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Helping youth become responsible, caring, productive citizens and to acquire life skills is the main focus of these programs.

Stocking Drive

The giving season is the perfect time to support Our Kids! We are having our 2016 Stocking Drive at the Brigade to bring a little Holiday cheer to our youth in New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow counties. Suggested donation items include books, stuffed animals, matchbox cars, gloves or mittens, art supplies, hats or scarves, card games, candy, small Lego sets, stickers, coloring books, yo-yo’s, nail polish/kits, and $5 gift cards. If you or your company would be interested in participating, please email Mackenzie Hopkins for a registration form. All stocking stuffers can be dropped off at 2759 Vance Street, Wilmington 28412 between now and December 8th.

Our Christmas Wish List

  As we gather with friends to toast the season, please consider donating a gift for Our Kids at-risk at the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.
The Brigade Boys & Girls Club offers after-school and summer camp to 2,500 youth and teens in New Hanover, Pender & Onslow Counties.
Brigade programs target academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development for at-risk youth & teens ages 5-18. You can help sustain our programs in the areas of Health & Life Skills, Sports & Fitness and The Arts.
Cooking Supplies: Bowls, Utensils, Measuring cups, Mixers, Baking Pans
Sewing Supplies: Needles, Thread, Sewing Machines, Project Kits, Scissors
Art Supplies: Paints, Brushes, Easels, Drawing Paper, Canvases
Sporting Supplies: Balls (all types), Bats, Pinnies, Jump Ropes, Hula Hoops

Annual Appeal

As we embark on the Holiday Season, it is a time to give thanks, host family gatherings, exchange gifts and share stories of the past year. At the Brigade Boys & Girls Club, many of Our Kids will not experience the Holiday season in the same spirit. We greatly appreciate and give thanks to all of our donors, volunteers, mentors, sponsors, tutors and friends that we have acquired over the past 120 years of inspiring youth in our community. As we reflect on our year, we would like to share a few of our stories with you and hope that you will consider making a donation to help us continue our legacy of providing a safe, educational and caring environment for Our Kids in need.


The main focus of these programs is to help youth become responsible, caring, productive citizens and to acquire life skills


These programs help youth create aspirations and goals for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.


These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills in crafts and visual, performing and literary arts.