Strong KidsSTRENGTHENING OUR
COMMUNITY
ONE CHILD AT A TIME

2017 Strong Kids Campaign

Did you know that the Y is committed to making services available to all, regardless of their ability to pay?  The YMCA of Middletown has a history of over 130 years of helping those  who are most in need.  We are able to keep this commitment through the generosity of our members, local businesses and community donors who support our Strong Kids Campaign.SKC donation button

Strong Kids scholarship assistance allows us to dramatically change the lives of those who may not be able to pay for YMCA services. By contributing to our Strong Kids Campaign you will change the life of someone right here in your local community.

  • A child attends a quality after school program while their single parent works.
  • A senior citizen takes water exercise classes remaining active and healthy thereby remaining independent and living in their own home.
  • A child experiences a memorable summer day camp after losing a parent earlier that year.
  • A 65 year old enrolls in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, loses 50 pounds and is able to discontinue a series of medications.
  • A teen participates in the Y’s Youth and Government program and develops the courage to stand up in front of 450 peers to debate the merits of their proposed bill.

The YMCA does not receive ongoing governmental support, nor does it receive United Way funding, so we count on your support to our Strong Kids Campaign. Every year the YMCA provides over $200,000 of scholarship assistance in our local communities, thanks to the Strong Kids Campaign.

The overall goal for our 2017 Strong Kids Campaign is $120,000.

Please help us reach our goal.

HOW YOUR DOLLARS MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

$100 - A child receives a 1-year membership to the Y and participates in programs that build confidence and start them on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.
$250 - Two children attend the Y's School's Out Vacation Camp duirng winter or spring break where they are engaged in meaningful activities all day long.
$500 - Three children attend one week of YMCA Summer Camp-an experience no child should miss out on.
$1,000 - Two families receive a 1-year membership to the Y where every members of the families can learn grow and thrive.
$2,500 - Five families receive partial scholarships for 1-year to send their child to the Y's Club Kid before and after school program so parents can provide for their families while children play safely.
$5,000 - Each year ten students attend a Youth & Government weekend summit in Albany.

Gifts may be designated as "unrestricted", in which case we will invest it in the program or location where it is needed most. As a 501 (c) 3 corporation, all donations to the YMCA are tax-deductible.

To make a donation or to learn more about the Strong Kids Campaign contact:

Laura Baird, Strong Kids Campaign Chair
(P) 845 395 1024
(C) lbaird@middletownymca.org

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