The Auxiliary to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is a non-profit group with a mission to help foster a safe and positive environment for the local youth. The Auxiliary has been quietly working behind-the-scenes for 50 years to make a difference in the lives of Bloomington’s youth. Fundraisers, weekly meals and monthly programs are on our annual agenda, but equally as compelling is the commitment and drive of each Auxiliary member that keeps pushing this non-profit group forward with a common mission.
Among this diverse group of determined women there are stay-at-home-moms, healthcare professionals, realtors, teachers, and business owners. As the needs of each of the three Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington grow, the fundraising efforts of the Auxiliary grow with them. Each year, two major fundraisers are hosted within the community to raise money for the local clubs: the Strawberry Shortcake Festival in June, and the Annual Auction held during the fall season.
Volunteering their time and resources, members of the Auxiliary put on special programs for club members, provide weekly meals at the Steve and Connie Ferguson Crestmont Club, and coordinate various other holiday events and activities for the children. Proudly, the Auxiliary remains the largest single-entity donor to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington.