About Our Vision

 “Through the incredible generosity of our local community members, we were able to raise over $75,000 for the Oak Orchard club our first year,” said Leanne Silicato Prosser, Event Chair.  “The money was spent on essential building improvements to the existing space, which included a new multipurpose room, new flooring, parking lot improvements, as well as summer camp scholarships for children.”

 

Last year, at the 2nd Annual Great Futures Gala we raised an incredible $150,000.00! All funds will go towards a building expansion to create more classroom space for the existing K-8 program (PHASE 1). With the funds from this gala, we still need over 295k to make this Phase 1 expansion a reality. 

 

The Boys and Girls Club of Oak Orchard currently provides services for over 100 children on a daily basis in their facility located on Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro.  “We run before- and after-school programs, a preschool, and a summer camp program here,” said Erica Kennedy, Director at BGC Oak Orchard.  “The current programs are running on all cylinders; however, we currently have over a four page waiting list of youth in grades K-8 that would like to attend our Club and we simply don’t have the space.” 

 

With the Oak Orchard, Millsboro, and Long Neck areas growing quickly, the need for more services at the Boys and Girls Club is apparent. The long-term goal for the club is an expansion of the existing facility in order to serve more local children and families.  This includes the creation of a Teen Program, providing a safe space for children in grades 9-12 to complete homework and play sports each day. 

 

“This is probably our most important goal at this point,” said Kathleen Schell, one of the committee chairs.  “We need to provide the funding and vision for this program and building to become a reality for these kids.  We are incredibly grateful for the community’s support to help develop this vision into reality.” 

 “We are thrilled with the generosity of our community,” said Nicole Silicato Miller, event co-chair. “Our vision is to provide a safe place for all children in the Oak Orchard area to be able to play and learn after-school and during the summer months.  The funds raised from this gala, and all other donations, go a long way to making that possible.”

 

If you have interest or questions about supporting this Vision, please contact info@greatfuturesgalade.com or 302.945.3350 for more information. 

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Wanna become an active part of this cause? We need VISIONARIES to help us spread the word in the community and fundraise to reach our goal!

 

To be a Visionary...

  • Donate a minimum of $2500.00 

  • Be a Community Ambassador by educating others of this vision and our goals!

  • Receive quarterly updates to stay informed about fundraising and expansion project progress 

  • Access to Pre-Sale early ticket sales to the 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala and Special "Visionary" recognition at the event

  • Private Professional Photo Session at 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala

*Visionary Membership can be for 1-2 individuals or a company membership.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware offer affordable before-, after- and out- of school programs for 30,000+ young people in grades K-12 at 43 locations across Delaware. They are the largest licensed childcare provider in the state. Their numerous program areas challenge and develop the mind and body, helping members build a solid foundation on which to develop moral and ethical values through diverse educational programs and social activities.To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Orchard, please contact 945-2244.  To donate to the facility expansion fund, please visit www.greatfuturesgalade.com

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