Chips for Children

2021 Online Fundraising Campaign

As we planned and prepared for this year’s Chips for Children event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro, we felt it prudent to move forward with a virtual-only campaign as opposed to our live event.  Covid is again surging in Guilford County and across the U.S., and we believe it’s responsible and necessary to do our part in mitigating risk for our guests.

In lieu of our casino-themed live event, we are again hosting an online fundraising campaign and auction with all proceeds benefiting the Greensboro Boys and Girls Clubs. Our campaign is open now and continues through November 11.

If you’ve previously sponsored, we hope you’ll continue your support. And if you’d planned to attend our casino event, we hope you’ll still “buy a ticket” – there won’t be an actual event, but you’re invited to donate the $75 ticket cost to the campaign.

Since 2014 Chips for Children has raised $419,000 to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. We’re grateful for your partnership as together, we continue to fund the need. With your help, we hope to raise $150,000 in 2021.

Online Auction

Our online auction will be held October 21 – November 11. You’ll be able to bid on some amazing experiences and services while contributing directly to the local programs of the clubs. Details on auction items coming soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Creator: $25,000

  • Sponsor logo/link on event web pages
  • Recognition on Boys & Girls Clubs and Chips for Children websites
  • Individually featured on social media
  • Recognition in all event email communications
  • Analytics on online event attendees

 

Hero: $10,000

  • Sponsor logo/link on event web pages
  • Recognition on Boys & Girls Clubs and Chips for Children websites
  • Individually featured on social media
  • Recognition in all event email communications
  • Analytics on online event attendees

 

Catalyst: $5,000

  • Sponsor logo/link on event web pages
  • Recognition on Boys & Girls Clubs and Chips for Children websites
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition in all event email communications
  • Analytics on online event attendees

 

Mentor: $2,500

  • Sponsor logo/link on event web pages
  • Recognition on Boys & Girls Clubs and Chips for Children websites
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition in all event email communications
  • Analytics on online event attendees

 

Advocate: $1,000

  • Listing on Chips for Children website
  • Recognition on social media
  • Listing in event email communications

If you prefer, you may write a check payable to Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. Please enter “Chips for Children” on the memo line so we can record your payment correctly.

You can mail your check to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

1001 Freeman Mill Road

Greensboro, NC 27406

Every dollar you give directly impacts outcomes

Boys & Girls Clubs Outcomes$25,000 provides the entire teen center with 5 weeks of summer programming

  • Includes special events and field trips (academic and recreational)
  • Includes two hot and healthy meals each day
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)
  • Includes teen-specific athletics programs (AAU basketball, golf, and dance)

$15,000 provides 10-week basketball program for 50 members

  • Includes 3 sessions/week after club hours practices for season
  • Includes meals for members for weekend games and practices
  • Includes opportunity for members to play in annual Hoops Council Tournament

$10,000 provides one month of academic year programming for an outreach site

  • An outreach site serves approximately 40 members a day
  • Includes additional after hours programming (athletics and special events)
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)

$5,000 provides Emotional Resiliency program to elementary-based center

  • Provides age appropriate conversation surrounding coping skills and mental health in pandemic, racial justice, and creating positive change in community
  • Staff members are trained by Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Strong focus on individual mentoring of each club member

$2,500 provides leadership training program for the club’s Teen Center

  • Provides opportunity for youth led service projects and community service
  • Includes opportunity for youth to participate in incentive-based JR. Staff program
  • Youth have opportunity to participate in youth of the year competition

$1,000 provides a child with the summer camp to remember!

  • Each child attending is served two hot and healthy meals each day
  • Includes academic and recreational field trips
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)
  • Each child attending the club participates in evidence-based programs promoting academic success

$500 provides 10 weeks of quality after-school programming for a club youth

  • Each child attending the club is served a hot meal and a healthy snack
  • Each child attending the club participates in honed social emotional learning activities
  • Each child attending the club participates in evidence-based programs promoting academic success

 

Chips for Children raised $119,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

In 2020, Chips for Children pivoted from an in-person event to an online fundraising campaign. We’re thrilled to say we raised $119,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro!

There’s no limit to what a community can achieve when they unite in support of a worthy ideal. We wish to thank everyone who supported Chips for Children and we look forward to doing it again in 2021.

ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREENSBORO

Rising to the challenges

Chips for Children supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of GreensboroThe Boys and Girls Clubs have risen to the unique challenges associated with the COVID crisis. They are engaging with Greensboro’s youth virtually and they’ve opened their club doors to members according to state and CDC guidelines. As the school year began with remote learning for at least the first nine weeks, they are offering their clubs as remote learning space for parents who are working, and continue their club programs in the afternoon.

To meet the most pressing needs of club youth, their programs will intentionally hone in on emotional resiliency and on bridging the impending achievement gap. They’ll also ensure that each child has two meals each day at the club. Children who attend the club do so at a subsidized cost. Now more than ever, as families are struggling  with the effects of the pandemic the Boys and Girls Club must rise to the challenges to meet the needs of Greensboro’s youth.

Funds raised from Chips for Children support local programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. BluSky is wholeheartedly committed to their mission.

Making Our Communities Better

Thanks to our growing family of 2021 sponsors!

Creator Sponsors:

BluSky Restoration Contractors

Hero Sponsors:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Luke John Schamberger Foundation, Susie & Ras Fenger, Tom & Claire Sullivan

Catalyst Sponsors:

Blue Ridge Companies

Mentor Sponsors:

Bill & Cathy Burling

Advocate Sponsors:

Dupont Kirven, Hugh & MaryLou Williams, Phillips Madison

You put a lot of hard work into it and it paid off with a great benefit to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

~Tom Sullivan, Fmr. Council Chair

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

I have been in awe of how tirelessly all the BluSky staff worked for this event.  While our members may not see you every day, their lives are enriched and sometimes even changed, because of your work.

~Grace Thompson, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

An outstanding effort by so many that will allow kids to continue to grow and become successful through the clubs and staff. Thank you so much!

~Brian S.

The event was remarkable. Our thanks to you, your organization, and everyone involved.

~Doug Shelton, Director of Operations

The Salvation Army