The Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne (BGCRT) have raised the funds necessary to open for children and their families on Monday, October 6, 2014.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon recently reorganized into two new organizations, one serving Bend and one serving Redmond and Terrebonne, allowing each to focus on local fundraising while continuing to meet the ongoing needs of children. Due to funding obstacles, the BGCRT chose to delay its opening until the financial resources to provide and sustain quality programming were secured.
In response to this delay, several generous donors have stepped forward in support of the families and children served by BGCRT. The clubs now have enough funding to open for fall programming. The clubs aim to serve 125 to 225 children each day, with a total membership of more than 500 children.
“It was a difficult decision to delay the opening of our clubs,” shared Paul Rodby, BGCRT Board Chair, “Our board is honored to have enlisted such generous support from the community. We will continue to push forward with our fundraising efforts so that the needs of all children we serve are met.”
The board, staff and club members extend their heartfelt thanks to the community for meeting the immediate need. The clubs are also in the process of strengthening their partnership with Redmond School District to address afterschool programming for students.
Families are encouraged to begin enrollment for October as early as Monday, September 22 by visiting either the Redmond or Terrebonne club locations Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Those interested in making a donation or learning more about BGCRT can contact Jenny O’Keefe, Executive Director at 541-408-7979 or visit www.bgcrt.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne
It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Clubs plan to offer programming at the current Club House on SW 15th Street and In Terrebonne, adjacent to Terrebonne Community School.