Annual Campaign UpdateOur Copley-Price Family YMCA has raised $236,188 — that's
104% percent of our goal! Thanks to all who donated so we can continue
the much needed work in our local communities.
March 15, 2016
WHAT IT IS & WHAT IT DOES
The Annual Campaign is the "lifeblood" of the YMCA and is conducted annually by dedicated volunteers to secure charitable donations from individuals, companies, foundations and community organizations. These funds help to ensure that no one is ever left behind regardless of their financial circumstance. Last year, over 100 community volunteers were able to raise nearly $200,000 to provide programming and scholarships for youth, families and seniors.
Copley-Price Family YMCA is a place where everyone is welcome regardless of race, age, religion or financial standing. We focus specifically on providing children and teens with safe outlets, positive role models and opportunities achieve their full potential.
The Annual Support Campaign is also an opportunity to give back to the community. Copley-Price Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children and families live healthier and more productive lives in spirit, mind and body.
Because of you, our Y remains and grows as a place of HONESTY, CARING, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY for ALL. If you wish to support Copley-Price Family YMCA with an Annual Campaign gift or join as a Campaign Volunteer, please contact Andrew Holets, Community Outreach & Development Director ([email protected], 619-280-9622).
Your gift strengthens OUR community.
The Community's need:At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We are dedicated to reaching out and strengthening kids and families regardless of income across the mid-city neighborhoods including:
- City Heights
- Allied Gardens
- Normal Heights
- North Park
- South Park
- Del Cerro and beyond!
Our Commitment:We are forever committed to never turning away an interested youth, adult, senior or family due to inability to pay. Our YMCA welcomes everyone and is available for everyone, all with the highest quality of programming and services to help strengthen youth, families, seniors and our community. To fit our community needs for the upcoming year, Copley-Price Family YMCA and the annual support campaign provide nearly $500,000 in scholarships to families across mid-city San Diego. This is only possible through your support.
Levels of Giving
$10 per month...
builds confidence and fun by providing four weeks of swim lessons for children in our community.
$25 per month...
makes it possible for a family to become full members of the YMCA and grow strong together.
$50 per month...
sends a child of any age to a Y camp or a City Heights teen to participate in Youth & Government and other leadership programming.
$150 per month...
provides 8 weeks of individualized adaptive wellness programming for 5 members of our community with special needs.
empowering CHANGELooking at a picture of Valerie from 2009, it’s hard to recognize the fit, active woman we see around the Y today. It’s been a long journey, but this woman has achieved what eludes many — weight loss worthy of a People magazine “Half Their Size” feature and a major turnaround in health.
Six years ago, with a health history that listed blood pressure and cholesterol issues, Valerie weighed in at 199 pounds. Looking for help and inspiration, she joined the Y. Her fitness coaches set her up with a structured schedule that worked with her career, and soon, she was hitting the Y five days a week. The pounds started to come off... slowly. Motivated by YMCA water instructors, Valerie stuck with the exercise and began to change her eating habits.
All in all, she’s lost 90 pounds and credits the Y and a solid workout-buddy system for her success. She is now able to able to walk two miles nightly and is a regular at her favorite tai chi, yoga and water aerobics classes. Congratulations, Valerie, for achieving your goals and inspiring those around you!