Friday, February 1, 2013

Community Supporting Community

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Take Ali Carter for example.  Ali, 4, is in her second year of preschool at the Y and has found a true passion and talent for swimming.  Ali's dad proudly explains, "Ali enjoys swim day the most! Since she started swimming she’s excelled, and already swims without 'floaties.' Ali wears her blue goggles everywhere--to the store, out to eat, around the house. It's funny, but also a true testament to how much she loves swim class. Bath time is now swim time for her too. She has me watch as she holds her breath under water for as long as she can. She is very proud of what she can do; her confidence in the water has grown by leaps and bounds."

Ali’s ability to participate in the Y’s preschool swim class is made possible by the generosity of our donors. I hope you will consider joining us in supporting the Middlesex Y’s 2013 Community Support Campaign. Your contribution will directly impact Ali, her classmates and children like them.  Your gift not only introduces them to the water, possibly sparking a passion and natural talent, but also provides a vital, life-saving skill. 

Your gift will make a meaningful and enduring impact supporting our fellow community members, providing them with valuable and vital opportunities that would otherwise not be possible without donors like you.
If you would like to donate, visit our secure online donation site:

Want to learn more about our Community Support Campaign and meet some of the recipients of your generosity?  Join us on Thursday, February 7th from 6-8pm at Middlesex Community College's Chapman Hall for our kick-off event.  Food, kids activities, testimonials, music, a raffle basket and "Buy a Y" opportunities. RSVP to Jessica Carso at or (860) 343-6232.  Ali will be there and we hope you will be too!

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