The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County had a special launch for North Texas Giving Day- a “Good Day” music video parody created by their very own Club members. Although the song was created a couple years prior, North Texas Giving Day gave Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County a reason to move forward and give Club members the unique opportunity to record at Valve Studios. With the support of The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation, the Club members dream came true with JC Creative Groups owner to make a fun, creative video.
“When you watch the video and hear the lyrics, it is eye opening to see what the Club means to the youth of Collin County. Each day that the Clubs open their doors where youth are provided a safe place to go to and receive nationally recognized programming, and gain even more than we can imagine” said Mike Simpson, CEO. With the support of The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation for the video and a $30,000 match for North Texas Giving Day, we could not think of a better time to share how our youth are impacted every day at the Club. Supporters were given the ability to double the impact of their donations on North Texas Giving Day.”
It was quite a surprise to Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County when just after lunch time the goal of $30,000 was exceeded, but it didn’t stop there. Supporters kept seeing the video, hearing their message and supporting the organizations mission. The goal was extended to $45,000 and BGCCC raised the final total of $45,590 after their last email was sent and just before midnight. A total of $75,590 was generated through the North Texas Giving Day donations and the generous match from the Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation. The match will help scholarship over 80 children into the clubs.
“We are truly grateful for our supporters, it is them that allow our mission to be fulfilled every day and impact 7,000 youth in Collin County. North Texas Giving Day gives us the ability raise awareness about the life changing programming at the Club and help our supporters to maximize their support” said Debra Sweezer, V.P. of Programs and In-School Services.