Update: $36,000 raised equaling 63,000 quarters.
Local families and community members joined the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley for its 5th Annual Mile of Quarters at the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center for an event that raised more than $36,000 to support the programs offered by the Club. A total of 63,000 quarters filled the mile.
“Mile of Quarters is always a lively and entertaining event,” said the Club’s Board Chair Gary Thomas. “It’s always amazing to see an actual mile of quarters stretched across the mall, especially when you know the funds are going to support the Club’s much-needed after-school programs.”
Elected officials who represent the area were on hand to show their support for the Club. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine (Third District) applauded the Club’s contributions to the community and made personal donations. Zine pledged to triple the amount of Sherman’s donation.
UPDATE: Reminder, The Annual Mile of Quarters is this weekend. Get your quarters and head out to the Topanga Mall….
5TH Annual Mile of Quarters Event to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley
This is by far one the best ideas we have heard of for a fundraiser.
What: 5th Annual Mile of Quarters event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. The event will feature quarters being laid out for one mile
(5, 280 feet) stretching through Westfield’s Topanga Mall. The event will also include magic shows beginning at12:30 p.m., a deejay, dignitaries, and
other entertainment throughout the day.
Who: Presented by Wells Fargo Bank, Westfield Topanga and Promenade to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011, from10:00 a.m.to6:00 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga Mall. The Mall is located at 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park.
Why: The event will raise funds to support programs for needy youths at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. With one foot of quarters
equaling $3.25, if the entire mile is filled, $17,160 will have been raised. Last year’s event filled the entire mile, a total of 63,000 quarters!
The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley was founded in 1992 as a response to the local need for safe, healthy, productive activities for youth during non-school hours. There are more than 2,500 members of the Club, and more than 550 youngsters take part in its programs each day at its main site and at Blythe and Reseda Elementary Schools, Canoga Park High School and Tierra del Sol.
The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is located at 7245 Remmet Avenue, Canoga Park, 91303