Boys & Girls Clubs
Kentucky REALTORS® and the Kentucky chapters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces so Kentucky’s kids continue to have a bright future.
As the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S., Boys & Girls Clubs have doors open to youth in communities across the country, serving as a “home away from home” for nearly 4 million kids each year during the critical time after school and in the summer.
Kentucky REALTORS® serves as “The Voice for Real Estate in Kentucky” and members help consumers make the American dream of homeownership a reality. Clubs and REALTORS® are part of the fabric of every community in America, and we are working together to give back and make a difference.
For many REALTORS®, community involvement is an important part of your business. You make an active investment in the creation and maintenance of a vibrant, safe community you work within and are proud to call home. Your local Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) could use your support.
Day of Service: Thursday, August 9
REALTORS® across Kentucky are hosting a Day of Service on August 9 to help local BGCA locations across the state. Local REALTORS® will be visiting BGCA clubs to assist in preparations for the back to school season (times will vary at each chapter). Locations will have various projects going on based on the needs of the individual chapters. This is your chance to help an organization that serves over 28,000 kids in Kentucky each year.
Want to volunteer?
What kind of volunteer opportunities are available? The opportunities are endless, but you could:
a) Be a coach for the sports league
b) Volunteer as an after school tutor
c) Host a career day for teens and their parents who may be interested in being a REALTOR® one day
For more inspiration, check out the success stories from Associations and members already supporting local Clubs.
These FAQs (DOC: 66 KB) will help answer some of the most commonly asked questions about getting involved with a local Club in your community.
Interested in Making a Donation?
All donations, even to a local Club, need to be made online.
Salvation Army: Kentucky REALTORS® Ring Day
What started with two states in 2010 has since grown into a nationwide effort coordinated between 30+ states across the US making it one of the largest volunteer efforts in Salvation Army history.
Kentucky REALTORS® Ring Day: Friday, December 7
Kentucky is joining this year to help the cause. The event gives REALTORS® an opportunity to support a cause that is dear to them: housing. Kettle donations also fund additional Salvation Army programs such as food, rehabilitation and youth activities. And, best of all, the dollars raised at each kettle stay in the local community.
If you want to participate, please contact KYR at 800.264.2185 or reach out to your local REALTOR® association to establish a team and location/time to help ring.
Complete the sign-up form below and your local board/association will be in contact to give you the time and place available in your area.
REALTORS® Got Your Back(Pack)
Kentucky REALTORS®, with the help of Century Mortgage, purchased 2,000 sling backpacks to distribute to local REALTOR® Associations across the state to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs, homeless shelters or other organizations in your area that can use assistance.
KYR is asking REALTORS® to fill the backpacks with various items and supplies and donate them to one of these organizations. Members can take the bags directly to the organization or drop off at the Kentucky REALTORS® headquarters in Lexington. Members can also bring backpacks to the Summer Business Meeting in June. Supplies needed will depend on where you are donating the bags and should be coordinated with the appropriate organization. The Boys & Girls Clubs can use school supplies, while homeless shelters, etc. can use toiletries and other necessities.
If you want to participate, please reach out to your local association to see if bags are available or contact KYR at 800.264.2185.