Matching Gift Challenge to Benefit Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

An anonymous and very caring supporter has committed a $10,000 matching gift to support the summer programs of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Texas City. Your gift of $20 becomes $40 if given by May 15.

With the kids coming to spend the whole day through the week, costs will naturally go up as more people join the team to make sure everyone is safe and well-supervised. The summer program is an extremely affordable option for kids ages 6-12 with a weekly fee of $20.00 per week. The summer session begins June 7 and runs for 10 weeks, Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:30 pm. Programming is a combination of recreational and academic activities following the curriculum of the Boys & Girls Club of America that is designed to help the kids continue to grow and learn through the summer so that they do not lose ground. There is a limit of 50 for the program.

Early estimates for summer program are about $100,000 which will cover extra transportation for field trips, admission fees that aren’t covered by campers, extra materials, additional staff and everything else that goes into making a summer fun and safe for up to 50 kids at a time! Your early gift will help determine hiring and programming decisions.

As always, The Salvation Army is completely dependent on the support of the community for the services it can provide. If you want to double your gift and change lives this summer, send your gift marked Summer Day Camp Challenge Grant to PO Box 990, Galveston, TX 77553 or give online at

Media Contact:

Holly McDonald

Community Relations and Development

The Salvation Army

(409) 763-1691, Ext. 75313
(409) 939-9013 Cell

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 139 years in the United States.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disable, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.  82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those service in 5,000 communities nationwide.