About The Auxiliary

The Auxiliary members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale welcome you.  Since 1964, raising money for the Boys & Girls Clubs has been our focus.  In the past 5 years, we have given more than $1,000,000 to the Clubs.  With a membership of more than 150 women ages from 26 – 96, we are proud of our fundraising and service projects.  We support over 1,700 youth per day in nine branches and outreach sites located in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, the Northeast Valley, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and the Hualapai Indian Community in Peach Springs, Arizona.  We are an active and enthusiastic group contributing to the community while making long lasting friendships.

The Auxiliary’s Vision
To provide a positive impact for the youth in Greater Scottsdale and the Native American communities we serve by helping each youth reach their ultimate potential.

The Auxiliary’s Mission Statement
To benefit the youth served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale through fund raising and service projects.

In addition to supporting the programs and activities for the Clubs, The Auxiliary provides scholarships for deserving youth from the Clubs. Many of these teens would not have funding for college otherwise. Over the last 30 years, The Auxiliary has provided scholarships for more than 100 deserving teens.

Annual Holiday Event – Visions of Sugarplums
For more than 25 years The Auxiliary has hosted a holiday event that includes a fashion show, holiday boutique, silent auction, raffle, elegant lunch and much more.  The event is enjoyed by approximately 1,000 attendees and makes up the greatest portion of the funds raised by The Auxiliary.  Members work year round to make this luncheon one of the premier events in the Valley.  Our hard working women plan the success of this significant fundraiser by gathering auction items, choosing the entertainment, planning the elegant luncheon and more.

Arts & Crafts Boutique & Workshops
Join us every Tuesday at 9:00 am @ Virginia Piper Center – 10533 E. Lakeview Drive in Scottsdale.  We work all year long on items sold at our Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Event in the Boutique Room.  We make one-of-a-kind treasures that can include beautifully sewn linens, knitted sweaters, afghans, decorative glassware, hand-painted items, wreaths and more.  Classes are held for all levels of crafters including the creatively challenged!  Join us for a cup of coffee and camaraderie.

A Cookbook For All Seasons – We gathered and published a diverse collection of 600 favorite recipes from local chefs, our treasured family recipes, and some very tasty contemporary creations that we hope you can’t resist!  We call our cookbook  ”Visions of Sugarplums” A Cookbook for All Seasons.   They make great  gifts priced at $25 each and proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.  We hope you will buy a few.   To purchase cookbooks - click here

Donate – You may make a donation anytime - to make a donation, please click here. We gratefully accept donations of any amount.

Membership Dues – You may renew your membership or join today!  Please click here to pay your $30 annual dues.

Program Volunteers & Mentors – We work directly with kids in a variety of program areas from teaching billiard techniques in the game room, coaching basketball or volleyball, sharing knowledge of musical instruments to tutoring an ESL (English as a Second Language) student. For a list of ALL the programs that you can be involved in, please click here.

Special Events Volunteers
Help us provide the people power needed to set up and staff various recognition and fund-raising events throughout the year. Join us at some of our social events. Our main goal is to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls while encouraging camaraderie.

Spring Training Souvenir Sales
Auxiliary members and their spouses are invited to help sell San Francisco Giants souvenirs at selected Spring Training Games at Scottsdale Stadium.  Portions of the proceeds go directly to the Clubs.
It’s fun to volunteer and enjoy a FREE day and Hot Dog at the ballpark.  Join the Auxiliary and learn more about how you can help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

Thrift Shop Staffing
The Auxiliary provides the volunteer staff for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop. Volunteer opportunities include working with customers, cashiering, sorting and pricing merchandise.  We welcome YOU and your unwanted clothing, books, household items, toys and more. Please visit us and find a treasure for yourself. All sale proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

What’s Hip
Many of the women in the group work with the young women in the clubs to help them make better choices in today’s difficult teen environment. What’s Hip is an 8-week program benefiting a select group of teen girls from various branches. They may have issues with self-esteem, drugs, alcohol abuse or other opportunities that teens are faced with in everyday life. The finale of the program is a dinner and fashion show revealing their results. The young girls demonstrate their newly attained confidence, new clothing, positive attitudes and smiles. Join us or Donate


 


 

 

Thank you for your support!

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