GIVING FOR A BETTER US
The YMCA Begins Its Annual Campaign to Help Our Communities in Need
On February 1st , 2016, the YMCA of Orange County and its association of YMCAs, including the YMCA of Riverside County and the San Gabriel Valley YMCA, are kicking off its Annual Campaign to ensure that everyone in the communities we serve has access to local programs and resources supporting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, regardless of ability to pay.
The YMCA of Orange County gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow, and thrive. From afterschool childcare to parent/child programs, to disease prevention to athletics, camp to special needs assistance, everything the Y does helps strengthen our neighborhood and the people who live here. Last year, charitable gifts from donors made it possible for the YMCA of Orange County to serve over 76,000 people with over 1 million dollars in contributions.
When community members support the YMCA Annual Campaign, they support mothers like Aimee, an Orange County Afterschool program parent.
“As a full-time worker, part-time student, part time volunteer teacher, and a single mother of two small children, I cannot express my sincere gratitude to you for making this possible. The financial assistance and support you provided has helped my family and I tremendously in this time of need,” says Aimee.
This year will mark the first time that the Riverside County YMCA will help contribute to the goals of the Association and hopes to raise $35,000. 100% of donations received will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in Riverside County. The YMCA’s goal is to turn no one away due to their inability to pay for their life-changing programs.
Several community events will take place from February through March at YMCA branches to support this campaign. Click here for more information about your nearest Riverside County location. Also check out our Facebook events pages to see upcoming Campaign events and find out how you can participate! Riverside County Orange County San Gabriel Valley
To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Dolores Marikian, Vice President of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ymcaoc.org/campaign for more information or donate to your community here.