Although I have only been part of the North Suburban YMCA family for a brief period, its deep rooted philosophy of personal wellness and community mindfulness have been at the forefront of my personal and professional paths ever since graduating from Springfield College 25- years ago. Building a stronger community is a cause that has been paramount throughout my career.
That’s why I am proud to assist the YMCA in their fundraising efforts.
Last year the North Suburban YMCA provided out of school learning time to 766 youth of which 145 were granted financial assistance totaling over $280,000. During the summer months 257 local teens received free summer memberships and benefitted from our Teen Programming. Our youth sport programs also serviced over 600 youth of which 25% received financial assistance totaling nearly $40,000.
The YMCA has a long standing philosophy to not let financial limitations impact an individual’s wellness goal. Last year the North Suburban YMCA gave assistance to 960 members which had a financial value of over $275,000.
You know the challenges that we face in our community. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.
But where society falls short, the YMCA and you and I can step in. Together we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people throughout Greater Boston who will turn to us for encouragement and support.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the YMCA today in support of our efforts to strengthen community. 100% of every dollar donated to the YMCA’s annual campaign stays local. Your kind gift will build a better us by ensuring that the our doors are open to all.
Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please join me and give today.
Thank you for your consideration!