The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is launching its annual support campaign Monday, March 10, to ensure that everyone in the Fond du Lac area has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
"Throughout Fond du Lac, countless people know the YMCA. But there's so much more to our Y than one might think, said Greg Giles, executive director/CEO of the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. "The Y is more than a gym. It's a cause. As a charity, we're dedicated to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being, and giving back and providing support to our neighbors."
This year, the Fond du Lac YMCA hopes to raise $170,000. Funds raised will ensure individuals and families in need have access to the crucial services the Y provides, giving them the opportunity to participate in programs such as child care, afterschool activities, youth sports, swim lessons, family strengthening activities and more.
Last year, charitable gifts from gracious YMCA donors made it possible for nearly 8,500 children to take part in quality, values-based programs that promote healthy development, 550 kids were able to participate in life changing swim lessons, and over 325 families were able to reconnect and grow together, all through the financial assistance that is offered through annual support campaign funds.
"My Y Week" (March 10-16) is the kick off to the campaign, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact the Y makes within our community. The public is invited to stop into the Fond du Lac Family YMCA during this week to learn more.
For more information about the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and the variety of programs offered and opportunities to participate, stop in at 90 W. Second St., Fond du Lac; call (920) 921-3330; visit us online at www.fdlymca.org; or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
To learn more about how you can support the Y's cause, please contact Kim Laws, Director of Financial Development at (920) 921-3330, ext. 315 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make an online donation to the Y's Annual Support Campaign, go to http://www.fdlymca.org/donate