Invest in our youth today – Make a contribution to
the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod.
You can give to us with confidence! The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Ever wonder what goes on in a Boys & Girls Club?
Homework help, free tutoring, healthy snacks, arts programs, health and fitness, sports, and character and leadership programs – just to name a few!
Planned giving describes irrevocable and revocable lifetime gifts that include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate and other major gifts. These gifts vary in complexity and can be arranged to meet the needs of each donor. We are fortunate to have our national organization as a partner in exploring planned gifts that give you the chance to leave a legacy for Cape Cod’s children well into the future. Their experienced financial advisors are available to meet with you and your own financial advisor to explain differing options so you can choose a vehicle that’s right for you and your family. They bring the resources of a large national organization to the table and put them to work for our kids right here at home.
For more information on charitable gift options and the ability to develop and view a personal color gift illustration based on your own personal financial parameters, please go to the BGCA web site to select a presentation that shows the income and tax benefits for you for various types of planned giving vehicles. You may custom design and view a unitrust, annuity trust, gift annuity, deferred gift annuity, sale and unitrust or gift and sale at this site, as well as read stories from people who have actually improved their family’s financial position through planned giving.
What is the Heritage Club?
The Heritage Club is an association of friends of Boys & Girls Clubs from all across the country. Like you, these people seek to ensure that the future needs of our nation’s youth are met by including their local Boys & Girls Clubs in their estate plans. This planning might include a will, charitable gift annuity, a trust arrangement, a real estate gift or a life insurance policy.
For a Guide to Planning Your Will that you can use to gather information and take to your lawyer when planning your will.
What are the benefits of membership in The Heritage Club?
When you join The Heritage Club, Boys & Girls Clubs will thank you by providing you with:
- A publication on tax and estate planning.
- A personalized Heritage Club recognition plaque.
- A lapel pin that indicates your leadership in the mission to guarantee a strong and stable future for our nation’s children.
- Quarterly publications that let you know how your support is helping to change young lives.
A Foundation for the Future
Boys & Girls Clubs offers positive alternatives to children who may be surrounded by negative influences, showing them how to live successful and productive lives. Since 1860, Clubs have provided safe havens for young people by offering quality programs and critically important relationships with nurturing and reliable adults.
Boys & Girls Clubs give their members, ages 6 – 18, access to dedicated, trained professionals who can provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing educational objectives. Most importantly, Boys & Girls Clubs equip young people with the skills they need to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve relationships within every aspect of their day-to-day lives and function as responsible citizens.
Your support through a planned gift will ensure that future generations of our children will have the opportunity to live successful lives in a safe, positive and caring environment.
How Can I Become a Member?
Joining The Heritage Club is easy! Simply communicate your intentions by printing, signing and returning our Confidential Enrollment Form:
For more information, you may download The Heritage Club Brochure:
For assistance, you may request that a planned giving representative contact you to discuss your specific estate planning needs and opportunities by contacting:
Matching GiftsYour gift to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod may be more valuable than you think! Your employer may participate in a Matching Gift program.
Matching Gifts are an easy and important way to expand the impact of any contribution you make to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod. Simply contact your personnel or human resources office where you work and tell them you’ve contributed to the Club and request a from from them. Complete the required information and send it to the Club. If your company isn’t listed below, that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t match your gift! Sometimes all it takes is a request from an employee for an employer to decide to become a matching gift company! If you do work for a matching gift company, please note that it is usually up to you to obtain the proper forms from your Human Resources Department and submit them to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod to be filled out. Some companies even match gifts after you retire! We thank you for taking the initiative to double the impact of your gift in support of our over 900 plus children and teens!
Questions about matching gift companies can be directed to:
- Matching Gift Companies
More Ways to Donate
If you are good at sports, cooking, dancing, singing, arts, crafts, computers, homework help, knitting, crochet, or have any expertise or talent you would like to share with kids then we can use your help. We are always looking for enthusiastic, patient caring adults to help. (Please note: a criminal records background check is required for all volunteers).
We have several volunteers who come in when they can, they sit down at a table, and set up a game of chess or some other board game and pretty soon, the kids notice them and come play. It is very informal and just like playing a game with your own kids or grandchildren.
Word or math skill games like Scrabble or Uno are always popular. Many of our kids would benefit from someone who could sit down and do Flash Card drills with them.
For more information on volunteer opportunities please call Lloyd Wilson Jr or Ruth Provost at 508-477-8845.
Or fill out a volunteer form to let us know what you would like to do.
Electricians, carpenters, painters, plumbers, locksmiths, auto mechanics, computer technicians, accountants and many other people have skills we need on a regular basis.
Right now we need volunteers to help out with lawn mowing and some easy landscaping.
Call Lloyd Wilson Jr or Ruth Provost at 508-477-8845 if you can help!
Make a tax-deductible donation. Every penny helps. The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod charges only $100.00 per year for membership.
Obviously our costs are much greater. Our fund raising efforts are continuous.
Please make checks payable to:
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod
P.O. Box 895
Mashpee, MA 02649.
Golf Hole sponsors for our August golf tournament, table sponsors for events or sponsoring an entire event are just some of the ways you can help us out.
It is a great marketing opportunity for your business.
Become a Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod Youth Development Professional.
If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of youth then a career with the Boys & Girls Club may be for you.
All volunteers who work directly with Children in the Club are subject by law to CORI checks prior to starting as a volunteer in the Club.
Thank you for your help!
Our Tax Status
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, it is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the organization are therefore tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.