this season of giving—giving thanks, giving gifts, giving love—we are reminded
of how fortunate we are here at the Y to have such an amazing community. Our Y
is dedicated to strengthening individuals and families through programs that
build a healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL. We believe that everyone in our
community deserves to be healthy and have access to our services, but as a
nonprofit we need your help to make that happen.
needs of our community outweigh the resources we have to offer. Last year alone
we provided financial assistance to 300 families totaling more than $200,000. This
assistance helped ensure that financial status didn’t stand in the way of children
having a safe place to go while their parents were at work; of individuals
finding healthy outlets and getting needed support to battle chronic disease or
mental health issues; and of families spending quality time
together—strengthening bonds and improving lives.
addition to addressing financial needs, we are also implementing important
educational initiatives that promote healthier decisions and lifestyles. This
fall we launched The Y Kids Fitness Program—offering a fun approach to fitness
through exercise classes for elementary-age children, as well as the CATCH
(Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Program—promoting physical activity and
healthy food choices for our preschool students. And in 2017, we will launch
the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to impact the prevalence of the disease through
programming for individuals who are pre-diabetic.
Y can do more and we can serve more, but we cannot do it alone. Will you help
us? Whether you can give $5 or $500, your gift will make a difference. Please
give whatever you can to help us impact lives.
a better community. For a better us.