Thank you for taking the time to read my message about how my YMCA is making a difference.
Every year we fundraise to give opportunities for those in our community that need assistance. Right now we have 100 children in our afterschool Enrichment program; a program that is free for them and providing a pathway to escape systemic poverty. This program is fully supported through the generosity of members like you. When they arrive at our YMCA, they work with volunteers and staff to complete their homework, participate in STEAM actvities, learn to play tennis or swim, and much more.
Our Afterschool Enrichment program costs $13/child, $2,470 a year per child, $1,300 per day to run the program.
Camp/Scholarships costs $185 a week for tranditional camp, $100 per child for a sports season
Safety Around Water costs $100 per child, our goal is to serve 1,000 children this year.
Two other causes we raise money to support is our Safety Around Water Program and Camp/Sport scholarships. Our Safety Around Water program serves nearby apartment complexes to offer free swim lessons to prevent unguarded pool drownings. This program doesn't require any waivers, registrations, or any other barrier to prevent someone from being able to participate. Scholarships are provided for our children to participate in camp and sports, an experience most of us grew up being provided.
I give and support our YMCA because I believe everyone deserves a chance to reach their full potential.
Please join me and support the Y with a gift today.