BGCCA’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. Youth coming into the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area are given a safe place to learn and grow, with caring adults who help to inspire and offer hope and opportunities for a brighter future.


With 18 different locations throughout the Capital Region, we are able to serve over 1,800 youth daily and over 250,000 meals annually. Our goal is to provide a quality enrichment experience that allows every child to achieve academic success, live healthy lifestyles and become good citizens within their communities. 



This week's #ThankfulThursday 

shoutout goes to Dunkin' for providing hundreds of gift cards to distribute to our families. Stop by your local Dunkin' and grab coffee & breakfast as a gesture of thanks for continued support of our Club and the kids of the Capital Area. America, and BGCCA, run on Dunkin! Full story: 



Thank you for your support, Mayor Madden! #thisshirtfeedskids


Join Mayor Madden in supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area's fight against food insecurity in Troy and the greater Capital Region. Every purchase helps provide 13,000 meals weekly to those in need.

Learn more: www.bgccapitalarea.org/feedkids


Thank you Mayor Sheehan for your support!

We would love for YOU to join us in our fight against food insecurity today!

Suicide Awareness Month 

Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline today. 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that someone takes their own life every 40 seconds. During September organizations worldwide work to bring global awareness to suicides and related issues.  Healthcare professionals conduct screenings and discussions on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide.  The screenings also help providers, and patients engage in conversations about mental health concerns and traumatic experiences that may increase the risk of death by suicide. 

Earlier this year, the FCC unanimously adopted rules to establish  a 3-digit shortcut number – 988, similar to 211 and 911. Once implemented, in July 2022, callers dialing 988 would be connected directly to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.   The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available today, providing suicide prevention and mental health crisis assistance at 1-800-273-8255 and through online chats . 

988 was a topic on the FCC’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division’s August Monthly Video Call. For more information on joining the monthly consumer information calls or to find out more about the FCC’s 988 rulemaking, please email:  Outreach@fcc.gov.  

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area

21 Delaware Ave

Albany NY 12210

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) needs your support to help feed our children and families. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities that we serve. In accordance with New York State policy for school closures, our school-based sites where 1,100 children receive daily hot, nutritional meals are currently closed.  However, our top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children who need us most.

To continue serving the needs of our community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is utilizing our commercial kitchen to create a mobile meal service which now provides 2,100 breakfasts and lunches to 12 key housing sites in Albany and Rensselaer County. To meet the operational costs for this critical service, our organization is currently using our limited financial reserves. Proper funding could allow us the ability to produce 3,000 meals per day and serve more members of the community who need us most.

We’re calling out to our community superheroes to invest in our cause. Every donation helps, no matter how small. Together, we have the ability to ensure that nobody goes without the nutrition needed to grow and maintain healthy immune systems.

All funds collected will be used to provide meals for families in need, and to meet all operational costs for this critical service.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@bgccapitalarea.org
We are still looking for volunteers to aid in the preparation and distribution of these meals. If you are interested in assisting, contact volunteer@bgccapitalarea.org

On behalf of our youth, families, and team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area, thank you for your support!


21 Delaware Ave, Albany NY 12210

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.