Hello, I'm Irene Ashby and I'm the Group Exercise Coordinator of the G. Cecil Pruett Community Family YMCA and the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are from attending the YMCA with my family. Shortly after moving to GA in 2001, I was so excited to see the Y was coming to Canton, and I wanted to be a part of it. I have now been with the Y for 15 years and my life will be forever blessed by the wonderful friendships I have made here.
Each day, the Cherokee County YMCA's work to ensure our community has the support it needs to be the BEST. I’m proud to be a Y Champion and to help give ALL kids, teens, families’ and seniors access and opportunity to be a part of the Y – regardless of ability to pay. We love Cherokee County and want to continue to do our part to strengthening our communities through our programs! 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.
The campaign will raise $5 million so that we can award scholarships to any person who wants to be a part of the Y this year. 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. The Cherokee County YMCA's have made sure 3,600 kids had a safe, active, and fun summer Day Camp. Over 200 children in foster care received free access to our Y programs and membership. Over 250 kids learned life-saving water safety skills in swim lessons. Over 3,000 kids received healthy lunches during the summer and winter breaks at the Y.Over 3,000 kids received healthy lunches during the summer and winter breaks at the Y. We served over 1,000 seniors and had programs and activities that help them gain a sense of community and kept them active through Y programs, like the Parkinson's Foundation. 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 Cherokee County by ensuring the Y’s doors are open to ALL – regardless of financial ability. ANY amount helps! No amount is too small to make an impact. You CAN make a tremendous difference in the work we do by being one of my first donors.
Please, join me, by helping my team, and I, reach our goals to 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 in Cherokee County.
If you would like to be Y Champion, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com