Your support helped 1,700 youth enjoy
the Merrimack River every week.
But we still need your help.
Please join us in our annual appeal and Raffle of the Year - but with a twist. We will not have our typical in-person event this fall, but still need your help! Fundraising is critical to our ability to provide services to youth each season, so we ask you to support us with a 2021 financial donation.
The 43rd Annual GLCBP Raffle of the Year will be virtual, and we will live stream the drawing of 30 to 50 prizes donated by local companies and organizations. For a donation of $100 to our program, your name will be entered into the prize drawing. Every additional $100 donated gives you another chance at winning some of the great prizes donated by local organizations. Everyone is invited to share in the fun by tuning into the live streaming of the raffle event on December 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Please visit our website at boatingprogram.com starting the week before to get the streaming link for the live web cast in advance.
As a thank you to our prize contributors, each will be recognized during the live stream event. If your business or organization would like to share in this promotion, contact Jed Koehler at (781) 249-2608. Between advertisers, donations and contributions, our goal is to raise $25,000.
Every year, each person involved in a class or session at the boathouse has the opportunity to undergo a life-changing experience. From June 14th to August 22nd, the GLCBP provided a Monday through Friday day camp experience, including lunch, for 10 weeks to 340 children daily. We averaged 900 different children per week, and our rowing teams and learn-to-rows averaged 140 children per season, giving us over 17,000 visits by youth and young adults over the summer. We are so proud of this accomplishment!
To continue this phenomenal youth development work, we are turning to you, our family and friends, to help us with a financial contribution at this time. Many of you have bought raffle tickets in years past. Your support this fall is critical to remaining open next season.
A gift of $100, $200, or $300 will help us meet budget shortfalls caused by restrictions on activities outside of our control. Please consider making a contribution to our program either by using the enclosed envelope or visit boatingprogram.com and click on the Annual Appeal icon to donate online. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Thank you so much for your time and thoughtfulness. We will continue to persevere and be an important resource for the Greater Lawrence community.