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Discipline, Dedication and Desire are three powerful words, especially to the student athletes at the Community Youth Center.  The three “D’s” are character qualities the CYC coaching staff instills in its students every day through sports and academics.  These efforts are all in hopes of “Building Champions in Life.”

The ultimate goal of the CYC is to help youngsters develop inner-strength and self-confidence to become responsible and productive adults. The CYC can only do this with your continued help.  Currently, the CYC serves more than 1,200 students.  You can make a difference for one of these by participating in the CYC “Fund A Kid” program.  Your $31 donation will fund a child for one whole month. If you give $186, you help provide a scholarship for six months and with a $372 donation, you have given a child a year full of memories to help build champion qualities.

Your generous contributions to CYC will continue to help provide children, teenagers and young adults with the sports and academic programs necessary to help provide the foundation of future leaders and productive citizens.

In January 2007, the CYC introduced The Drive for Discipline, Dedication and Desire – its inaugural annual giving and awareness campaign.  Although, CYC hosts several corporate fundraising events during the year, this is the only fundraiser where CYC asks families, staff and community friends for financial support.  The CYC Honor Roll of Donors is listed on the right side of this website page.  We thank all of our friends of the CYC for their generous contributions.  And, the gifts keep on coming in many special ways.

CYC Head Taekwondo Coach Ed Austin expressed his role:

“I think of the CYC like a garden, and myself like a gardener.  In a garden you have different plants, with different needs, so if a plant needs a lot of sun you plant it in a sunny area. Other plants wither with too much sun, so you have to plant them in the shade. Kids have different needs, and you have to talk to them and teach them according to their nature.  Also, in a garden, different plants have value of different kinds. Some produce healthy vegetables, others give shade, others produce beautiful flowers and scents.  Kids also have different natural talents, and I try to make the Taekwondo program broad enough so they can all find a way to develop themselves fully, as unique individuals.”

CYC is working hard to keep its garden growing and thriving!  You can help in so many different ways.  Give a contribution, serve as a corporate sponsor, participate in the Annual Golf Tournament, assist as a volunteer or just spread the word about all the good things CYC is doing for kids.

We realize there are many other charities and causes you may support.  We hope ours will touch you in a special way.  Thank you for thinking of CYC and supporting its efforts!
 
What is The Drive for Discipline, Dedication and Desire?
Why does CYC need an Annual Giving and Awareness Campaign?
How much is a suggested contribution?
Can I give money to one specific program?
How will my contribution be recognized?
Is my donation tax deductible?
 
What is The Drive for Discipline, Dedication and Desire?

The Drive for Discipline, Dedication and Desire is the inaugural Annual Giving and Awareness campaign for CYC. Although CYC hosts corporate fundraising events during the year (Live Amateur Boxing Show, Golf Tournament and Dinner Dance Night) this is the only fundraiser where CYC will directly ask families and staff, and community friends for financial support. It is a simple check writing campaign, and the funds raised will be used to build on the quality sports and education programs already offered to CYC student members.

Why does CYC need an Annual Giving and Awareness Campaign?

As a non-profit corporation, the CYC Board of Directors and staff have identified several goals to make CYC even better.  With the membership growing, in order to continue to offer quality programs and opportunities, fundraising is a key component.  The funds will go toward a variety of operating expenses including new program equipment, program expansion and development, and financial assistance for team travel.  In addition, positive community awareness of CYC will increase.

How much is a suggested contribution?

CYC greatly appreciates any and all donations.  There is power in numbers, and by joining together, this campaign will be a success. A $31 donation funds a child for an entire month at the Center.  At $372, you are funding a child for a full year. 

Can I give money to one specific program?

Yes, your donation can be earmarked for a specific program or programs (i.e. boxing, wrestling or gymnastics).  All you need to do is designate the program on the donation form.  Otherwise, your donation will be distributed among all programs.

How will my contribution be recognized?

All donations will be acknowledged with a thank you letter and receipt for your tax records and donors will be recognized in the year-end CYC Annual Giving newsletter.  The CYC is also introducing a “Wall of Recognition” at the Center, where Giving Levels will be recognized via Wall Plaques, Barricade and CYC Banners, Granite Wall Memorial and CYC Rings.  See enclosed donation form for Giving Levels.

Is my donation tax deductible?

The CYC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.   All contributions to CYC are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.  The CYC Tax ID number is 68-0358005.  Check with your employer to see if your contribution qualifies for company matching.

 



To make a donation to the Community Youth Center, you can use one of the following methods:

By Mail - enclose the CYC Donation Form and send to:

Community Youth Center 2241 Galaxy Court Concord, CA 94520

By Phone
– call the CYC at (925) 671-7070

By Fax – enclose the CYC Donation Form and please fax to (925) 685-0582

Online – Make a donation using your credit card on our secure site. Click here



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