The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is busy building its new facility to meet the demands of the increasing number of youth we serve. To be completed the first quarter of 2011, the new 32,700-square-foot facility will be the hub of youth development for Edinburg.

The club is in the last phase of its capital campaign and needs the community’s help to complete the project. Our most recent gift of $250,000 came in the form of a challenge from the Edinburg Industrial Foundation. In order get the $250,000 we must raise $250,000 from our community.

You can show your support by purchasing a square. The most prestigious square is $500. For this gift you will receive a 6 x 10 square with an inscription of up to three lines and 24 characters.

The next level is our leadership square which is $250. For this gift you will receive an 8 x 8 square with an inscription of three lines and 24 characters.

The most popular square size costs $100. For this gift you will receive an 4 x 8 square with an inscription of three lines and 12 characters. For $50 you will receive a 3 x 6 square with two lines, 12 characters and for $25 you will receive a 2 x 4 square with two lines, 12 characters.

So, come on and join your friends and neighbors in building a better Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. You’ll make an important contribution to the future for the youth of Edinburg, yourself, your family and your community. Purchase a square for yourself, a friend or family member, or in memory of a loved one. Consider one as a gift for birthdays, graduations or other special occasions.

Each square owner will receive a personalized Certificate of Ownership and a personal invitation to the grand opening. What’s more, recognition of those who purchased a square will be permanently displayed at the club. Each Square will be celebrated on a special display inscribed with the holder’s name. You will leave a legacy to be recognized for generations!

The Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for 39 years, providing daily programs and services to over 16,000 young people.

During the School year the Club is open Monday - Friday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer the Teen Center is located at the Fountain Annex Center at 1210 E. Kuhn Street. The teen summer hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our joining the Club, about how to support the construction fund, or about youth programs call 956-383-2582 or visit our website

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley is a proud City of Edinburg partner and Hidalgo County United Way Agency.