Several months ago, I was asked to join the board at my local YMCA branch (the Buckhead Y). I figured that--if I joined--the best thing to happen would be that I'd actually use my membership and start going more often to work out. I was wrong. On several levels.
Instead, what's happened is that I've been exposed to an incredible organization that does amazing work for local kids and families. This Y provides more than treadmills and Zumba classes--it delivers:
- after-school enrichment programs for over 100 kids in local Title 1 schools, including STEAM labs, reading development, homework help, nutritious food, and a lot of fun;
- water-safety training for over 1000 people in a city with lots of kids living in apartment complexes containing pools and no lifeguards;
- hundreds of scholarships for kids who couldn't otherwise participate in day camps and sports camps year-round.
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.