Teaghan’s 12 Months of Birthday Gifts

Teaghan’s Birthday Challenge

In the fall of 2020, BGCL member Teaghan asked friends and family to skip giving her gifts for her 13th birthday, and requested that small monetary donations be made to the Club instead. She raised over $400 and inspired a movement that raised over $14,000 through Facebook birthday campaigns! Now, Teaghan is celebrating her Sweet 16 (where does the time go?!) with the BGCL!

Her father has this to say on the impact the BGCL had on Teaghan: “[The Club] was one of the most important places to T, especially during Covid, allowing her through their virtual program to keep in touch with friends and participate in online programs, including cooking classes, and other activities. As she hits another milestone birthday, Teaghan is hoping she can do one small thing to continue to make an impact at the BGCL.”

Most recently, Chair of the BGCL Board, Lisa Gamberdella has raised $235 through her Facebook fundraiser, and Corinne Howard, a Club parent has raised $278! The most successful Facebook fundraiser we’ve benefitted from was created by former board chair Gary Geneau, raising a total of $5,050!

We are encouraging all of our friends, family members, and supporters to join us by pledging to host a Facebook birthday fundraiser in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg. Facebook collects donations on behalf of registered non-profits (of which the BGCL is one,) and sends the donations – without collecting any fees – directly to the organization. 100% of what you donate through Facebook comes directly to the Club!

All we are asking from you is to make us your birthday fundraiser as well! By signing up, you are pledging that, for your birthday, you will ask your Facebook followers, or friends, to make a small donation to the BGCL! We have the greatest support system and want to thank all our supporters for your constant generosity!

Please follow Teaghan’s inspiring lead, and take the pledge to commit your Facebook Birthday Fundraiser to the Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg. This challenge has zero commitment on your part besides simply posting the fundraiser on your pages or sending it out to your friends. It will take you less than a minute, and can make a meaningful difference here in our little Club! 

Thank you in advance!