125 Years

We began our mission to provide a safe, educational, and positive atmosphere to Indianapolis youth in 1893, 125 years ago. Since then, we have expanded to thirteen Clubs and now reach over 7,300 youth ranging from five to eighteen years old! With four major events, including the Blue Door Gala with a celebrity speaker, this is a year of festivities that you won’t want to miss! If sponsoring or attending our events is not for you, we have included a list of 125 various ways to support our cause. Join us in a year of celebration and excitement.

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125 Things

Curious what you can do to contribute to our mission this year? Here are 125 different ways to help!

Donate school supplies
Donate healthy snacks
Sponsor a child’s membership
Include us in your will
Join Club Blue
Donate art supplies
Donate gym equipment
Donate games/entertainment
Donate resources for building upgrades
Donate furniture
Donate holiday gifts
Text BGCI to 50155 to donate to BGCI on Giving Tuesday
Donate event/sporting tickets
Donate to United Way
Donate banners/signs
Donate printing services
Donate towards keeping pools open year round
Donate Club transportation to ensure more kids can get from school to the Clubs safely
Donate college readiness materials
Participate in Events
Take the tour (13)
Attend our promotional events TBA
Visit our booth at volunteer fairs
Adult Recess
Attend Gala
Sponsor an event (4)
Participate in YOY
Attend our kickoff event TBA
Put on an event at a club (13)
Collaborate with us on an event
Invite co workers/friends to our events
Donate items for raffles/prizes at events
Celebrate #LightsOnAfterschool Day
Subscribe to our newsletter
Request a meeting with us to learn more
Blue Jeans for Blue Doors
Sign up a child
Kroger Community Rewards
Support our local and national partners
Learn more about us at
Join our Alumni group
Apply to work at a club
Wear blue on 1/25
Support United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary
Learn about the issues youth struggle with
Invite members on a college tour
Invite members to sports camps/clinics
Support & encourage the young people in your life
Share how you became involved with BGCI
Tell a friend about us
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Like us on FB
Share/like FB post
Share YouTube videos
Follow us on Twitter
RT/like on Twitter
Use #BGCI125
Comment on our posts
Participate in our Twitter contests
Wear/use BGCI branded swag
Share your own club story
Volunteer at our Clubs (13)
Become a board member
Join an event committee (4)
Complete a company service project at a Club
Offer us your professional expertise
Volunteer for Take a Boy/Girl to Work Day
Join our YP group
Friends in high places? Recommend someone to speak at our events!
Art student looking to build your portfolio? Volunteer to create a documentary!
Serve food at Thanksgiving dinner
Offer to teach a class (13)

Interested in sponsoring an event?