FOR A BETTER US
Did you know that no one is ever turned away from the Y due to inability to pay? This special promise means that every child and family will have an opportunity to participate in the Y regardless of their household or personal income. This remarkable commitment by the Y is made possible by the generous contributions of our members and friends who, like you, believe in the Y’s ability to help strengthen the lives of kids and families in our community. The first Y in the United States opened on December 29, 1851, in Boston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, the Y has offered physical, educational and spiritual opportunities for both children and adults. Throughout the organization’s history and through their rich Christian heritage, The Y has been taking care of our people and communities by providing:
- a place for positive physical activity
- a "home away from home" for military members while on leave
- an inexpensive and safe place for a visitor to stay in an unfamiliar city
- Organized Youth Sports Clinics
- Child Care
- Summer Camp
- Family Assistance during the Holidays
- Swim Lessons
- Youth Role Models
- Free Meals for Youth
Y experiences help children develop valuable skills, gain confidence, and build self-esteem. Each of these programs help young people develop important values such as honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, which serve as the foundation from which good decisions can be made for the rest of their lives.
While the economy appears to be improving, there is still significant need for support. Our goal is to raise $55,000 to support our programs such as Y-CAP, our Afterschool & Summer Feeding Programs, and providing financial assistance to kids and families from our community so they can experience the positive values and sense of belonging made possible by the Y. We need your help to achieve it. Your gift does more than help kids get involved-it serves as a call to action to others who recognize your devotion and commitment to the Y’s mission. This is a powerful statement on behalf of the Y and one I hope you can take advantage of. Our Annual Support Campaign, For a Better Us, is one way to do so.
Invest in our community. Make a gift to the Y today.