My journey at the YMCA began a little over a year ago as a volunteer and shortly thereafter I became a permanent part-time employee. What the Y offers and provides to families in our community is far beyond what I knew possible prior to becoming involved. Each and every day that I walk into the Y a smile appears on my face to match those that surround me. Staff and members alike find comfort and a sense of belonging at the Y making time there so very valuable.
Many of the families I work with depend on financial assistance to enable membership and involvement, but when able to become a Y member they flourish. The joy in the faces of the children and their families brings warmth to my heart and excitement to staff. With so many program opportunities (cooking class for the kids is just one example) to be a part of, we want to expand our reach to those that otherwise would not be able to participate.
We are hoping that you would be willing to make a donation to the YMCA and help our community members and families improve their lives with us. The Auburn Valley YMCA provides approximately 2 million dollars in financial assistance to local families a year and do our best to involve our community in the helping process. As an employee, member, and friend of the Y I have made a significant donation myself and ask for any help you can and are willing to give.
Today is the day to help make a difference and provide a positive impact for a single person or a family in our community.
When you donate to your YMCA, you’re investing in your community. Your support provides a place full of opportunities for kids to develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for our most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need.
Beyond this place lies a cause: providing opportunities for all to strengthen community, giving people hope for a better future, and the means to achieve it.
Addressing Critical Local Needs
Developing Smart, Resilient Youth
Your support prepares the next generation of kids to be successful adults.
Thanks to the support of caring donors like you, the Y is able to provide programs for our community’s youth from birth to graduation and beyond—no matter what their families’ financial situations may be.
In Y programs, kids develop the courage to try new things, the resilience to try again when they fail, social skills to make friends and keep them, and values like compassion, generosity, honesty, respect for diversity, and social responsibility.
Enhancing People's Health & Building Community
No one knows kids and communities better than the Y.
The Y is where community happens. In neighborhoods and towns across King County, the local Y is where people of all ages come together to laugh, learn, exercise, and build their sense of collective purpose and connectedness.
From the banking executive to the stay-at-home parent, the retired teacher to the cancer survivor, we give everyone the opportunity to live healthier lives, with donor-funded scholarships and sliding scale fees to ensure that the Y opportunities are open to all.
Caring for Vulnerable Young People
You drive the Y’s work to help youth and young people who need us the most.
As a charitable organization, the Y is deeply committed to serving the greater good. And, thanks to you, we are making a profound difference in people’s lives. We provide thousands of meals to hungry kids, safe, stable environments for foster youth and their families, and positive role models and opportunities to learn and work for at-risk and homeless youth.
Your support makes our community stronger. Please join me and give today.