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Day for Kids


2017  

Day for Kids is a national day of celebration that invites adults to join Boys & Girls Clubs all over the world in making a difference for kids in their community. For more than a decade, adults and kids alike have participated in Day for Kids events as a way to advocate for youth. Day for Kids is a celebration of the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation, and a reminder that one day can change a child’s future.

Make a difference for the kids in your community! Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley invites you to visit our clubs.  Below is a list of our branches and planned activities.


COMPADRE BRANCH - CHANDLER


Date:   September 16th
Time:  10:00am-1:00pm
Highlight:  Bounce House, Bingo, Raffles, Just Dance, Cakewalk, Minecraft Tournament, Super Smash Bros Tournament, maybe Justice League & Avengers Cosplay Group, and Basketball Camp.


GILBERT BRANCH


Date:   September 16th
Time:  10:00am-1:00pm
Highlight:  
Bounce Houses, Youth Basketball Camp, Snow Cones, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy

GILA RIVER BRANCH - KOMATKE


Date:   September 15th
Time:  5:00pm-8:00pm at Kalka Park
Hightlight:   Bike & Board Rodeo -- We will be focused on encouraging bicycle and Skateboard culture in the community. Club members can bring their wheels to the event. We will have a repair shop set up. We will seek out donated bikes & boards to raffle off. We will host races, obstacle courses, and trick contests. Food, fun and healthy lifestyles are our desired outcome.


GILA RIVER BRANCH - SACATON


Date:   September 16th
Time:   7:00am-11:00am
Hightlight:  Family Fitness Day with focus on exercise and nutrition (Trails & Healthy Habits)


GRANT WOODS BRANCH - MESA


Date:  September 16th
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Hightlight:  Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Activities


LADMO BRANCH - TEMPE


Date:  September 16th
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Highlight: Bounce House, Games, Activities, Food


NORTH TEMPE BRANCH


Date:   September 16th
Time:  11:00am-4:00pm
Highlight:  Free pancake brunch for families


QUEEN CREEK BRANCH


Date:  September 16th
Time:  9:00am-2:00pm
Highlight: Mayor’s Proclamation around
10:00am , Corn Hole Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Games, Crafts, Prizes, Silent auction / Chinese auction

STEVENSON BRANCH - MESA


Date:  September 16th
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Highlight:  Bounce House, Soccer Games, Activities, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Popcorn, Food

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN BRANCH - APACHE JUNCTION


Date:  September 16th
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Highlight:  Community outreach/City Council, games, activities, food


THUNDERBIRDS BRANCH - GUADALUPE


Date:   September 16th
Time:  10:00am-2:00pm

Hightlight :  Carnival Style Games & Activities, Community Health Fair, Vendors (Girls Scouts, United Way, Future for Kids, Kids in the Kitchen) Pancake Brunch, Hotdogs, Popcorn, Cotton Candy

Tax Credit Program 2017


How Your Arizona Tax Credit Can Help Our CLUB KIDS!





Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (Formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit)
All Arizona taxpayers qualify for a 2017 "tax credit" of $800/married couples and $400/individuals on your state taxes through the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes. You also have the opportunity to support our Mesa Arts Academy through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit.

Individual Tax Credit Donation - EXAMPLE
1)   Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit        = $400
2)  Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit                 = $200

TOTAL REFUND from your Arizona state taxes   =   $600!

Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy
Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals.  This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes!  The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona "Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state.  Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!


DID YOU KNOW?
a.  Boys & Girls Club members are 25% more likely to graduate from high school, and are three times more likely to volunteer in their community!
b.  100% of every Tax Credit Dollar goes directly to support programs and opportunities provided for our more than 36,000 youth and teens at our 12 East Valley branches each year!
c.  80% of Club Alumni say the Club had a positive impact on their attitude towards fitness and health!



Tax Credit Deadline:  December 31, 2017 for Federal and  April 15, 2018 for State of Arizona

Tax circumstances are different for everyone; please consult your tax advisor in order to 
receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and/or the Public School Tax Credit for this year,
donations must be received prior to filing your taxes.  Your support is instrumental in helping boys and girls
throughout the East Valley! You may designate your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit gift to one of the
branches and/or school.

Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy

Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals. 
This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes!  The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona
"Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state.  Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!


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