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
The YMCA is more than a place to strengthen the body…it also exists to strengthen spirit and mind. We want all members of our community, regardless of age, income or background, to have access to the wonderful programs that the YMCA has to offer. Please join me by making a contribution to the 2013 Strengthening Communities Fund. Thank you for making the Swift Creek YMCA a beacon for families in our community. See you at the Y!
Annual Support Campaign
The Swift Creek Family YMCA will provide $23,000 in assistance to our members and program participants through reduced membership and program fees. Your contribution to the Strengthening Communities Fund keeps the Y open to all.
2013 Strengthening Communities Fund
Branch Goal: $23,000
Annual Giving Chair: Chris Shockley
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Water Safety and Youth Sports: From the youngest child playing in the Splash Park to the second-grader learning to swim, we will provide children with the skills necessary to protect themselves and to respond appropriately and safely to emergencies in the water. Participation in youth sports promotes teamwork and confidence.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Wellness and Group Exercise: All who wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle and to gain strength and movement are welcome. Join the classes and use the equipment available under the helpful eye of our in-house coaches.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Active Older Adults: Health screenings, exercise classes and social outings promote physical and mental wellness in older adults. We enable them to stay healthy and connected to their local community.
Teens: We offer opportunities for this vulnerable age-group to experience leadership opportunities and social activity in the Swift Creek community. Cost will not be a barrier to joining the Y.
Dr. Louise Bagwell-Robinson
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.