Hello and Welcome! Thank you for stopping in to see for yourself why I am so very passionate about the WHY IT MATTERS campaign!
Did you know that the likelihood of a child drowning can be reduced by 88 percent with formal swim lessons and that drowning deaths can be almost, always preventable? At the YMCA, we believe every child should be afforded the opportunity to save their own lives and others by learning how to stay safe around water.
Most of you know that one of my greatest passions is swimming. Last February, I became a member of the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead to take swim lessons. Little did I know that I would fall in love with the facility and the amazing, magnetizing staff which led me to discover the impact the YMCA has in our community.
Later that year, in the spring and summer I drank the kool-aid. I volunteered as a camp and sports counselor, then got more involved as a Site Coordinator and now I hold the position of Financial Development Director, whose sole responsibility is to raise funds for our Why It Matters campaign.
Anyone who knows me well is assured that I will give my all to develop a plan in which we all can be our best selves and anchor into our passions. People and Swimming are the two things in my life that I always feel once I have invested the necessary time, it proves to be rewarding and improves my sense of well being.
This is my plight! I need you to help me to give every child and teen the chance to save themselves or someone else’s life should they have an unintended entry into the water. My goal is to provide strong and practical awareness for our children in our community to learn how to be safe around water.
The Y has worked to ensure that our local kids and teens have the help they need. But, the Y needs your support of the WHY IT MATTERS Annual Giving Campaign to make this possible for our underserved communities who otherwise would not have the opportunity to swim in a safe space.
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 social or 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 the most.
As a commitment to this cause, I donated $1,000.00 this year to sponsor swim lessons for kids and teens from the poorest parts of our city. I am asking you to give what’s in your heart to give. It is a privilege for me to have the resources to take swim lessons but it is life or death when a child who has never been exposed to safety around water due to their family’s social and economical mobility.
Once you make your donation to the Why It Matters campaign, pause and take a quick assessment of how you feel. I promise you one thing, you will feel an immediate sense of euphoria because you have just done something that will change a child’s life and impact their future in a way you could never imagine possible.