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A Holiday Message from Bob

Merry Christmas!

The past 5 weeks are always a crazy time at our Clubs, as the year comes to an end and with Christmas just days away……2018 has again restored my FAITH. We have been inspired by the amazing generosity that comes from the communities we serve! I know you are well aware that some of the children we serve live difficult lives, and while we focus on serving children….December allows us the opportunity to help the “ENTIRE” family. Most of our families face a daily struggle for just the basic necessities. Due to the outpouring of support this year we have been able to change this “ Christmas Season” for hundreds of children and their families. We feel BLESSED and HUMBLED to play a part in helping in the effort to get these items into the homes that need them the most, we have been able to provide :
-Dinner with Santa
-Live Reindeer with Santa
-Holiday Parties at all locations
-Clothes-coats-socks-underwear-shoes-boots-sneakers
-Gift cards
-Towels-sheets-blankets-comforters-pillows- beds-cribs
-Bikes- toys
– Boxes of Love- which is a box filled with enough food for the Christmas Season and then some, including a turkey or ham

All of this comes to us from all corners of our communities….churches, businesses, individuals, service groups and organizations…….so many that if I start naming them I will forget someone….I know myself that well ! This is a CLEAR MESSAGE……that so many of you care about those less fortunate in our communities.

SO THANK YOU !! For whatever part you have played in helping us to make this Christmas a special time for our children and their families. We LIVE our MISSION all 12 months of the year…….but each DECEMBER is always a memorable time for our Boys & Girls Clubs. We send our heartfelt thanks to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas Season and our hope for a great 2019 filled with the best life has to offer!

God Bless us each and every one.

We’ve earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator for the sixth year!

We recently received our new rating from Charity Navigator.  Based on the most recent information available, they have issued a new rating for our organization. We are proud to announce North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club has earned the sixth consecutive 4-star rating. This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club exceeds industry  standards and outperforms most charities in our area of work. Only 7% of the charities they evaluate have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

Genesis Fitness Centre and Club EZ Fit provide gifts for families!

Genesis Fitness Centre in Harleysville and Club EZ Fit in Souderton recently completed their annual Angel Tree outreach effort, collecting gifts that were donated to the North Penn and Indian Valley Boys & Girls Clubs. Thank you for your continued support!!

Reimel Landscaping to the rescue!

Reimel Landscaping delivers toys, bikes, beds to all 3 Boys & Girls Club locations as well as a 40 bike pick up and delivery from the
Souderton Telford Rotary Club! Hope he finds some time to work. Thank You BOB REIMEL!!

Holiday Magic at Wissahickon Valley

 

Wissahickon Valley had some special visitors join us last week. Spruce Run Farm surprised our members with two reindeer! Clarice and Ginger left our kids speechless and enthralled. This magical moment was enhanced even more when Santa arrived with the Whitpain Fire Company!! Our club members got pictures with Santa and the most photogenic reindeer ever, Clarice.

Not only were our members able to interact with the reindeer, but they also learned lots of new information. Did you know that male reindeer can reach 400  – 500 lbs? This is twice the amount that a female reindeer weighs! All reindeer shed their antlers however, males lose their’s in the fall while female’s keep theirs through the winter and into the spring.

Although Clarice and Ginger were not the flying type, they provided so much joy and excitement. Families, club members and neighbors alike joined in the magic that is reindeer!! We cannot thank Mr. Dave and Ms. Cassandra enough for making the trip to Wissahickon Valley from their farm in Bloomsburg. Clarice, Ginger and Santa will always serve as a magical memory for our Boys & Girls Club family!!