About Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc.
The Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens has an extremely rich history of local people doing all they can to make a difference in the lives of young people in the communities of Western Queens. Since opening its doors in 1955, the Club has been an anchor in the neighborhood, offering children a safe haven to learn, play, and grow into tomorrow's leaders.
Over the next year we invite you to join the movement within our local neighborhood in Queens, New York as we make a difference in kids’ lives and our community’s future! We are using online tools, and “on-the-ground” mobile technology to update you on our interactive blog as well as Facebook and Twitter. Transparency will allow you to be immersed in the progress that will be on going, and seeing exactly where your contributions of time, money, goods and services are being put to immediate good use.
Our board of directors and committee members collectively designed a fundraising solution that allows you to choose a specific program you can help fund! Whether you care about sports, music, arts, technology or education, you can select where you want your contributions to go. Below are brief descriptions of each of the eight programs we have made available for funding:
Arts & Theatre
We are ready to create exciting programs around self-expression, creativity and performing arts! Recent budget cuts are reducing arts & theatre programs and taking the spot lights off our future. Your donation will build the stage for children to shine!
We at the Variety Boys and Girls Club are interested in creating a solution to helping our children succeed academically. VBGCQ is comprised of a team of Youth Development Professionals, who are trained to guide children towards academic success, and are willing to share their worldly professional experience. Your donation will assist us in providing children the abilities they need in order to become responsible citizens and leaders.
Our children are the face of tomorrow. Introducing “Green” concepts will plant the seed for these concepts to grow into solutions and new sustainable habits, which will enhance our future.
VBGCQ has always stepped up to lend a hand. Together we need to teach the importance of community, respect and leadership. Let’s prepare to pass the torch to our young leaders.
Do you remember wearing that uniform and winning that big game? Do you remember how great it felt to hold that gold trophy in your hand, or how disappointed you felt when you tried your best, but did not prevail? Sports teach our children valuable lessons about life, and we strive to raise funds to make sure our children are learning each and every day.
Social networking, mobile technology, cloud computing systems and communications will all change our workforce forever. What we do locally will impact global businesses. Our young innovators need a “think-tank” to develop hypothesis into proven models.
It is our responsibility to create fun and engaging programs that become routine within healthy lifestyles, so that we can ensure the health and wellness of our children and their families.
VBGCQ (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) is inviting you to participate in creating this extraordinary future by making a tax-deductible donation. You will receive an instant receipt for your tax records, and an opportunity to continue to follow our progress and support our neighborhood kids to go the distance!