Please let me tell you more about those four reasons although I could probably list ten more....
1. WATER SAFETY (Building Confidence & Saving Lives)
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 - 14, and youth of color are ten times more likely to drown. We are working to ensure every child, teen, and family member in our community learn to swim.
2. TEEN PROGRAMS (Helping Teens: Learn, Grow, & THRIVE)
Coweta county is sixth among counties in opioid abuse, and an estimated 54 % of local teens agree that prescription drugs abuse is also a problem. Summit Family YMCA partners with local non-profits to offer free memberships to eighth graders to encourage them to live healthy and connect with others in a safe environment.
3. SUMMER DAY CAMP (Keeping children in camp & not home alone)
The median household income in Coweta County is $ 65,000 and the average cost of childcare in Georgia is $ 6500 (10% of a family's income) which makes quality summer care out of reach financially for many families. One in four campers receive financial assistance @ Summit YMCA.
4. SENIOR MEMBERSHIP (Supporting Health at Every Age)
One third of senior households have no money left over each month or are in debt after meeting essential expenses. At the Summit Family YMCA 332 seniors require financial assistance to belong. Membership at the Y helps seniors fight loneliness, isolation, combat disease and aging and live their passion and purpose at any age.
I love the YMCA and what it stands for and could go on and on with reasons why to donate but I know your time is precious. If you have a beating heart and blood running through your veins how can you not want to GIVE. Please be a part of something bigger, and don't let this opportunity pass you...
Help make a real difference and click the DONATE NOW button directly under my picture and give. I thank you, the kids thank you, your conscience thanks you. Now don't you feel better...
Thank you for your support and God Bless!
Tori Densmore Yearta