FAQ’s

  1. Are you a non-profitYes, we are a non-profit, 501c3 organization.  Our employer identification number is 27-3851696
  2. Do you have any paid staffNo, but we do pay our coordinators a stipend to plan and manage our afterschool initiatives.  The Eagles Nest Coordinator is Certified in First Aid and CPR as well as training is offered yearly to volunteers.
  3. Where is your office and what is your phone number?  We do not have an office or business phone number.  You can get in touch with us by calling our program director, program coordinator, Debbie Goldenberg @ bellaireyouthcenter@gmail.com , or go to “contact us’ on the home page and email a member of the Board of Directors.
  4. Are you a religious based organization? No, we are an independent, non profit organization.
  5. How are you financed?  We get our funds from grants, and donations from local businesses, churches, and independent donors in the community.
  6. How do I become a volunteerSee ‘contact us’ on the home page and contact Debbie Goldenberg, 231-676-2393 or bellaireyouthcenter@gmail.com.
  7. Do you have a summer program?  Yes, but no individual initiatives. We offer Feed the Children, free lunches during weekdays in the summer and we co-sponsored with the Juniper Garden Club and Bellaire Rotary, a Student Garden at the John R. Rodger Elementary School.
  8. How do I donate?  We welcome donations of money, time (volunteering) and physical items. Monetary donations can be made by check, mailing to Bellaire Youth Intitiative, PO Box 385, Bellaire, MI 49615.  You can donate a general donation, donate  for a specific event, or designate a particular use.  Please contact Dee Lynch, Vice President & Fundraising at rlynch4765@aol.com or call 231-377-7077.
  9.  What is the most urgent financial need?  Our most urgent financial requirement is continued donations for paying our Initiative Coordinators.  Grants tend to pay for snacks and supplies! Large percent of donations are designated for programs and activities.
  10. How do I enroll my childSee ‘Forms’, and/or contact Debbie Goldenberg at at bellaireyouthcenter@gmail.com or 231-676-2393.

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