Member & Family Stories
Your support for the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton truly makes a difference in our community. Your generosity empowers not only the youth we serve, but gives peace of mind to their parents and families knowing they are in a safe, affordable place where they can learn and grow.
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From Great Loss. To Great Gain.
We’re the Aikens and this is our story.
Nancy Aiken lost her husband when he was just 34, leaving behind two young boys for her to raise as a single, fulltime working mom.
Here’s how the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton helped her family when they needed it most.
“I’m sharing our story with you this year to let you all know how grateful I am that there is a place like the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton – and that your generosity is what makes stories like ours possible.
After my boys lost their father when they were 5 and 2, it wasn’t long before I realized I was going to need a lot more help than I thought. Now, as a single, fulltime working mom not only did I need to make sure my boys had strong male role models in their lives, but that they had a place to go after school where they could just be boys growing, learning, exploring boys.
That’s when I found the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton and quickly realized this was the village I needed to help me love, support and guide them. From Club sports for Dante, who is the athlete in our family to nurturing my younger son Dominic’s love of art and a reading program that helped him get back on his grade level, the programs here have been truly amazing.
“It’s because great things happen here every day – the kind most people don’t even see, but as parents we sure do.”
This Club means the world to us, my boys absolutely love it here, and I still can’t believe how much the Club has to offer. I now understand why I see all those smiling faces every day when I come to pick up my boys. It’s because great things happen here every day – the kind most people don’t even see, but as parents we sure do. Today we have the Club to thank for so much in our lives and want every one that supports this incredible place, and its staff, to know that you have truly changed our lives. You were there for us when we needed you most. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
And now, I am asking you to please continue your support of this amazing organization, their staff and volunteers knowing that every child that enters these doors is being loved, nurtured and guided in ways that will positively shape their lives forever. And, you are responsible for making all this possible. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have done for my boys and me.”