Impact Newsletter

Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2021


Lori Headshot - 2020 Impact Newsletter

Dear Y Family,

As nature is in full bloom, and we return to some semblance of normalcy, It is important to note that for many in our community the impact of the pandemic will be felt for a long time. The Covid 19 pandemic unveiled health and access disparities for vulnerable populations, widened gaps in education outcomes especially among kids of color, exacerbated mental illness, and wreaked economic havoc on many small businesses. The work to rebuild and restore is underway and will take all of us working together to ensure that the communities can emerge stronger and more resilient than before.

The events we celebrate this year show us how far we’ve come, and how much we can accomplish together with compassion and conviction. In this newsletter, you will find a community conversation about developing programs for health equity through Whole Person Health. This conversation is illuminating and important to understanding vital community partnerships and helping kids and families to reach their full potential.

You’ll also find inspiring stories of vaccination efforts for communities experiencing barriers to receiving healthcare, a recap of the Y Social Impact Center event, upcoming Impact Webinars and more. The work we do simply wouldn’t be possible without your relentless commitment to our community. With your support, our critical work can enable our collective wellbeing and help everyone recover and thrive for a better future. Because of you, we are stronger together.

In gratitude and community,

Loria Yeadon, President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Seattle


Upcoming Events

Fighting Hunger in the Pandemic and Beyond 
Tuesday, July 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Hear how the YMCA of Greater Seattle has expanded our Hunger Initiatives to ensure kids and families have access to healthy meals and snacks. We will be joined by valued community partners, Y members, and volunteers to show how we are working hand in hand to make sure no kid goes hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Transforming Lives 
Tuesday, August 24, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

During the COVID pandemic, the YMCA Youth & Government programs had to pivot from traditional in-person conferences and tournaments to virtual events that continued to provide civic engagement and education. Learn how participants, volunteers, and donors demonstrated their ability to overcome the obstacles placed before them, and continued to provide civic leadership, engagement, and education opportunities despite the pandemic. 

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Save the Date for A.K. Guy Award Event 2021
September 29, 2021

In 1984, the YMCA of Greater Seattle established the A.K. Guy Award in memory of Albert K. Guy. The award honors the work of those who strive to better serve their community through dedicated volunteer service and who exemplify the ideals of the late Albert K. Guy through their outstanding service and dedication to social responsibility. Save the date for this virtual event, you won’t want to miss it! 




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