Boys and Girls Club Renews Gift of Community Program

    Over the past 5 years we were able to fulfill the wishes of over 450 children and single Parents. We can’t do this without the support and involvement of our wonderful community.

    The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon is excited to announce that we will be renewing the “Gift of Community” program for our sixth year, this Holiday Season. Over the past 5 years we were able to fulfill the wishes of over 450 children and single Parents. We can’t do this without the support and involvement of our wonderful community.


    We are excited to announce the return of our partners Victoria Faulkner’s Women’s Centre, Kaushee’s Place, and Betty’s Haven, and this year we are joined by the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre’s Prenatal Nutrition Program. Our Sponsor for this Program for the third year in a row is Yukon Brewing, who joins with us in this endeavor to give back to the community.


    Participation is a little different this year, due to special considerations in light of the COVID-19 and recommendations by the Chief Medical Health Officer of Yukon, we cannot have any members of the public accessing our Early Years Centre to choose an ornament. This year the process will happen virtually starting November 23rd, 2020. Once someone has connected with us, they will receive a “virtual” ornament that contains the same information on it as in the past years. We ask that gifts be purchased, wrapped with the ornament printed and attached to the gift. It can then be dropped off downtown at our Drop-in Centre at 306A Alexander St. later than Friday December 11th, 2020. All Gifts will then be placed in quarantine for at least 3 days before be distributed to our recipients. 


    Anyone who wants to take part in giving a small bit of joy to children and parents in need this season, can reach out to us via email to : Christine Greff at eypd@bgcyukon.com or find the Gift of Community 2020 event via our Facebook page “The Learning Tree Daycare”.


    Community giving is an integral part of being a Yukoner, and an essential life lesson for children and youth. This initiative does not only provide a little more holiday cheer to those in need, but it will also teach our children the importance of being an active part of our community.


    We hope that this will light up your sharing spirit and we invite you to join us in giving the Gift of Community this holiday season, and help us show Whitehorse children that they live in a community that cares.

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