Annual Giving Campaign: Strong Kids

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YMCA Strong Kids 2016 Annual Giving Campaign

 

The YMCA Strong Kids 2017 Annual Campaign Team

The YMCA of Brockville and Area is a not for profit charity, open to all regardless of circumstance. We are available and accessible to everyone no matter what they can afford to pay. 

Last year:

  • Close to 2,000 individuals of all ages accessed the YMCA and its programs with support from our Financial Assistance program.They made the financial contribution that they could afford – thanks to our donors we subsidized the rest.
  • we granted 2,613 days of camp were supported by our donors to children whose families could not afford to pay full fee
  • We touch the lives of close to 8,000 annually - one in four are supported
  • We partnered with and/or supported 20+ local agencies/ groups and their clients
The need continues to grow in our communities:
  • In the last 5 years we have seen incredible growth with the number of residents needing financial assistance to access our facilities and programs, from 18% to 25%. Our assisted members contribute approximately 35% of the cost of usage
  • In the tri counties (Lanark, Leeds & Grenville) one in 10 families live in poverty; one in 9 children live in poverty; one in 12 report not being able to put food on the table
  • 60% of the population in Brockville is either overweight or obese leading to higher chronic health conditions in the community
  • Cost is the number one barrier to families/ children’s participation in sports and recreation
  • Transportation is a barrier – that’s why our Fill the Bus campaign is so critical Fill the Bus Link

Our YMCA is committed to:

  • sending more kids to camp
  • addressing the needs for more physical activity, play and opportunities to combat obesity, particularly in children
  • extending programs and services to underserved and/ or high risk communities and to increasing engagement and services to various demographics
  • inspiring healthy living to create significant and sustainable change for all ages
  • providing the information, motivation and opportunity for individuals to pursue healthy living in spirit, mind & body – the whole person.
  • delivering our promise to create the people, programs and places needed to achieve community health

The YMCA supports the community with over $400,000 of financial assistance each year.  NO one is denied access due to an inability to pay the full fee.

Our goal is to raise funds through this Campaign in order to match, as closely as possible, the YMCA’s contribution toward building a healthy community.

Please donate today!
 
For additional information, please contact:
Anna Hudson, Director, Development, Communications & Relationship Management
 613-342-7961 x 30  or ahudson@brockvilley.com
 
Please Donate Today! link to donate
Fill the Bus Link
 

CRA The YMCA of Brockville and Area on Canada Revenue Agency Website Link 

CRA The Brockville and Area YMCA Foundation on Canada Revenue Agency Website Link