OUR GOAL: $218,000
EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE$100 teaches a child or adult to swim, a lifelong skill that improves self-esteem
$250 provides a week at summer camp for two children, discovering and appreciating the outdoors.
$500 allows three children with special needs to participate at camp, developing relationships and experiencing inclusion with the support of staff aides.
$1,000 develops a teenager’s passion for civic engagement and leadership.
$2,500 ensures a local elementary school benefits from outdoor recreational activities and the children benefit from an active lifestyle
TestimonialAnnual Campaign enables our YMCA to impact the community through youth development, a focus on healthy living and with a sense of social responsibility. The impact is evident in many personal stories.
"I am writing to let you know that my autistic son had enrolled in Adventure Camp this summer and had a wonderful aide for him. My son had a great time and as a mother of a special needs child, I'm so relieved that he is well taken care of.
The aide was great at communicating his progress and I could tell that they built a great rapport together. She even taught him songs that he loves to sing. When he had behavioral issues, she worked through it and it was a positive experience for him to experience a great summer at the YMCA. You've done a great job in creating an inclusive environment that is fun and caring for all children.
Thanks so much!"
YMCA Inclusion Parent