Each day, the Y works to ensure our community has the support it needs to be its best. I'm blessed to have been a part of the Northwest Family Y for the past 10 years and I have seen life after life transformed through opportunities our Y has given to members of our community.
Most people know the Y provides a place to work out and enjoy group exercise classes, sports coaching, and summer camps. But do you know the Northwest Family Y feeds over 300 kids a day during school breaks (16,955 in 2018 alone)? These are kids that are on free or reduced lunches during school who may not have access to lunch during the school breaks. Do you know that the Northwest Family Y has a mentoring program for at-risk youth to increase their chance of overcoming difficult life challenges? Do you know the Northwest Y offers scholarships for life-saving swim lessons for kids whose families may not be able to afford it? These are just a few of my favorite life-changing services that our Y provides.
You know, member dues pay to keep the lights on and equipment working. But, being a charitable non-profit organization, the Y relies on donations from people like you and me to help others in our community, especially children, reach their full potential. My goal is to raise $1000 through our WHY IT MATTERS Annual Giving Campaign. 100% of every dollar donated has a lasting impact on the families right here in our community.
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.