Building Change & Changing Lives Strong Kids Campaign volunteers celebrated reaching 56% of our $280,000 goal tonight. Before the teams reported, Co-Chair Cheryl Gorman asked all in attendance to introduce themselves and share what each did since last week to build support for our Y kids and families.

Then we watched this video.

Doing so certainly affirmed why Rev. Amos and Joan talked about how they asked members of their churches to give a sacrificial gift.

Marianna was inspired after last week's Kick-Off to raise her personal goal from $1,300 to $6,000. She told the story how by sharing the opportunity to give with her family, they offered a major gift that will be matched by their parent company.

Patti let everyone know how she has a Facebook campaign where she draws a Thank You picture for everyone that donates.

And, Gloria started an Opportunity Drawing with a grand prize of $1,000.

We heard over fifty voices tonight who all shared the importance of doing something to support a Y experience for kids and families living in San Diego County's most critical community.

I want to invite you to make a gift, then tell your Y story to others that will join this joyful journey to our $280,000 goal.

Don't miss next weeks report meeting on March 7 - dinner is served at 6:00 pm!