When you stop and think about the YMCA, what comes to mind?
Did you know that the most frequent answer is: a gym and a pool? While it’s true that the Y, and in particular the Middlesex Y, boasts two swimming pools and impressive gym facilities, there is so much more to our story.
Since 1886, the Middlesex Y has been instrumental in providing positive, healthy, life-changing opportunities and accessibility for all who seek to reach their full potential. The Middlesex Y has and continues to serve the community through its programs and services, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Each year, more than 11,250 youth, families and residents participate in programs such as Kids Korner, Camp Ingersoll, Barracuda Swim Team, Youth Fitness and Exercise, special Family Nights and Events, Therapeutic Mentoring, Personal Fitness and Housing for Men.
For many individuals and families, these life changing programs would not be accessible without financial assistance. Fortunately, the Middlesex Y has never turned anyone away due to lack of funds. This has always been, and remains true today, thanks to our generous donors. Each year, more than $300,000 is given to our community members to ensure that each and every person who wants to participate is able to.
March 1st marks the official kickoff of our 2012 Community Support Campaign. During the month, members of the Y community (Board members, staff and community volunteers) will be sharing their Y stories, and the tremendous impact our Y has on kids, families and individuals every day, with others. We want to share the good work of the Middlesex Y.
During this time, we also ask you, our members, donors, friends and participants to join us. As a non-profit organization, the Middlesex Y relies on generous contributions from you, ensuring that all of our programs remain accessible to all.
To learn more about how you can contribute to the Middlesex Y’s 2012 Community Support Campaign, please visit: www.midymca.org/giving.html or contact Jessica Carso, Director of Development at 860-343-6254 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also invite you to share your Y story with us! Send along your story to Jessica via email. Stories submitted may be used in our communications and outreach materials.
There’s more to tell…stay tuned for another Community Support post soon!