The Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA makes a huge impact in our local community --- every day.
As some of you know, I had the privilege of joining the Ed Isakson YMCA as a board member this past year. When I joined, I was looking to make a local impact on the children and families in our community. Little did I know that in a few short months our lives would be forever changed by the corona pandemic. Although this pandemic has changed the way we work and live, for some individuals and families the impact has left them unemployed, without child care, isolated, and/or hungry.
Even before this pandemic, the Y worked to ensure that our community had the support it needed to be its best. Today, that work and support is more important than ever. Currently, the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA is focused on providing safe and accessible childcare for our essential workers, arranging food donations both directly by giving food "backpacks" to families and on a larger scale by partnering with local food banks, and championing Operation REACH to connect with our senior members and vulnerable groups to provide individualized resources and support.
I am 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.
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.
Gives a Foster Family a place to build a better mind, body, and spirit with a membership to the YMCA
Provides a scholarship for a child to have a safe, fun, and engaging summer at Y day camp
Provides a teen with the opportunity to develop critical life and leadership skills in our teen leadership program
Gives a chid the chance to build self-confidence and learn how to be a part of a team with a Y youth sports scholarship
Provides a child with valuable and potentially lifesaving water safety skills with a scholarship for swim lessons
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.