Operation Warm


For the past 7 years the Rotary Club of Carpentersville has distributed coats to the BGCDT through the Operation Warm Coat Drive. On Wednesday November 14th the tradition was continued for the 8th year in a row. Over 2,000 coats have been donated to the children in our community. Once again, this year our elementary sites Perry, Sunny Hill, Meadowdale, Golfview, Lakewood and Parkview will receive new donated coats to our members in need.

Toys for Teeth

Not everyone can afford dental care and not everyone can afford toys for their families this holiday season. That is why BGCDT, Compassionate Dental Care, and Algonquin/ Lake in The Hills Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for Toys for Teeth. Dr. Stirneman of Compassionate Dental care founded Toys for Teeth in 2014. The main goal is to provide healthy teeth for children who are in need.

College and Career Readiness program

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township recently visited Elgin Community College for a College and Career Readiness program. There are four visits total for this program. The first visit was all about the process of admissions and a tour of the campus. On the second visit, members played Family Feud: Financial Aid Edition. This game taught them about the cost of college, filling out the FAFSA form, and applying for scholarships. We look forward to seeing what the last two visits have in store.


BGCA Vision Screening Program

Our members at Meadowdale took part in the Vision Screening program. The Boys & Girls Club of America has partnered up with America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses to create this program. It provides free vision screening and even eye exams if needed.

Having an eye exam is very crucial especially for children. Having poor vision can interfere in academics. After all it is believed that 80% of learning is visual.

Team Up for Kids Mission

For the entire month of October, Buffalo Wild Wings will be raising money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They will be doing this through their Team Up for Kids mission. If you want to be part of this awesome cause, then all you have to do is purchase a paper pin up for a minimum of $1. For a limited time, you can get a branded Pop Socket for a minimum of $5.