The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope is collecting donations to break ground on a new and modern facility that would benefit more than 200 kids and be made available to the entire community for use during meetings, events and more.
“The lasting legacy of this building goes far beyond the kids who will be walking through our doors,” said Sean McCartney, Boys & Girls Club executive director. “It is a facility that will truly benefit all of the community and do so for many years to come.”
In November of 2013, the Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope, launched their capital campaign to fund the building of a new facility in Placerville. For the past 15 years, the club has operated in the National Guard Armory facility in Placerville. With a change to their lease agreement and the dilapidation of the outdated armory, the club began efforts to remedy the situation for the children who depend upon its services.
It is a community project, so the club is partnering with the El Dorado County Office of Education and the El Dorado Community Foundation as the fiscal agent on the project.
As of today, the club has raised $1.7 million dollars and needs a total of $2.5 million to finish construction, which will begin later this summer.
“The diverse student population of El Dorado County deserves every opportunity we can afford them,” said El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers. “I encourage every member of the community to give what they can to this noble cause.”
This campaign will last until December 31 and donations may be submitted online to the El Dorado County Community Foundation at eldoradocf.org/ or a check can be sent to the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope, PO Box 2535, Placerville 95667.
The Boys & Girls Club, Western Slope’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for a new age in America, an age in which success is within the reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.