Lake County Central Y announces the launch of its annual giving campaign that raises funds for the mission work of the Y by assisting individuals and families getting a YMCA membership. Lake County Y does not turn anyone away for his or her inability to pay and the campaign helps to sustain that commitment.
Lake County Y Executive Director and CEO Richard Bennett commented, “Last year we subsidized nearly $900,000 of membership and program assistance for individuals and families. We count on the generosity of our membership and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift has a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.”
Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need it most. Each branch runs its own campaign so funds come directly to the branches based on donor’s wishes. Any undesignated donations go to the Metro Office to be used to help any branch that needs additional support to fulfill its mission. In 2017, the Central Y served 4,600 youth and families with financial assistance.
The annual fund is volunteer-driven to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefits of the Y and has access to its facilities, programs, childcare services and camping experiences. At the Central Y, the annual campaign funds youth programs including the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, Y Bulling Training Program in elementary school, Broadmoor School Before and After School Program, Jr. high student Achievers Club, high school student Leaders Club, and Academy Club at Harvey High School.
“We appreciate every one in the community that gives to the Y. With your support we enhance the quality of life for thousands of children, families and seniors. Last year we had 355 donors give to the campaign and we are seeking to have more than 400 donors this year. We‘re calling on everyone to Join The Cause to raise our ability to serve anyone seeking to participate in Y programs,” said Dale Nissley, Lake County Central Y Branch Executive.
Those interested in donating to the Lake County Central Y annual giving campaign can make a tax-deductible contribution by contacting the Lake County Central Y at 440-352-3303 or by going online at Lake County YMCA.
About the Y
The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information visit the Lake County Y online (Lake County YMCA) and follow us on Facebook.
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