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Great Futures for Kids



Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) annually conducts our Great Futures for Kids (formerly know as Guardians for Kids)  -  GFK,  which is designed to ensure that BGCEV programs and services are available to the children and families who come to us, and they will not be turned away due to lack of financial resources. During these challenging times for us all, BGCEV’s demand for programs and services by families for their children escalates, which is exactly why GFK is in place.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley annually served over 36,000 youth in nine communities at twelve branches in 2016.   Great Futures for Kids Annual Giving Campaign
  • Since 1963 we have been serving youth in the East Valley.
  • Membership is as follows:  56% are male, 44% are female, and over 70% are minorities.
  • Over 65% of our members qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches and almost 50% reside in a single parent household.
  • We are open 300+ days per year.
  • On a daily average during the school year, we provide impact filled programs and services to 1,375 youth and teens.
  • During the summer, we serve 1,300 members daily, on average.
  • We are the only Boys & Girls Club organization in the state to have its own K-8 Charter School; the Mesa Arts Academy- MAA is ranked among the top ten Charter Schools in Arizona and is an Excelling School and an A+ School.
  • Only 20% of our income comes from Program and Membership fees. We have to raise the other 80%
  • Our annual Membership fee is $25.00 per year.  The average cost to the organization per youth is $500.00 per year.
  • We provide over 7,000 fee waivers each year to families who cannot afford to pay.



Great Futures for Kids: Tax Credit Program



Please consider one of the following GFK Program gift investments:
  • $25 - 1 youth club membership for 1 year     
  • $50 - 2 yo uth club memberships for 1 year  
  • $125 - 5 youth club memberships for 1 year  
  • $250 - 10 youth club memberships for 1 year  
  • $500 - 20 youth club memberships for 1 year 
  • $625 - 25 youth club memberships for 1 year  
  • $1,250 - 50 youth club memberships for 1 year
  • $2,500 - 100 youth club memberships for 1 year
  • $5,000 - 200 youth club memberships for 1 year
  • $10,000 - 400 youth club memberships for 1 year






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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