Committees & Affinity Groups
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County has several affinity groups and committees that meet throughout the year (generally once a month or every other month) to work together to provide resources and input to Club staff in many different ways. Joining one of these committees or groups is a great way to meet others who care about the Club and have a similiar interest. It is a commitment to making an impact at the Club for those that may not have time to volunteer on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Share you input, plan upcoming Club events, provide knowledge on a subject matter you are familiar with. Meetings are often virtual and usually run about one hour. If you have questions about any of our committees or groups or have an idea about forming a new one please contact Ashley Nwankwo, Director of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our BGC Garden & Outdoor Education Programming at the Spruce and Centre Street Clubs educates Club Kids on the importance of sustainability and healthy eating.
Over the last year
The BGC Garden Program has helped to address the food desert in Trenton, faced by close to 90% of Club Kids.
The Club has provided over 175,000 meals/snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables grown in our gardens.
Over 800 youth have attended events in the gardens, including the Gourmet in the Garden which brought out talented experts to enhance the student's experience and exhibit different ways they can use the plants they are growing
View Our Gourmet in The Garden Video:
As a Friend of the Garden, you will be invited to various events and workshops throughout the year. A portion of all Friends of the Garden donations are placed in an endowment fund to ensure that Tyouth can enjoy the BGC Garden for generations to come.
Become a Friend of the BGC Mercer Garden online
Become a Friend of the BGC Mercer Garden & Outdoor Education Center at one of the four giving levels:
Perennial- Make an annual donation of $1,000 or more
Cultivator- Make an annual donation of $500 or more
Sunflower- Make an annual donation of $250 or more
Seedling- Make and annual donation of $125 or more
or send a check payable to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
Friends of the Garden
212 Centre Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
Thank You to Our Current Friends of the Garden!
A very special thanks to:
David & Stacey Anderson
Robert Hartman & Tarry Truitt
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