The Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley is part of Arizona Gives Day. Don't forget to support the young people of this area by donating to the Club on April 9.
CJ Garcia is well-known for his crazy antics and his firm but gentle way of dealing with Club kids.
Program leadership changes hands
Support Gila Valley kids
Dump your aluminum cans in the blue bins, and not only will you do your part to protect our environment, you will also help the youth of our community.
Vista Recycling retrofitted, painted and donated the first bin, pictured left, and placed it at the Boys & Girls Club site at 805 S. Seventh Ave. in Safford. There are now two more bins - one at JoBi's Market and one at Mt. Graham Market on Swift Trail.
The Club plans to use grant money to purchase several more bins and will be seeking permission to place the bins at various high-traffic areas in the Valley.
We ask that Club members, parents and staff help spread the word about the Cans4Kids project. Look for the logo above on the sides of bins and on posters and flyers.
Also, if anyone has suggestions about where bins should be placed, please e-mail email@example.com.
Youths learn the secrets of the hard drive
Boys & Girls Club to hosts Techie Camp
Fifteen Gila Valley youths learned how to take apart and rebuild a computer, protect and use programs during the Techie Camp on Feb. 8 at the Boys & Girls Club. At the end of the day, each student took home their newly rebuilt hard drives, flat-screen monitors, keyboards and mouses.
AZStruts (Students Recycling Used Technology), a Mesa-based company, recently donated 20 refurbished computers to the Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley, and on Saturday, they taught kids how to successfully use their own computers.
The company also brought up 15 additional computers for the attendees to work on and then take home as their own.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley has made health and fitness a priority. Members and staff work out hard with Billy Blanks Tae Bo (DVD) on Wednesday.
Matthew and Hannah are