I raise money for the YMCA because the Y makes a difference in the lives of people every single day. 100% of the money given goes directly to someone who needs it and it stays in our community.
The D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek responds to the unique needs of our community by providing services and programs that focus on critical areas of need. From Apartment Outreach Programs to Drowning Prevention Initiatives to Early Care and Resident Camp opportunities, DBMY offered almost $300k in scholarships last year alone.
One particular program I am passionate about is our Apartment Outreach Program. We care for almost 50 kiddos every day after school at the Ashford Santa Cruz Apartment Complex. This program is free of charge to all who participate and provides healthy snacks, homework assistance, literacy and STEM components and best of all, mentorship and love for the children who attend. Many of these children come from families where Mom/Dad work mupltiple jobs, leaving the kids to fend for themselves. The Y provides a safe place, in a not so safe neighborhood, for the little ones to go every day. We support these families in many ways:
- YMCA Operation Backpack provides all the children and their siblings with brand new backpacks and school supplies to start the school year.
- YMCA Angel Tree provides all the children a fabulous and fun Christmas party every year, with gifts for each child.
- We send 10 children from this program to our resident camp, YMCA Camp Cullen each year. This experience is once in a lifetime for these kids. From family style meals, to sleeping in a cabin withtheir friends, horseback riding and swimming in Lake Livingston...you should see the joy on their faces while they are there!
- An after school program on-site, every day of the school year.
Will you join me in supporting the children and families of Ashford Santa Cruz?
$50 Provides one child from our Outreach Program with gifts for Christmas
$100 supports one child for one month at our Outreach Program
$500 Will send one child from Ashford Santa Cruz to Camp Cullen this summer for a full week of camp
$1000 Will buy a brand new backpack and school supplies for all 50 kids at the program
$2500 Sends 5 kids to Camp Cullen for a full week of resident camp
$5000 Pays for an entire month of programming at our Outreach site for all 50 kids
Please consider making a gift today.