CARBONDALE – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois (BGCSI) has launched its Blue Door Reopen Campaign. This fundraising initiative aims to raise $200,000, allowing BGCSI to reopen its doors and resume serving the youth of Carbondale and Marion.

For over 20 years, the BGCSI has served as a cornerstone of the community, providing a safe haven for children. The clubs offer educational programs, positive mentorship, and a space where kids can simply be themselves in a thriving environment.

The campaign kicked off April 18 and will run through May 15. The BGCSI Board of Directors will be reaching out to community members to request their support.

How You Can Help:

  • Donate: Visit our website, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois – (, to donate securely online.
  • Spread the Word: Share our campaign information with your friends, family, and network.
  • Learn More: Visit our website for detailed campaign information and the impact of your contribution.

Together, we can reach our $200,000 goal and reopen the Blue Doors! While this campaign allows BGCSI to reopen, ongoing support through annual fundraising is crucial to sustain operations for both clubs.

With your help, BGCSI can unlock a future of opportunity for Southern Illinois youth. Join BGCSI on this journey to reopen the Blue Doors and reignite the spark of learning, growth, and potential.