Annual Fund Drive 2023 | Creating Communities We All Want to Live In

Last updated: January 27, 2023, at 2:41 p.m. PT

Originally published: January 10, 2023, at 11:52 a.m. PT

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Creating Communities We All Want to Live In 

This February, the (branch name) is kicking off our annual fundraising campaign, Creating Communities We All Want to Live In, to support critical local needs. In alignment with Vision 2025, the Y’s bold plan for strengthening community, our goal this year is to raise $2,105,000. Funds we raise will help provide youth, adults, families, and seniors with vital programs and services that are crucial to achieving Whole Person Health for all, especially those who need us most. 

Whether you want to help spread the word, volunteer as a campaigner, or make a gift today (link to branch donation form), we invite you to be part of our team to help support community. Learn more about the impact you can make, by asking for details on your next visit to the Y or attending our kick-off event.   

Y Community Kick-off Celebrations  

 

Why Get Involved?   

We change our future for the better when everyone has the opportunity to grow in spirit, mind, and body. When you support the Y, you’re investing in young people, particularly those who are farthest from opportunity, which is key to advancing equity and justice and building whole person health for all. As a community-based organization, the Y has a long history of helping support young people and families in living their healthiest lives and reaching their full potential. With the pandemic and social unrest over the past two years, the current impacts and reality for youth is very concerning. Together, we can support the healing and recovery process from the trauma of the past two years, and beyond, and mitigating both the immediate effects and long-term disruptions to whole person health, well-being, and quality of life for all people. 

What are we Raising Funds for?  

This year, Creating Communities We All Want to Live In, is focused on supporting these critical areas: 

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: When all young people have opportunities to learn, play, and grow, we change our future for the better. Through before and after school programs and camp and outdoor leadership opportunities, we work to foster social and emotional learning, encourage active play, and give kids the opportunity to discover what they love. 

  • CRITICAL NEEDS: When young people have access to food, housing and mental health, we change our future for the better. The Y provides critical wraparound services including food, shelter, counseling, employment training, educational support, and more to young people through the Y Social Impact Center, branches and community locations. 

  • ACCESS FOR ALL: When families have opportunities despite financial barriers, we change our future for the better. To ensure equitable access for all, income-based financial assistance is available for Y branches and programs, so no one is denied access to Y services due to financial barriers.  

  • WHOLE PERSON HEALTH: When communities have access to equitable health and wellness opportunities, we change our future for the better. From personalized wellness plans and disease prevention classes to counseling and health services for under-resourced communities, the Y provides support for building Whole Person Health. 

When you invest in the Y, you are supporting the healing and recovery process from the trauma of the past two years and mitigating both the immediate effects and long-term disruptions to whole person health, well-being, and quality of life for youth. Your involvement ensures that those who need us most have access to quality programs, activities, and facilities.     

Learn More about how you can be a changemaker and help create communities that we all want to live in.