Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County

Boys & Girls Clubs

of Barron County


It Just Takes  One 


Our organization has endured meaningful disruption this year in the form of multiple unanticipated challenges, and those challenges will not simply vanish in 2021. More importantly, our youth have experienced educational disruptions with added social, mental, and economic stressors that will impact them for years to come. But obstacles generate solutions and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County are doing whatever it takes to help kids succeed. This includes shifting our focus to help with learning loss, homework help, virtual learning, providing trauma-informed care, mental health support, and an ability to cope. There is no doubt we are having a measurable positive impact on the kids we serve. 


“With your investment, we will continue to positively impact the lives of more young people, especially those that need us most. And, we will keep them safe, learning and growing in our clubs through the most critical years of their development,” says Chad Thompson.  


“It Just Takes One to champion for young people to have positive experiences and opportunities.” Andrew Krahenbuhl


“It Just Takes One caring adult to empower a child with character, strength and hope for the future.” Randy Drost, District Administrator at Rice Lake Area School District


“It Just Takes One to make a difference and build great futures.” Dr. Barry Rose, Superintendent at Cumberland Area School dIstrict 


Your commitment and continued support ensure that “great futures” start here - at Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County. 


Thank you for your generosity!


Andrew Krahenbuhl, Board President

Chad Thompson, Executive Director

We also want to thank Diamond Designs by Bodis for their generous donation of a $100 gift card to all donors who donate $200 dollars or more.








"The Rice Lake Community Health Foundation has provided the opportunity to match your donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County. If you would like your donation matched at a rate of 150% please make your check out to "Rice Lake Community Health Foundation" and include "for BGC Barron County" in the memo section of your check. Your $100 donation will become $250!" 


  1. Clicking the donate button above to make a secure online donation.

  2. Mailing your check to Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County, P.O. Box 734, Rice Lake, WI 54868. Please indicate "IJTO" in the memo portion of your check.

  3. Bringing your check (or cash) to any of our Club locations throughout Barron County. All checks should be made payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County.


Any amount is appreciated. Please remember that all donations are tax deductible.


If you have any questions regarding our It Just Takes One campaign, please call Chad Thompson at 715-736-7445.


Your support is greatly needed!


The federal stimulus package contains an onetime above the line deduction for contributions of up to

$300 made to qualifying charities. All taxpayers are eligible to take the deduction, even people who

use the standard deduction. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be

claimed on tax forms next year. As our conventional revenue streams are being significantly

disrupted, we need your help. Please consider donating today during this critical time

through our online giving platform:

Whatever It Takes To Build Great Futures
Whatever It Takes To Build Great Futures...

 "To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their dreams and full potential as caring, productive, and responsible citizens.” 

Our Mission

Call Us: 715-736-7445  /  /  P.O. Box 734 Rice Lake, WI 54868

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