I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the YMCA of Greater Houston. As a volunteer with the the Y, I have seen first-hand how the organization is making a difference in the lives of youth and families in our community.
At the Y, we impact thousands of lives every year through the programs we offer in the areas of eliminating drowning, improving academic performance, eliminating chronic disease and childhood obesity and creating opportunities for social equity. We strive to offer to members of our community an environment that fosters personal growth, leadership skills and healthy relationships.
Your support to our cause makes a true impact, allowing us to help those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to participate in Y programs. Here are some examples of what your gift can do:
$50 Enables two kids to stay active through a session of youth sports
$100 Funds two kids through a session of potentially lifesaving swim lessons
$250 Helps a family grow stronger through a weekend at a YMCA Camp Cullen Family Camp
$500 Supports a teen for a year in a community outreach program
$1,000 Provides a child an entire summer of fun and education at summer day camp
$2,500 Allows 10 kids to achieve more through a month of after school care
$5,000 Sponsors a month of apartment or community outreach programming in an underserved community
We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and neighbors. Please consider making a gift today and support our efforts to strengthen our community through the YMCA.