Each day, the Y works to ensure our community has the support it needs to be its best. I’m proud to be a Y Champion to help give all kids, teens, and families access and opportunity to be a part of the Y – regardless of ability to pay. I am asking you to join me in my efforts to give all people in our community a chance to reach their full potential at the Y.
For more than 160 years, the Y has worked to ensure local kids and teens have the help they need to prepare for kindergarten, stay on-track in school, grow as leaders, and learn how to contribute to a stronger community. Through wellness and hunger relief programs, the Y helps people of all ages stay active and healthy. But, the Y needs your support of the WHY IT MATTERS Annual Giving Campaign to make this possible.
100% of every dollar donated has a lasting impact on the people of metro Atlanta by ensuring the Y’s doors are open to all – regardless of financial ability.
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.
My personal Y story includes a background that starts with memories of swimming at the Y when I was very young. One of the things that touches me most is the work being done to touch every member of the community - from the very young to the seasoned elders. The seasons of giving change from school supply drives during back to school time to blanket drives in the winter to help keep our community warm.
Y am give my time and energy: I am inspired to jump in and fund raise to continue many programs that help those in need
The pairing of our senior citizens with our youth for tutoring
The busing of afterschool students for great homework time really helps many families while providing structure and support - while focusing on increasing literacy, exposure to STEAM activities with a great new lab and funding of a dedicated teacher, and provision of meals in the “backpack full of food” to cover needs of children in families who may otherwise not have enough to eat over the weekend
Book drive to donate to local schools
Scholarships for swim lessons!
This work is so needed and so fulfilling! There is so much to do. As a former camper, camp counselor and camp physician - I truly have benefitted from every stage of organizations that focus on the whole child. I believe in the work being done here and ask you to support me in my efforts to bolster the goals of the YMCA to serve many more. More than a swim and gym... a place to improve the health and wellbeing of us all.