2020 Annual Giving Campaign
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes
During the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign, community members, businesses, volunteers, and staff come together to support the Y’s cause of strengthening the community. When you give to the Y, you support the Open Doors Program which ensures no one is turned away due to inability to pay; youth programs like child care, summer camp, teen leadership, sports and swim lessons; food security programs like the Backpack Program and Travelin’ Table; and Stewards of Children that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Every year, the Y is able to provide nearly $500,000 in services back to the community because of donors like you who give from the heart.
“Thank you for granting us access to the Y through the Open Doors program. We are, without a doubt, fully utilizing our membership and loving our experience. My routine swim has been nothing short of therapeutic… A previous part of my life that I loved so much is making its way back to me. My kids adore coming to the Y and love the novelty of wearing swim suits in the winter, drying off and then shooting hoops in the gym. It is heartwarming to have our membership be affordable for us, and I can’t thank the donors enough.” – YMCA Family Member
“Every Friday, I am so excited to distribute the Backpack Weekend Food to the kids and it brings so much joy to see their smiles. Some of them start asking me on Friday morning when they will be getting their backpacks. One sixth grader always gives me a hug and thanks me the minute he sees me holding his YMCA bag… It is heartwarming to know that these children have food on their tables every weekend.” – Teacher from Backpack Program Participating School
The Chair’s Round Table is comprised of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations that contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign. When you give at this level, you are the foundation of support for the Y’s cause and mission.
When you give to YMCA of Centre County, your tax-deductible donation will help youth achieve their full potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community.