Friday, February 4, 2011

Strong Kids Campaign

It's that time of year again! To many people that means different things. At the Middlesex YMCA, that means it's Strong Kids Campaign time.

The Middlesex YMCA is a community of caring people who support families, build character and promote wellness. One of the special ways that we bring our mission to life is through our belief that everyone should have access to the quality programs offered by our YMCA. The Middlesex YMCA awards over $300,000 of financial assistance to families each year. The Strong Kids Campaign is an annual fundraiser whose proceeds benefit our YMCA Open Doors Financial Assistance Program. Donations to the Strong Kids Campaign ensure that all families and children have access to YMCA programs at affordable prices. These donations have made it possible for us to not have to say "no" to families who want their child to spend a summer outdoor with friends, learn to swim or spend time with a caring adult role model.

In these uncertain economic times, we are proud of the fact that the YMCA has been able to continuously offer financial assistance in an effort to make quality programs available to all members of our community. We are grateful that we have a dedicated staff team who brings our mission to life every day in our community and through our many YMCA programs. Last year, YMCA staff donated over $13,000 to ensure families access to Y programs at affordable prices. We are also grateful to have the support of so many generous business partners throughout our community such as Citizens Bank, Liberty Bank, A & A Office Systems, Best Cleaners, Comcast, Daniels Oil, Suburban Office Products and May, Bonee & Walsh. Thank you to our business partners for standing with the Y in this important cause!

Are you feeling inspired to help? There are so many ways you can contribute to our campaign.

  • Become a donor! Your gift to the Strong Kids Campaign is tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes straight to families who need financial assistance.
  • Become a volunteer! The Y is always looking for people who will volunteer to help with the campaign and speak about our cause.
  • Ask others to become involved! Do you know someone who can donate to our campaign or does the company you work for donate to charitable causes? Let us know if we can make a connection in the community.
  • Participate in our Strong Kids Campaign Dodgeball Tournament! Register a team to participate in this fundraiser that benefits our campaign. It's only $5.00 per person. Please click here for more information and a registration form.
We are proud of the work of our YMCA but we can not do it alone! Please consider supporting our Strong Kids Campaign. For more information,to make a donation or volunteer for our campaign, please contact Bob Spencer at 860.343.6232 or

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