When officials from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley reached out to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian with a request for a lead corporate gift of $25,000 as a matching donation for the Clubs’ annual “Greatness Amplified” fundraising campaign, Hoag leaders quickly doubled the amount to $50,000 to help the struggling club.
Along with other non-profits in Orange County, Calif., Huntington Valley clubs have been facing financial challenges resulting from pandemic closures and a steep drop-off in attendance.
For more than 50 years, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley has served youth from Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, reaching more than 3,000 youngsters from throughout Orange County. Programs include childcare, summer camps, preschool, sports leagues and other services.
“Hoag is famous for its heart for the community, and this remarkable matching gift is one more example of what a true partner they are with the families of Orange County,” said Art Groeneveld, chief executive officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley in a statement.