December 19, 2022

Dear Friends,

This holiday season, I am excited to share an update that is rooted in the gratitude and joy that defines this season at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF). I am thrilled to share that a groundbreaking ceremony took place this December in the Sunnydale community for a new Boys & Girls Club and Community Hub.

In addition to our new state-of-the-art Clubhouse, the Hub will be home to Wu Yee Children’s Services, community space run by Mercy Housing, and, next door, a San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department gym and park improvements. The Hub will allow us to quadruple our daily impact by serving an average of 135 youth per day in a community that we have been privileged to serve for over 30 years.

I wanted to share this photo album to show the excitement of the day!

There are so many staff who worked really hard, and with such passion, to get here. I am especially proud to extend my deep appreciation to our Sunnydale Clubhouse team. As well, I offer a heartfelt thank you to our Board of Governors for saying yes to embarking on this exciting project, and both giving and raising money to make it happen.

This project ensures that young people — hundreds of them — will have a place not only to set dreams but to actively and passionately pursue and realize those dreams.

This milestone encapsulates so much of what we at BGCSF are grateful for at this time of year. With your continued help, BGCSF will be in a strong position to maintain steady and continued growth, so that we can extend our impact to serve more kids, more often. All of us are extremely proud of our service to youth and our deep commitment to standing shoulder to shoulder with our families all year long. Thank you for being part of this commitment.

My very best wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season.


Rob Connolly
President, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

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