The Friends of BGCSF
The Friends of BGCSF are a group of young professionals invested in supporting the youth of our community by advocating for BGCSF through volunteering, fundraising, and social networking. They organize unique volunteer and social events throughout the year. These events provide an opportunity for volunteers to interact with the members of BGCSF’s nine Clubhouses while raising awareness of the Club’s programs and services, as well as raising money to help support our youth programs and events.
What brings the Friends together is a common commitment to giving back to the community, and connecting with like-minded peers over a cause that makes San Francisco a better place to live. Consider joining them for one or all three of their annual events.
We Care Holiday Event
The holidays are a special time and many of our Club kids look forward to a our special We Care event! By partnering with architecture & design firms in the community our kids have the opportunity to make unique arts & crafts gifts for their family and friends. The Friends recruit people to be a “Holiday Helper” to assist Club kids in the creative process as they navigate multiple activity stations together as a team. It’s a great opportunity to be a kid again through exploring creativity and the holiday spirit from a Club kid’s perspective.
BGCSF would like to thank the architecture & design partners and volunteers who make the We Care event possible each year!!!
Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out
Make a difference, one kid at a time! Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out are the Friends’ signature volunteer events. Each year, the Friends recruit 200 adults to be a “Big Buddy” for a Club kid for the evening. These events are filled with laughs, games, food and prizes. These truly special events have become much-anticipated favorites of our Club members. It is a great opportunity for our kids to interact with caring, responsible adults from their community—someone who just might inspire them to think about their future and dream big.
Camp Mendocino Fix-It Weekend
Over a spring weekend the Friends group organizes another popular endeavor known as the Camp Mendocino Fix-It Weekend, held at our 2,000-acre residential summer Camp in Mendocino County. The weekend consists of working together as a group to tackle small repair jobs or beautification projects, helping the Camp staff prepare for the summer influx of kids while having a whole lot of fun!
Become a Friend
We are excited to welcome new members! We invite you to learn more by attending one of our Friends meetings or by attending one of our events. For more information about how you can get involved or to RSVP for the next meeting, contact Erica Pérez at (415) 445-5482.
To express interest in Friends membership please tell us more about yourself by submitting a Friends of BGCSF Membership Questionnaire.
Upcoming Friends’ Events:
Join the Friends Facebook page to be notified about upcoming events and happenings.