Their Story Most people think of the YMCA as a great place to work out or swim, but it is so much more. Just ask Isaiah, Deanea, Mahogany or any one of the people that have had their story transformed at the YMCA. The YMCA is providing them and more than 50,000 people in Western North Carolina a place where they can learn, play, and grow through programs and activities that build valuable skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
The Strong Kids Campaign provides support making it possible for the children, families, and individuals facing economic, medical and emotional hardships to participate in YMCA programs that might not otherwise be available to them.
In 2009, more than 3,900 people received financial assistance or scholarship. For all program subsidies and support, the YMCA provided a total of $1.88 million for those in need during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. It is a common misconception that membership and program revenue solely fund programs and access for those in need.
It is actually your contribution that ensures that the YMCA has the ability to serve those less fortunate in our community. Every dollar raised goes directly to those who need it most. Your contribution can TRANSFORM THEIR STORY INTO A GREAT FUTURE.
For more information contact: Dana Davis, Director of Financial Development (828) 210-9656
What's Your YMCA Story? Please share by commenting to this post, we would love to hear your story!