A few years ago a woman with 2 kids came into my Y. They were living in a shelter and the mom was looking for a safe place for her children to play and engage with other kids their age while she worked out to relieve stress. She had just left an abusive environment and was taking the brave steps of starting over to provide a different life for her kids and herself. I couldn't imagine how hard her life had been up to that point and how hard it must have been to ask for help. Because of the generous donations from our Why it Matters Annual Campaign, I was able to set her up with a Y membership and talk to her about summer camps and programs for her kids.
Each year my YMCA raises money to help families in our community. All of the donations we receive stay within our Y, supporting families in need by sending kids to camp, teaching kids Safety Around Water, providing lunches to kids when school is out, and providing farm fresh fruits and vegetables to those who live in the food deserts in our area. Join me as we work to remove barriers so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to live, grow and thrive!
IT'S AMAZING WHAT ONE GIFT CAN DO! With your gift, you will help people move forward. The Y provides the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. Become a Y champion! Please join me and support the Y with your gift today.