For many children, families and adults, the Y is a family. It is a place to come where they can learn, grow and thrive. But many need your help to benefit from this opportunity.
You know the faces of need in our community as well as we do: children in need of safe care and educational support; teens in need of positive role models and activities; and families who need a place to spend time together where they can grow in spirit, mind and body.
The YMCA of Greater Richmond is committed to meeting these needs and others through such programs as child care, camp, youth sports and health and wellness. Your gift improves a life. It keeps the Y open to all, making sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through the Y.
Learn how the YMCA of Greater Richmond is building Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
A Message from the Annual Giving Chair
Mark A. Christian
I love being involved with the Y. Most people don’t realize the array of programs the Y offers to all ages. I think that Y programs are a great way to strengthen the community and I am honored to serve the community in this capacity.
Annual Support Campaign
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA provides more than $520,000 in assistance, serving over 6,000 members, and program participants through reduced membership and program fees, and through such programs as YMCA Bright Beginnings. Your gift to the Strengthening Communities Fund keeps the Y open to all.
2013 Strengthening Communities Fund
Branch Goal: $244,000
Annual Giving Chair: Mark A. Christian
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
After-School Care: More than 200 children from 14 schools benefit from after-school child care. Your gift enables parents to maintain gainful employment while their kids enjoy daily academic assistance, nutritious snacks, physical exercise and character-enhancing activities.
YMCA Leaders’ Club: YMCA Leaders’ Club, run by teens for teens, is the pinnacle of teen programs; 35 teens develop leadership skills through academic excellence, physical fitness and 100 hours of community volunteer service. More than 1,000 teens develop life skills through other exciting Y programs.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA: The LIVESTRONG® at the Y program provides a support network for cancer survivors who are encouraged and supported in reclaiming their health and well-being.
Special Needs: Children in special education programs from Tucker and Freeman schools work out at the Y. Adults living with arthritis, MS, recovering from a stroke or who are part of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA for cancer survivors find support for healthy living.
Youth Sports: Each year more than 1,200 children develop character, teamwork and discipline through participation in youth sports. Your gift ensures that all children are given the chance to “be on the team.” At the Y everyone plays; everyone wins!
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Community Support: We anticipate that four out of ten members who join the Tuckahoe Y in 2013 will need financial assistance to enable them to take part in our programs and offerings. Cost should not be a barrier to joining the Y family.
Mark A. Christian
Board Campaign Chair
Major Gifts Chair
Mary B. Roberts
Mark A. Christian
John S. “Jack” Reid
Every day, the Y serves as a community resource where kids and adults learn, grow and thrive. View some of their inspirational stories by visting the YStory web page.