"Why should you support the YMCA?" I can't answer that for you but I can tell you why I do and just maybe one of my reasons will also resonate with you.
First and foremost, the YMCA and I share a common love for kid's sports. (Come on, you know you do, too.) So many of life's great lessons are learned playing team sports. Of course there are the obvious ones: sportsmanship, conditioning, motor skills but those are secondary to the really important ones like being part of something bigger than yourself - a team, winning gracefully, losing gracefully, never quitting, putting forth ALL of your effort and helping teammates learn new skills. That's the good stuff.
Oh, and by the way, at the Y, ONE out of every 5 kids is on scholarship . ..but you'll never know which one .. . now that's how it should be. That's what your donation does.
Here's another one, at the Forsyth County Family YMCA, we have an incredible summer camp experience for the children in our community. It is amazing. Hundreds of kids show up every day in the summer for a life changing camp (WINNER OF THE BEST OF FORSYTH – BEST DAY CAMP 2 YEARS IN A ROW. Many of these kids wouldn’t be able to afford this camp, so with your donations, we provide scholarships to many. Can you imagine being 12 years old – on summer break – and sitting at home with nothing to do? PLEASE donate to send kids to camp this summer.
Please help me reach my goal of $2,000 and beyond. I am counting on you to make a difference in a child’s life this summer!
Every dollar donated to the WHY IT MATTERS Annual Giving Campaign has a lasting impact on the people of metro Atlanta by ensuring that no one is turned away from the Y -- regardless of ability to pay.
Please join me and support the Y by making a donation today. Your gift will truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need the Y most.