will support non-profits that are providing essential services to those affected by the  disease ANDorganizations whose operations have been disrupted by the economic shutdown deployed to fight the pandemic.

Rather than waiting until the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Giving Tuesday) to launch our fourth annual Give Big Pittsburgh campaign, Pittsburgh Magazine is jumping in now with the COVID-19 Response Campaign, an effort to assist in raising critical dollars — in the safest way possible — for nonprofits in Western Pennsylvania during this time of exceptional need.