Race for Kids - Where Your Dollars Go

Where Your Dollars Go

Your Support Makes a Difference! All proceeds from Capital One Race for Kids™ are directed toward your local Boys and Girls Clubs to support critical programs and services for children and youth. 

Boys and Girls Clubs are accessible and welcoming for all children and youth after school and at other times when they need a safe, fun, supportive place to go. More than 70% of families who rely on Boys and Girls Clubs are in low-income communities. With your support, we can ensure our programs are accessible to all children by keeping membership fees low and waiving fees altogether for children in need.

We provide programs for children of all ages in the core areas of: 

  • Physical Activity, Health and Safety
  • Leadership, Growth and Empowerment
  • Learning and Career Development
  • Families and Communities

Below are some examples of your dollars at work:

$25 Gift - With your $25 donation, fund a child’s year-long membership at a Boys and Girls Club.

You may wonder what a Club membership includes. Boys and Girls Clubs are a safe place for children and youth to grow, learn, and feel empowered.  Children and youth are taught about mutual respect, teamwork, and social responsibilities. 

Participants receive mentorship from staff and dedicated volunteers, and build meaningful relationships with adults and fellow Club members. 

$50 Gift - A gift of $50 can provide a whole classroom of kids with a healthy after school meal.  

Staggeringly, 85% of those who are food insecure live in Canada’s four largest provinces, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. This is also where more than half of all Boys and Girls Clubs are located in Canada. 

17% of children living in Canada have experienced , at some time, too little or no access to food. With your help, Boys and Girls Clubs will reduce this number.

$100 Gift - Your generous donation of $100 can provide thetraining and resources for Clubs and their staff needed to offer the Flex Your Head program, which evolves coping skills for youth affected by anxiety and stress.

In Canada, only 1 out of 5 or 20% of children who need mental health support receive professional help.  Sadly, after accidents, suicide is the leading cause of death for youth in Canada, with approximately 4,000 deaths each year. As 70% of Canadian adults with mental illness had symptoms beginning as a child or a youth, it is clear that more resources for young people are a necessity. 

$150 Gift - Your $150 gift will allow one youth to receive food, warmth, and shelter for the night.

Imagine having just finished a day at school or work and now you have nowhere to go. This issue is a reality for many Canadians, including children and youth. 1 in 7 homeless shelter users are kids, and in Canada 33% of all homeless people are aged 16-24. 

Please consider offering your support today, so that we can ensure that GREAT FUTURES DO START HERE!