Boys and Girls club scam

Regarding door-to-door solicitations

We have been alerted of several instances of people going door-to-door soliciting donations for Boys & Girls Club. We ask that you decline any door-to-door solicitations made by anyone claiming to represent Boys & Girls Club of Rochester. Our policy is that we do NOT solicit funds door to door. If you believe you are being scammed, please contact the police. We have made the Rochester Police Department aware of the situation.

If we do have fundraisers in public areas (if our teens’ Keystone Club holds a car wash, for example) you will be made fully aware of our involvement through staff presence, signage, receipts, or other methods to show you that your investment will be going directly to Boys & Girls Club of Rochester. If you want to find out more about us or any nonprofit organization, we recommend online resources like Charity Navigator or Charities Review Council to research nonprofits before giving. Charities Review Council has great information here on how to be an informed donor.

We are sorry and disappointed that Boys & Girls Club of Rochester is being misrepresented in this way. We hope that those of you who currently invest in Club will continue to do so with the utmost confidence in our organization. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We are happy to share with you the great work we do for Rochester’s youth.

Thank you,

Jodi Millerbernd, Executive Director

On a personal note, anytime I have a door to door solicitor, I like to take a picture as I answer the door.  Then if they do not have a solicitors license, it is easy for the police to end the practice.

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