The Arts: assists the children in developing their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. They offer the following programs: Glee and Dance Club (Hip Hop and Ballet), Arts and Crafts, Digital Arts (Graphic Arts, Digital Photography and Digital Music Writing), Youth Theater Workshops, Annual Family Dinner, Spring and Summer Talent Show Performances
Although the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark and Simi Valley have regular sponsors who continue to give them support to augment their expenses, including the salary of the staff, they still seek financial aids and other types of supports. They have what they call as Corporate Champions—these are big businesses who provide sponsorship to the Club by regularly giving financial aids. One can also become an Event Sponsor during Recognition Luncheon, Annual Dinner and Auction Gala, Golf Tournaments and Community Breakfast as part of the regular activities of the Club. They welcome financial donations, and since they are a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible (when you donate to them, you will get a certain deduction when you pay your tax). They have online donation found on their page or checks can also be mailed to their main Administration Office; one can also opt to join the Annual Giving or the Planned Giving drive. They also have Donation Center in Simi Valley which operates from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Here, they accept donations such as men’s/ women’s/ children’s clothing, clothing accessories, shoes and purses, costume jewelry, various beddings, draperies and curtains, houseware and glassware, small household appliances, small home and office furniture, toys, games, bikes and tools of all kinds. They discourage people to donate large furniture including desks, tube TV’s over 20”, large appliances and mattresses. They also welcome people who would like to share their time with the children in the Club. As a volunteer, one can serve in one of their committees in planning for their fundraising activity, provide assistance in an event and promote programs and services of the Club throughout the community; offer a workshop for the children or with their families; provide tutorial services in Science, Math, English and History homework in their after school centers; or dedicate your time by joining the Board of Directors.
Sometimes, there are children who do not excel in school, but they find their spot and develop their potential in organizations like the Boys and Girls Club. Some studies say that joining organizations, like the Boys and Girls Club, has positive impact to a child’s development. They are developed holistically due to the varied programs and activities offered by the organization. The Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark and Simi Valley had already brought a positive impact on the lives of the children in their community—their long years of service proves that they are doing a great job.