Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. A spirit of giving is a part of what makes the Y the Y. We’re a community and we lend a hand where we can.
You don't have to have large sums of money to give back. There are lots of ways you can help the Y and its Annual Campaign. First you can VOLUNTEER, if you have enjoyed your time at the Y, why not give that back to someone else? Volunteer and touch someone else's life, share your time or any talents you may have. Have fun helping with awesome events such as the Christmas auctions and Color Runs, or share your skills with our afterschool program. The kids love getting presentations on playing music, painting, or crafts. If you have a talent you want to share share. We can help you find the way! We are all in this together, and you are important to us! Apply to volunteer at the desk!
Another way to give back, and one of the easiest is to SHARE YOUR STORY. Many people don't realize all our YMCA does in their community. Share with them, as much or as little as you like. Maybe you really felt a relief from your crazy day when you got to work out in your fitness class tonight. Maybe your little girl just gained a whole lot of confidence by realizing she no longer needs her floatie to swim. Or maybe you volunteered today and made a friendship with someone new and unexpected. Whatever the case may be, share it, on Facebook, in person, over the phone and more, your Y has so much to offer everyone don't be afraid to let them know!
Donations are great, no matter the amount. We are all in this together, imagine if each person were willing to share a little we could create a lot! The Annual Campaign is supported by many different people, 100% of our Board donates, our staff donate, the local schools get involved, and even little ones donate. We have one little guy who donates some of the change he collects in his piggy bank every year, going on 3 years now. While he may not be giving much, the amount doesn't matter because he is learning to have a giving heart and to help others who may be in need, creating a value that will last a lifetime. Support something you believe makes a difference in the lives of others. If you would like to volunteer at the YMCA please pick up an application at the courtesy desk and share with us your talents, WE COULD USE SOMEONE LIKE YOU!!