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
"I'm so grateful to be a part of the YMCA. From growing up going to Camp Thunderbird decades ago, to having children involved in the Indian Princess program, after-school care, and also the Y-Leaders Program, and everything else we've done in-between and yet to come, Thank You Midlothian Y!"
Annual Support Campaign
The Midlothian Family YMCA provides about $670,000 in assistance to our members and program participants through reduced membership and program fees, and through such programs as YMCA Bright Beginnings. Your contribution to the Strengthening Communities Fund keeps the Y open to all.
2013 Strengthening Communities Fund
Branch Goal: $145,000
Annual Giving Chair: Ben Sillmon
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Before and After School: More than 225 children from nine schools will benefit from before- and 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. Y Camp provides outdoor adventures throughout the summer.
YMCA Leaders’ Club: Run by teens for teens, Leaders’ Club is the pinnacle of teen programs; 40 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: Thirty cancer survivors will participate in this free 12-week program in 2013 to reclaim their health and well-being following cancer treatment.
Youth Sports: 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
School Partnership: Seventy at-risk children who attend Bellwood Elementary School receive tutoring and participate in character-building activities in our Y after-school partnership program at no cost to their parents. This will result in academic success and improved self-esteem.
Community Support: We anticipate that four out of ten members who join the Midlothian Y in 2013 will benefit from financial assistance to enable them to take part in our many programs and offerings. Cost should not be a barrier to joining the Y family.
Board Campaign Chair
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.